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Staging With Color: What You Need to Know

Updated: Jul 5, 2023


When you’re selling a home, it can be difficult to stage the house in an eye-catching yet sophisticated way. Buyers are looking for tasteful colors and chic designs that have a timeless quality that makes them feel welcome and at ease. As home stagers, this is why our expertise in painting, wallpapers, and accents is so important. We know what colors command full-price offers from buyers - modern shades of neutrals like creams, whites, grays, and taupes paired with accent hues - each designed to grab attention while still inviting potential owners into the atmosphere you’ve set up. In this blog post, let's talk about how expert staging will help you create memorable moments for future homeowners through coordinated colors and accents!


Modern Staged Living Room with Blue and Rust Accents

As a potential buyer walks into their perfect home for the first time, they feel a sense of excitement and anticipation. This is the moment they've been waiting for - the opportunity to step into a space that could be their own. Color definitely plays a role in making a lasting first impression, and it can make all the difference in whether a buyer decides to make an offer or turn away. That's why we want to share four color families to consider when staging your next listing. These tips and tricks are sure to help you sell a home for top dollar to the target buyer quickly! Whether you're selling a cozy bungalow or a modern penthouse, these color choices will set the stage for a successful sale.



1. Light, Bright Spaces with Shades of White


There's something about a light-colored space that draws people in. Perhaps it's the feeling of freshness and clarity that these whites and creams evoke. Clean and crisp, they remind us of new beginnings and endless possibility. White walls can make a room feel more spacious and open, while creams create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Good rooms to use these colors in are bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. When it comes to pairing furniture and accessories, think natural wood tones, pastels, and metallics. These hues will complement the neutral palette and add depth and visual interest.


Staged Bright White Kitchen


2. Serene, Soothing Rooms with Shades of Blue


There's something about blue tones that can instantly bring a sense of calm and serenity into a space. It's no wonder many people choose to use this hue in their bedrooms, bathrooms, and home offices. But blue isn't just for those areas - it can work well in living rooms, kitchens, and dining spaces too. However, when it comes to linens and accents, you want to be mindful of going overboard with blue. It's best to balance it out with other colors such as white, beige, or even shades of green or grey.


Traditionally Staged Bedroom with Blue Accents

Ultimately, it's up to you and your home stager to find the perfect combination that will speak to potential buyers, and using blue tones in the listing can make for an inviting and peaceful environment.


3. Lush, Lively Homes with Shades of Green


Green hues are the perfect addition to any space, adding a fresh and lively touch. While using green on the walls may seem intimidating, it can actually create an incredible backdrop for other colors and decor elements. Staged homes can certainly benefit from the addition of greenery, whether it be faux or real, as it creates a natural and inviting atmosphere. Our First Impressions team loves adding a touch of greenery in the main spaces of each home we stage!


Modern Staged Living Room with Green Accents

When it comes to pairing green with other colors in furniture, decor, and accessories, options are endless. Neutral colors like beige or gray can keep the focus on the green while bolder hues like navy or mustard can create a striking contrast. In the end, incorporating green in various ways can bring a sense of balance and harmony to any space.



4. Warm, Welcoming Spaces with a Warm Neutral


Warm neutrals like warm gray or light beige can add a sense of security to any room. These colors create a cozy and inviting atmosphere that provides a comfortable space to unwind after a long day. They are great wall colors for any room as they pair well with a variety of different furniture and decor styles. When it comes to furniture and decor, shades of rich brown, soft cream, and warm ivory can complement the walls beautifully. Adding pops of color with throw pillows, curtains or a statement piece of art can create contrast and interest in the space. Overall, warm neutrals create a peaceful and calming environment that can make any room feel like home, which is exactly how you want potential buyers to feel when they walk in to your listing!


Modern Chair and Side Table with Neutral and Brown Accents


Are you ready to take the leap and infuse some bold and beautiful colors into your staged listings? It's no secret that the right colors can instantly uplift a space and create an inviting atmosphere. Don't be afraid of going beyond the conventional neutrals and sprucing up your staging with some pops of color. Whether it's accent cushions, statement artwork, or decorative pieces, color can help you highlight the best features of a property and make it stand out from the rest.



And if you're feeling overwhelmed or unsure where to start, don't worry! First Impressions Staging + Design is here to help you navigate the world of color and create stunning staging that will captivate your buyers. So let's embrace color and make your listings shine!

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