Spring is in the air, and so is spring cleaning and change for many people. Paint is one of the easiest updates you can give your home. Changing the wall colors or adding an accent wall will not only change the look of a space in your home, but evoke feelings too. Ever wonder about the psychology of color? Here’s a great, easy to read infographic that explains what colors to paint your home and why.
For instance, painting your home office an attractive blue tone is known to make people more productive. It also makes people feel a sense of calmness and serenity. If you’re going for tranquility, health and nature, green is your color. Green is often used in bedrooms.
You can energize your space by using the color yellow, often associated with Kitchens as it brightens the room and is know for it’s metabolic benefits. Adding a yellow accent wall in the kitchen nook is a great way to add warmth, cheer and a pop of color.
Red is a color we most often see in homes and in some cases the color most suggested to home sellers to neutralize a bit when staging their home for sale. While beautiful, there’s something to be said for too much of a good thing. Red is a great accent color and can add depth to a room with an accent wall and decor that pops nicely. You’ll notice many big chain restaurants use the color red because it encourages appetite. Also a color of love, it is known to have a negative effect on people as well as red is associated in many ways with danger.
Lavender, not to be confused with the color purple, is a great color for calming and relaxation. It can also bled well with other natural colors and is welcoming in spaces such as a living room, home theater room or master bathroom. This color, in addition to golds, silver/grays, and black (when used sparingly) can enhance the feeling of sophistication and luxury.
Lighter is brighter, so to create the illusion of more space in a room – this is the direction to go! Light beiges, warm yellows and off-whites are great choices for wall color and making a space look more impersonal. Also the most suggested direction of interior paint colors that help sell your home! Remember, painting your home to live in and enjoy it, and painting your home to prepare it for sale can be in contrast of one another. If you’re thinking of selling anytime soon, please keep it simple, neutral, warm, light and bright.
We’re often asked, “How’s the Sherwood real estate market, is it starting to come back?” Yep! housing is back and for some time now we’ve been feeling it around Sherwood and the Portland Oregon area. Inventory levels are so low, real estate agents are having a hard time finding enough homes for the number of pre-approved buyers ready to make a move. If you or anyone you know is considering selling, interview our real estate team today! Good properties are going under agreement quickly, so it’s a good time to sell and a great time to buy in Sherwood and the surrounding area.
Check out the latest front cover or Money Magazine, we couldn’t agree more! Inside an InfoGraphic ran courtesy of RealEstate.com that showed that the real estate market was coming back. To back up the the trends everyone is starting to talk about, check out the cover of the latest edition of Money Magazine which just hit the stands!
Curious what’s inside? Here’s some of the key points made about the state of the recovering real estate market…
- In the last year, home prices increased in 92 of the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas — Portland Oregon being among them!
- Homes are more affordable than they’ve been in 40 years!
- The number of houses for sale is at the lowest level in a decade!
- Price increases are projected for most of the country this year!
Good news you can use, even the unbiased realize that Housing is Back!
The Gardner Team‘s personal real estate office is based in Sherwood. We specialize in Sherwood real estate where we’re ranked #1 according to RMLS, over all Realtors with all companies every year since 2008. The Gardner Team also helps home buyers and sellers every month buy and sell homes throughout the Southwest Portland Metropolitan area including Tualatin, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Happy Valley, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Wilsonville, Newberg and the surrounding cities.