The color red can be lovely to decorate with. It’s so warm and passionate. It brings life to otherwise dull rooms. Sometimes painting a room red is a good idea.
However, in most cases I advise my clients to neutralize their red walls if they are going to put their house on the market. It does not mean there should not be any red in the room. As you can see below, even though the clients changed the color of the red wall, I still brought the red in with the art, cushions and other accessories. Therefore the room still reads as cosy and inviting even though the red wall is gone. It is more acceptable to the majority of buyers. The non-red wall enthusiasts will appreciate the neutral wall color which will likely work better with their own furniture and they are not facing a paint job as soon as they move in.
For people who love red, they will see that a neutral wall doesn’t mean a neutral room. They can bring in all the red they like with the art and furnishings. They can even decide to paint the room red at a later date if they really can’t get enough of the red!
Here is another example of changing out the red walls for selling purposes.
But what to do if the room has to remain red and the house is going on the market? In the photos below, my clients had just flipped this downtown house and had picked all the colors themselves. They chose a bright red to go on all four walls of the living room. It was a little overwhelming to say the least, but I had to work with it. So I did!
And look what a difference a red door can make! (not my own work)
So red is always a great color for those who like color. If you are not selling, paint whatever color YOU enjoy. If you ARE selling, it is almost always better to neutralize red walls in your home for something that will appeal to a larger target market.
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