When our team go on site for a home consultation we always advise clients on how best to present their home ready for sale. We often always suggest to our clients a new coat of paint will always do wonders for your home. Although it can be a costly it is money well spent as it gives new life to your beloved home. Firstly we always recommend to paint over any feature walls that you may have or any rooms that feature a bold colour such as green, red, blue etc. It’s always best to create a neutral canvas for potential buyers to envision what they may do to the space.
Before we begin selecting which furniture pieces we want to use to style a particular home, we first have to determine if the property is cool or warm. This same process can be applied when selecting the right colour white for your home. Firstly you need to consider a number of elements within your home such as flooring, tiles and cabinetry and determine whether they have warm or cool tones. Evaluate if they have under tones of blues and greens of if they showcase more yellow, brown or orange tones. If you're bit confused about what is a cool or warm tone, see below a great example of the different tones of the colour grey.
Another important factor to consider is the overall style and period of your home. If your home tends to lean more towards the modern style with black window trims and concrete look tiles, a white with a grey undertone or a bright white would be best recommended for your overall scheme. If your home has lovely oak wooden floor boards and complementary cabinetry the best type of white to pick would be one that has a soft, warm undertone. Consideration must be applied when your space has morning or afternoon light as this can reflect warmer tones in the room such as red, yellow or orange glows. If your white colour already has warmer undertones the colour may intensify once the sun rises or sets therefore you may need to consider the perfect balance of cool and warm.
Once your white tone has been identified, we suggest purchasing some sample pots of different whites as they can look very different once up on your wall. It’s always better to paint your sample pot colours in two different rooms. We would recommend painting them in your lightest and darkest rooms of your home, this will enable you to view your samples in a range of different natural lights. Check on your sample walls throughout the day as the colour intensity and undertones will come through different sources of lights from the morning, afternoon, evening, artificial light and even moonlight.