paint Archive

The Chic, New Neutral Color Backdrop

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Move over, beige. Shades of whites and grays are becoming the trendy wall color choice nowadays. For contemporary, sophisticated walls, stagers are reaching for the whites and grays. In some cases, the colors...
August 18, 2014

Pick a Perfect Paint Palette

Just about every seller’s willing to throw a new coat of paint on the walls to attract buyers. But it’s got to be the right paint color to capture buyers’ attention. Lend a hand by branding, printing, and hand...
June 13, 2014

Home Owners Say They Want More Colorful Interiors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home owners aren’t shying away from using more color in their homes. Nearly two-in-three home owners say they would like to add color in their home, particularly in the living and family room,...
May 19, 2014

The Power of Gray in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement...
January 27, 2014

Before You Paint a Room, Here’s Some Must-Do Prep Work

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Painting can dramatically change the look of a space, enhancing its aesthetics and possibly even making it look more spacious. Painting is one of the most popular do-it-yourself jobs of home owners, and...
September 9, 2013

Use Color Pops in Your Listings to Enhance, Not Distract

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Is your listing suffering from the neutral blahs? It’s good to go neutral when selling a home so that you offer up potential buyers a blank canvas to imagine their own decorating, but...
August 12, 2013

The Worst Colors to Use in a Home

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Emerald may be this year’s color of the year and hot hue, but which colors should you avoid? Color research tells us some colors to avoid. Colors that can be considered, as some...
February 25, 2013

The Color of the Year for 2013 Is …

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Home interiors are going green this year. Pantone has named “Emerald” its color of the year for 2013. Pantone describes the jewel-like hue as a “lively, radiant, lush green” that can offer sophistication...
January 21, 2013

6 Painting Tips for Freshening Up Exteriors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Springtime is the best time to give a home a fresh coat of paint, according to the Paint Quality Institute. “By painting in moderate weather, you’ll likely get a longer-lasting paint job,” says...
April 16, 2012

8 Quick, Hot Design Tips From the International Builders’ Show

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine Looking for quick, easy ideas to bring a home to life, add value, or prep for sale without spending a lot? Learn from the pros! Designers who presented at the International...
February 13, 2012