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Color Trends in 2024

Thursday, February 8, 2024   /   by Annie Junker

Color Trends in 2024

Color Trends in 2024
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Why You Should Stick to Neutrals When Selling Your Home
 

In case you hadn't heard, Pantone released their color of the year last month. And the color for 2024 is... (drum roll)... Peach Fuzz! While this is a bright and happy color, if you are thinking of selling your home this year, I would advise against using trending colors to paint any space. When listing your house for sale, it's generally advisable to avoid relying solely on design trends for several reasons:

  1. Personal Taste Varies: Design trends are subjective and can be polarizing. What's trendy to one person might not appeal to another. Potential buyers have diverse tastes, and it's essential to create a neutral and universally appealing space.

  2. Short-lived Trends: Design trends tend to come and go quickly. What's fashionable today might be outdated in a few years. Investing in long-lasting, timeless design elements can ensure your home remains attractive to buyers over time.

  3. Risk of Oversaturation: If a particular design trend is widespread, it can lead to oversaturation in the market. Homes that all follow the same trend might not stand out, making it harder to attract potential buyers.

  4. Potential Maintenance Issues: Some design trends involve unique materials or intricate details that might require specialized maintenance. Potential buyers may be hesitant if they perceive ongoing maintenance challenges associated with trendy features.

  5. Regional Variances: Design trends can vary by region and demographic. What works in one location or for a specific target market may not be as effective elsewhere. It's crucial to consider the local market and potential buyers in your area.

  6. Depersonalization is Key: The goal when selling a home is to help potential buyers envision themselves living in the space. Personalized design trends may distract buyers and make it harder for them to visualize the property as their future home.

  7. Financial Considerations: Renovating or updating based on short-lived trends can be costly. It's important to consider the return on investment and whether the money spent on trendy design elements will significantly increase the home's value.

  8. Risk of Dated Appeal: While it's essential to avoid being too trendy, it's equally important to steer clear of outdated design choices. Striking a balance between classic and modern elements can help your home maintain a timeless appeal.

In summary, a more neutral and timeless approach to home design when listing for sale is generally recommended. This allows potential buyers to see the property as a blank canvas, increasing the likelihood of making a positive and lasting impression.


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It is my responsibility as your REALTOR® to ensure that when others around you are lowering their expectations, that this becomes the time for us to switch gears and discover how to leverage the market effectively to achieve your goals.

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