Now that we had decided on a contractor, the next decision was the color scheme.
While HGTV and other designers have some great ideas about vibrant colors in the kitchen, if you are preparing to sell your home you want to consider a more neutral palette that appeals to the majority of buyers. Even though contrast is important when decorating, colors come and go each year, so choose a neutral color for most of your walls and then decorate with accent colors that can easily be changed or removed.
When shades of gray (nothing to do with the book) came in a few years ago, I was thankful to finally see something I liked other than "realtor beige" that covered our walls. With smaller rooms, you are best to use lighter colors. Just like clothes, dark colors make rooms look smaller. So that narrowed down the search to a light neutral gray color.
To help the house flow better, we used the Agreeable Gray not only in the kitchen and dining room but throughout the livingroom and hallways. The stainless steel appliances, brushed nickle faucets and cabinet handles and light accents along with the white doors, windows, and crown molding contrasted nicely with the color.
Written by Virginia Hall
Keller Williams Realty