By Nata Bozymski


As a Realtor with a passion for interior design, I’m often asked by prospective sellers, “What is the number one thing I can do to best prepare my house for sale?” My answer is consitently the same, “ PAINT!” 


It never ceases to amaze me how far a few cans of paint can go to freshen up and often, transform a space. Choosing the right paint color for your home can be difficult. If you are not comfortable with the process, it can be overwhelming. The most common mistakes people make in choosing paint colors are often rooted in their fear of commitment!  There are the folks who are so afraid of the idea of color or worry that a color will be too dark that they end up with something lifeless,boring and well... noncommital. Or conversely, they LOVE color so much that they don’t want to commit to one or two and instead, their home is filled with rooms each consisting of a different color. Bottom line, neither one of these options are smart if you are looking to entice a prospective buyer. The ideal color palette focuses on one or two colors which vary only in their value. Utilizing this technique creates a beautiful, clean, fresh and inviting backdrop for all your colorful art and accessories to shine. 



Wallcolor shown above: Glidden - Wood  Smoke 

Trim Color: Sherwin Williams- Pure White

Doors are painted in Valspar- Andiron