7 Fail-Safe, Stunning Colors You Need to Try This Fall

cobalt wallAre you ready to update your home’s interior? Want a fresh color palette to work with? Fall is the perfect time to get creative and try something new! From traditional warm hues to show-stopping bold colors, we’ve chosen 7 colors that are sure to please.

Read about these colors below for some inspiration!

Aluminum Gray – Gray is the new brown! This shade of gray is warm and goes well with all of the colors of fall. Pair it with reds, yellows, and oranges for the perfect combination of autumnal colors!

Aurora Red – Looking for something that isn’t exactly red but isn’t quite orange either? For that perfect orange-red look of autumn, try Aurora Red. This color is reminiscent of leaves’ changing colors and can be paired with many different colors including deep reds, bright yellows, gray browns, and even greens. It’s great for a quick seasonal change in nearly any space!

Bright Cobalt – You may not normally gravitate to this cool, bright, and bold shade of blue in the fall, but it actually can look quite striking during fall! Pair it with its natural complement – orange – for that natural look, and balance it completely with a neutral such as white, cream, or gray. This is a shade that would look completely stunning on your walls or pop out perfectly in small decorative accents.

Burnt Orange – For a look that really brings the feel of fall into your home, try out this subtle shade of orange. This hue will look warm and inviting when paired with golden yellows or yellow-green hues, and, of course, navy.

Cream – There’s just something about cream that makes us feel right at home. Cuddle up with this refreshing color by painting a whole room with it, laying out a cream colored comforter, or draping a cream colored throw over your favorite armchair.

Cypress Green – Bring nature inside by using this deep shade of green for a dramatic look. This hue goes great with just about any color! Amp the drama up by pairing it with this year’s trendy purple shades, or evoke a sense of harmony and nature by drawing in some browns, grays, and even muted reds. For a bold yet classy look, try painting a room in cypress green and decorating with white accents and furniture!

Fire Engine Red – Want to make a bold statement this fall? Try the classic Fire Engine Red! You can pair it with white, warm gray, and wood tones to create a classic yet modern look in your home.

Feel free to get as creative as you want to with these colors this fall! Paint an entire room, add subtle touches through your favorite decorations and accessories, add in a well-placed throw, or dress up your fireplace with one or some of these colors. The possibilities are practically limitless!

What’s your go-to color for fall? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook! Better yet, show us how you’ve used these colors in your home on our Facebook page. We love seeing our fans and clients get creative!


8 Easy Tips to Make Your Small Bathroom a Huge Selling Point

orchids in the bathroomAs you may already know, staging your home is a crucial tip to help you entice a potential homebuyer. This means rearranging your rooms to be in their best possible light to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Without a doubt, the toughest room of the home to stage is the bathroom; there is a limited amount of furniture, if any, to move around, and bathrooms are typically not very generous in terms of space.

Just because your bathroom is small doesn’t mean that you need to write it off. Turn it into one of your home’s biggest selling points with these 8 easy tips!

Create a Blank Canvas – As inconvenient as it might be for you, the potential homebuyers aren’t interested in seeing your everyday toiletries and bathroom supplies such as your soap, toothbrushes, and other personal hygiene products. You don’t want to make homebuyers feel as if they are intruding on your personal space, so make sure that you clear off the counters and create a blank canvas in your bathroom. Don’t forget the items in your shower!

Hide Cleaning Products – Even though they are necessary to an immaculate bathroom, your cleaning products will need to find a new home when you have potential homebuyers looking at your home. You want to make your feel like a luxurious getaway, and these necessities of everyday life do not fit in this picture. Put these products along with your bath mats, spare toilet rolls, and even your bathroom scale out of sight.

Maximize Your Storage – People like homes that have plenty of storage space. They will also more than likely be looking inside your bathroom cabinets to see how much space they offer, so make sure that they are well-organized. Another helpful hint – make sure that they are only half to two-thirds of the way full. This gives off the illusion of greater space.

Give It a Thorough Cleaning – Everyone loves a clean bathroom, especially potential homebuyers. Make sure to clean every single inch of the bathroom to help create a relaxing, inviting, and “new” feel for your bathroom. It will help give off the impression that your home is well-maintained.

Consider Making Minor Upgrades – You don’t need to spend an unsightly amount of money to upgrade your bathroom to entice buyers. Spending your money wisely by making small, inexpensive upgrades will create a large impact on homebuyers. Change out the mirror, give the walls a fresh coat of paint, recaulk the bathtub, or even upgrade the lights in the room. You’ll be surprised how far a few dollars can go!

Think Neutrals – When it comes to selling your home, neutral colors are the best way to go. Not only do they make rooms larger and more inviting, but they also help potential homebuyers envision themselves living in your home more easily. If you find yourself wanting to add a pop of color in your bathroom, try doing so in your towels or in a few key accessories.

Hang Luxurious Towels – Want an easy way to transform your bathroom instantly? Three words – luxurious, fluffy towels. Hang them on the side of the tub, on a towel rack, or, if you have a lot of extra counter space, on the vanity for an added touch of luxury. Your best bet is to go with thick white towels, but you can also opt for ones with beautiful textures. Just try to keep it simple for the biggest impact!

Place Accessories Strategically – In place of those personal bathroom products we told you to pack away, bring in a few well-chosen accessories to add an inviting layer of elegance. The bathroom should be like a spa or a sanctuary to get away from the stress that life often brings, so try replicating that feeling with fragrant soaps, bath oils, and candles. Don’t worry about bringing in too much – less is always better!

Looking for your dream house? Ready to put your home on the market? Let the experts at The Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties help! Call us at (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298 to talk to an agent today or learn more about us online at www.dianamasseyteam.com!