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5 Best Colors of the Spring Sales Season


Of course there is always white. And if you are trying to sell a condo or single family that gets very little light, white on white trim is always a safe bet. But if thats not the case, here are a few very safe, sophisticated, tried and true colors that go with all styles & and room sizes.

Benjamin Moore:

  • November Rain/2142-60: A neutral with a slight gray-green tone. A little on the cool side and looks great against both blues and browns as well.
  • Gray Cashmere/ 2138-60: A more definite but very pale blue hue. A Great choice for rooms without a lot of light.
  • Abalone/2108-60: Wonderful and sophisticated neutral which comes off as a mixture of gray and mocha. Looks great in room with warm brown tones as well as red (often hard to match).
  • Silver Fox/2108-50: The darker version of Abalone, it great in bedrooms with lots of light and powder rooms where you would like some richness in color.
  • Old Prairie/2143-50: A more sophisticated alternative to beige.

Although Ben Moore is shown. Many stores such as Sherwin Williams will mix you a Ben Moore color if you provide them the color name/number.

Helpful Hints on DIY Painters;

Painting a small room like a bathroom with one of these colors? Painting the walls AND ceilings the same color, will make the room feel bigger and the look is awesome. Best yet, no having to cut-in the ceilings. Looks Especially good if there are soffits or pitched ceilings (like under a staircase or eves), as all of the ceiling lines disappear. Try it!

Brian Back has been with Gibson Sotheby's International Real Estate since 1992. His real estate experience began in 1987 and has led him to become involved in both residential sales & development. He specializes in both established and emerging neighborhoods in and around the city of Boston. In addition to his real estate experience, Brian holds a degree in interior design from the Art Institute (Ft. Lauderdale Fl.). He knows first hand what it is like to be a customer having both developed and sold many properties in the city of Boston and surrounding neighborhoods.

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