Colors To Avoid When Selling A Home

Selling a home
Home color choice is extremely important when selling.

The right paint color can set the mood, but when it comes to selling a home, the wrong color choice can push potential buyers away. You want your home to feel welcoming and create a blank canvas for them to envision their own furniture and style. Certain colors can be too bold, dated, or even close in the walls, making the space feel smaller. Below we discuss some colors to avoid when selling your home.

Home colors to avoid

According to a recent Fixr Paint & Color Trends 2024 report, the following colors were the most off-putting to home buyers:

  • Red: 53%
  • Lime green: 53%
  • Bright yellow: 40%
  • Mustard yellow: 19%
  • Pink: 10%
  • Turquoise: 9%

Key findings for selling a home

  • Earthly tones continue to be the most popular color palette
  • Whites continue to be the best colors for the exterior of the home
  • Warm, neutral colors are the best colors for the interior of the home
  • Natural materials are the most popular design trend for home furniture


Of course, avoiding certain colors does not mean that you need to stick with bland colors throughout the home. Here are a few things that you may want to consider:

  • Accent Walls: If you love a bold color, use it as an accent wall in a smaller space like a guest bathroom or powder room.
  • Bring in Color with Decor: Inject pops of color through throw pillows, artwork, or a colorful rug. These are all easy for buyers to remove or replace if they don’t match their taste.

As always, it is important to hire a local and knowledgeable real estate agent when thinking about selling your home. Are you in the South Florida area and thinking about buying or selling real estate? We can help! Contact Natasha at Live South Florida Realty, Inc. today! Also, be sure to download our free Florida Home Search app for your smartphone or tablet.

By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.