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I’m an interior designer – the paint colours to avoid if you want to sell your home & why red is a turn off for buyers

I’m an interior designer – the paint colours to avoid if you want to sell your home & why red is a turn off for buyers

IF you’re thinking of selling your home then you already know there are lots of things to consider when trying to tempt potential buyers.

But one interior designer has revealed the paint colours to avoid as they can be off-putting.

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Bold colours can affect how well you relax and your sleepCredit: Getty

And while some colours may decrease the value of your property – there are others that can increase it.

Interior design expert and owner of home staging company Lemon and Lime, Elaine Penhaul told the Express: “Steer away from creating dramatic feature walls or using bright colours.

“These are often dependent on personal taste.

“They can also put buyers off.”

Kane Hughes, interior design expert at MyJobQuote agrees, warning those looking to sell their properties to avoid bold colours in the bedroom.

He revealed that primary colours have a severe impact on the ability to relax as they are distracting.

He added: “To counteract this, designers should consider using softer colour palettes with warm tones throughout the bedroom.”

Instead, opt for warm neutral tones like beige, whites and browns to help you drift off easily.

And that’s not the only place they should be avoided, red especially is bad news for your kitchen.

Ryan McDonough, interior design expert at MyJobQuote, explained: “Bright reds, oranges and yellows, although cheerful and energetic, also make kitchens feel hot.”

Elaine adds that repainting your home in neutral colours before selling also creates the perfect base to allow buyers to put their own stamp on it.

“By repainting your walls in tonal, neutral colours, you can easily freshen up the look of the property, she adds.

It also can add more value to the home as it looks more attractive to the eye.

If you can’t bear the thought of not having colour in your home then she recommends adding colour with accessories.

Neutral colours are much more appealing to potential buyers

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Neutral colours are much more appealing to potential buyersCredit: Getty

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