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Hottest Hues For Home Staging This Summer

Home staging is a useful, maybe even essential, tool to a make a home sale in today’s real estate market. Dunn-Edwards knows that as professional home stagers and interior designers, crafting a design aesthetic that appeals to a wide-spectrum of buyers with a neutral color palette can help you ensure a quick and profitable home sale.

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1. Clouded Vision (DE6380). Right now grays are ideal “in a variety of classic and soft tones, highlighting architecture, landscape and weather patterns,” according to resident Dunn-Edwards color expert, Sara McLean in our latest Color and Design Trend report. Staging with this cool, neutral paint color creates a refreshing sanctuary from the summer heat.

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2. Droplets (DEW381). This color is light and bright and offers a cooler alternative to another popular Dunn-Edwards white called Whisper (DEW340). This home staging color is ideal for creating that airy summer feeling at an open house, especially in dimmer spaces. “I recommend this color in smaller spaces where there isn't much natural light,” says Founder of White Orchid Interiors and reality TV staging personality Lauren Matthews.

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3. Satin Purse (DEW305). Millennial Pink has proven it is a trend with staying power. In fact, romantic pinks continue to be seen everywhere from cold-pressed juiceries, to playgrounds, to street art. Satin Purse provides a more neutral take on Millennial Pink for a bold accent wall. To read more on the ways romantic pink hues continue to influence the cultural zeitgeist, check out our 2018 Color and Design Trend report.

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4. Bring some coastal accents into an open house this summer. For a thoughtful accent wall color that still has wide appeal, try Taliesin Blue (DEC798). This blue-gray hue adds a richness while still coordinating with many other warm and cool tone palettes, notes Matthews.

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When it comes to choosing the best interior paint color for home staging, opt for colors that add richness while maintaining an overall neutral. To try out any of these hot hues on your staging space right now, use Dunn-Edwards InstaColor ® app to see what your walls will look like in any and all of these colors. Just upload a picture of a space you're working on or choose one from our library — with one click give it a paint job.