Feature This... Staging Tip No. 3427 - Living Out of a Paper Sack is Good for You!

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Home Stager with FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor

I don't care what you call it.



Caramel, Cafe Au Lait, Ginger Snap or Lil' Chihuahua,

if the paint on the walls can be color-matched to a paper bag,

it's probably too dark to be considered a neutral appropriate for staging in today's market.

This is especially true if the ceiling is of average height.

 

In fact, you heard it here first... the paper bag colors are passé.

Just like the delightful shades of country blue, mauve, seafoam green, and

peach dates an 80's-90's house, the paper sack look is dating the houses of the

2000's.

 

 

 

 

So, if you are trying to reset the energy

of a house for today's buyers, get outta

the sack and head toward a brighter

future and a faster sale!




 

 

~ Michelle Molinari

 

Co-Owner, Feature This... Real Estate Staging, www.FeatureThisDotDotDot.com

Certified Property Consultant (CPC) & Certified Staging Professional (CSP)

SAR Staging Instructor, Staging and Redesign, www.StagingAndRedesign.com

Lead Conceptual Designer, www.CurbAppealConcepts.com

Vice- President of Acadiana Real Estate Staging Association, www.AcadianaRESA.com

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Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
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Hi Ginger,

I know it's a hard pill to swallow. Where I am located, pretty much every house has this brown-bag action going on as the main color in all the common areas of the homes.

I must say I attribute my two-week or less to pending statistics due to the fact that I totally eradicate this wall color. It makes any listing really stand out and feel super-clean and special in a sea of blah blah brown.

 

 

December 10, 2011 02:01 PM
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
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Hey there Sally,

Yep. The grays are all the rage. I use them along with taupe and yellow and they look phenomenal.

 

December 10, 2011 02:03 PM
Rainer
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Anna Dovger
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

Michelle, the "brown bag" colors are better than white and I don't really ask to repaint, but if there is chance to recommend any color I agree that lighter shades look cleaner and more sophisticated.

December 10, 2011 03:46 PM
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
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Hi Anna - thanks for chiming in. Yes, they are bettter than white, but there are much better colors that will sell a lot faster!

December 10, 2011 08:30 PM
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Liz Gallagher
Montreal Quebec RESA member
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers
The crown moldings are more evident with the lighter shade. Your eye is more drawn to the detailing than with the darker shade. Great photos to demonstrate your point. Liz Your northern neighbor
December 23, 2011 12:17 AM
Rainer
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