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Carla Freund, NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty)

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Arctic Cotton from Glidden is a warm, neutral paint color and very light. White trim goes well for contrast.

Jan 21, 2023 07:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

As others have stated, a warm white - not a bright white will work best. 

Whatever you choose, all the best with the renovation.

Jan 21, 2023 08:10 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

White, but not "Bright White". 

Jan 21, 2023 08:18 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Off-white seems to be the safe & neutral ground for this subject. 

Jan 21, 2023 06:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That seems to be the new neutral these days, Carla. And fortunately there are many shades of white from cool to warm tones. I'm about to help clients make a similar decision before we list.

Jan 21, 2023 05:34 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Neutral colors

Jan 21, 2023 09:36 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Is it possible to have 'Extra White' that doesn't bring back that hospital look? White cabinets & trim with warmer colored walls is what I'd do.

Jan 21, 2023 05:50 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We just painted a home and sold it using gray, but not the blue-gray that has been prevalent.  We used a light gray with brown undertones with white ceilings, trim and cabinets.  It went over very well and sold very quickly.  (It was a Dunn Edwards color called, Great Gray).

Jan 21, 2023 09:49 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I hate white walls.  I've had while walls and I'll never again have white walls.  In 30 years I've never ever had a client like white walls.

Beige, taupe, cream.... ANYTHING warm and inviting vs. white.


Jan 21, 2023 09:12 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Because they have already named apricot the color of the year for 2024 I think I'd do with that.  It's earthy and ahead of it's time setting the trend.  Our builder has always gone with "setting the trend" with spec houses.

Jan 21, 2023 09:02 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It 'used to be' 'Navajo White' anyone remember? 
Not hospital white and not offwhite, just a little more eggshell . . . 

I guess for a small house the brighter white could be OK 

the new owner will paint it their style! 

Jan 21, 2023 08:57 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Carla,

One of our investors buys small 3 bedroom 1 bath National Homes and they do a remarkable job with the kitchen and colors.  The last two flips this Fall the buyers stated they bought their homes  because of the colors and their staging.  If interested I could email you the mls listing sheets with the pictures as their flips sell much quicker with more offers than an owner occupied seller.  It looks like you are getting lots of great advise.

Jan 21, 2023 08:39 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've found that each market will have its own opinion as to what is popular.  Asking your paint store is the best advice I've seen as what works here might not work there.  

Jan 21, 2023 08:17 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Pure white can be harsh and sterile. So let's add a few drops of green, blue, red to make it a very muted blush for color warmth Carla Freund . You are in NC.. ask the paint store what is a big mover. Might not be the same trend in other areas we all hail from in Active Rain think tank. Are you stenciling all the walls too with "You'll Forever Be My Always" or "Live, Love, Laugh"? Don't you love the trendy expressions telling us how to live our lives? Make it classic not trendy. Priced right, clean and available tops color wheel choices.

Jan 21, 2023 05:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

At least with a shade of white, whether warm or cool, it will have a clean pallette for the new buyers.

Jan 21, 2023 06:42 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sherman Williams has a “ Softer Tan “ that you can used on walls & ceilings (and it will look like the ceiling is off white )

Jan 21, 2023 10:17 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Off white or very, very delicate grey.

Jan 21, 2023 11:17 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Earth tone is always a good cnoice, and in our area we are still seeing grays -- but in very light shades.  Dark is out -- unless it is used on the cabinets.

Jan 21, 2023 11:12 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Still like egg shell white in fix and flips

Jan 21, 2023 10:53 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I have never had a home painted in all white.  Too stark for my taste and most buyers as well. HD has a color called 'granite dust' that's kind of a warm color with grey undertones. I'd call it a neutral.

Jan 21, 2023 10:24 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Funny but, I had two of my bedrooms painted last week. They were a horrible 'mustard' color that they were when we bought in 2020. I finally got the rooms decorated and chose a color to match my decor. I chose a super light gray. 

As it happens, I asked my painter what the go-to whole-house paint is for his clients who are flipping homes or prepping for selling. He said a pale grey, similar to what we used is, hands-down the go-to color in 2023. 

While I have seen the white-on-white for a few years, most who I know who went white-on-white, wound up adding color later. The white has been described as 'too sterile' or 'contractor's blah' and buyers feel like they have to paint their whole house after they buy the home. 

I would go with the pale grey and the white trim. I think that will be the safest 'crowd-pleasing' choice! 

Good luck, whatever you decide!

Jan 22, 2023 07:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carla- there are so many whites you can use. I've been partial to Benjamin Moore's White Dove because it  is not so stark that it can still warm up a room. 

Jan 22, 2023 12:04 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Grey is out.

Creamy whites and light mochas with complimentary trim for paint.

Kitchen cabinets that sell in San Diego seem to be natural wood Shaker Style or a more modern style in white. 

I do still see Cherry Woods and Walnut but they seem to work better in larger kitchens.

Jan 22, 2023 07:02 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Everyone has great answers! Thank you! I'll let you know what they go with.

Jan 22, 2023 06:03 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer all white and the way it makes everything seem to be bigger and brighter.

My wife likes to add a bit of color, especially accent walls.


Jan 22, 2023 04:56 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Any off-white color works as neutral still is in!

Jan 22, 2023 04:14 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Origami White by Sherwin Williams. it's white with a slight tan undertone.


Jan 21, 2023 06:43 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Grey walls, white cabinets, still popular.

Jan 21, 2023 05:55 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I vote off white....  So tired of gray! 

Jan 21, 2023 03:32 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Neutral and as cheap as possible as long as it looks good.

Feb 02, 2023 08:19 AM