Colors That Sell: Make the Most of Your Laundry Room With Paint

A little paint can go a long way. This is especially true for your home’s laundry room. A free weekend and a few cans of paint can transform a laundry room space into a more functional and more visually appealing room of your house. Here are a few color combinations that work best for the laundry room.

Lighten Up

If your laundry room is dull, dark, and drab, brighten it up with paint. Many laundry room spaces serve as utility rooms and aren’t exactly a space where you would want to spend time. But that can all change with a fresh coat of paint. If you are painting over dark walls, use a white paint primer before you add your color. This method will give you the best coverage. Color experts say to use a crisp, bright white on the ceiling and trim. Then paint the walls gray, one of the hottest colors in home design right now.

Soft, light gray walls can add a touch of brightness to a room without windows or much natural light. If your laundry room does not have any windows — as many do not — add a mirror to the space to simulate natural light. A cool gray paired with a clean white will give your laundry room a cleaner, brighter, fresher feel.

Cozy Up

A laundry room located in the basement or dark corner of the home can feel unwelcoming. Instead of leaving your laundry space as-is when selling, consider adding a cozy touch to the space with paint. Any saturated color can work well in a dark space.

Terra cotta-colored hues are among those favored to do the trick. Design experts from Fresh American Spaces say yes to terra cotta but to be careful as some terra cottas can be too orange or too red. To choose the best terra cotta color for your laundry space test out large swatches. If terra cotta is too bold, opt for soft yellows or warm golds.

These colors will give your laundry space a cozy feel that might just impress potential buyers.

Level Up

Most laundry rooms are small, some are even inside a closet. And when you have two big machines and other bulky items stored in the small space, it can actually look even smaller.

Soft tones of blue, green, and off-white can help make a small room appear larger. Wall trim should be painted in a color that is slightly lighter than the color of the laundry room walls to maximize the effect.

In addition to paint color, sellers may want to consider replacing old, outdated machines by adding a stacking washer and dryer to the laundry space — especially if the laundry room is small. Stackable washers and dryers allow more room in the laundry space and modern machines are a good ROI for sellers. Every square foot of space counts when selling a home.

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