Favorite Tri-Cities Colors

If you want to fix up your house for resale it’s good to pick colors that will be liked by the highest percentage of your potential customers, yet too much color can make it hard for potential buyers to imagine their furnishings fitting in.  Too little color and your house may seem stark and uninviting.

For interior painting I recommend:

  • For an off white: Sherwin Williams – Dover White (SW6385)
  • For an off white with a slight hint of gold: Sherwin Williams – Antique White (SW6119)
  • For a warm beige: Sherwin Williams – Kilim Beige (SW6106) – This is so popular around here I like to call it “Tri-City Beige”
  • For warm neutrals: Sherwin Williams – Accessible Beige (SW 7036) and Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)

I would give an example of these here but the differences between how it displays on a computer monitor and how it actually looks are too great so it’s best to get a sample chip at the Sherwin Williams store or better yet buy a quart sample and paint it on a piece of cardboard or a scrap of wood with two coats to see how it looks.  Please avoid painting it directly on your interior walls as that can leave a smoother patch on your walls that can show through your new paint job as a slightly shinier spot.

For exterior colors it’s easier for me to recommend not using here in the Tri-Cities and that is blue.  Blue just doesn’t fit well with this desert environment.  It’s more of a wet side color.

If you have red brick on your house do consider a green, particularly a muted sage green.  Those go well with red brick.

I hope this helps.  If you have any questions or need advice please don’t hesitate to call me at 551-1060.

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