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Best Paint Colours for Home Staging

August 16, 2015 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)

It’s well known that a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost effective ways to update your property when you’re preparing it to sell. How do you know what colour to choose? Here are some of my picks for best paint colours to use in home staging.

Does this room look familiar?

Before: Bedroom before home staging.

I’ve written about staging-safe paint colours that won’t offend before. On Twitter, one of the feeds that crossed my path was this one from Real Simple Magazine: Experts Reveal How to Choose the Perfect Paint Colour for your Home. Of course, being a professional home stager in Calgary and working in condos/houses every day, I had to take a look.


Of the 24 expert picks mentioned, here are my suggestions for the best paint colours for use in home staging:

  • Wool Skein (Sherwin-Williams)
  • Precious Pearls (Dunn-Edwards)
  • Amazing Gray (Sherwin-Williams)
  • Shaker Beige (Benjamin Moore)
  • Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore)
  • Simply White (Benjamin Moore)


And here’s a tip that’s good for your budget. Buy an inexpensive brand of paint at your local home improvement store and ask them to colour match one of these higher-end brand name paint colours.

See the difference professional home staging makes!

After: This simple, yet stylish bedroom is the perfect retreat for any homeowner.

How to find the colour code? Go to the brand website, for example Benjamin Moore, and do a search for the paint colour by name. It will show you a swatch with the description and code (here’s what comes up for Revere Pewter). That’s the information you need when you go to the home improvement store (although some of them will be able to look it up on their computer for you – note that not every colour can be matched so have a couple backups in mind when you go in).

What are your best paint colours for home staging?

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