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Chris Budz Realty Executives Elite | Darien IL Realtor

Why do we find one place appealing and are uneasy in another? Why are we attracted to one product over another? Color—whether architectural or in products—accounts for 60 percent of our response to an object or a place.

darien il real estate agent tips and tricks

    1. DON’T PICK YOUR PAINT COLOR FIRST.I know it seems natural to get the biggest things done first, but it is much easier to choose a paint color that goes with your furniture and decor than it is to choose decor to go with a paint color.
    2. Three Rules To Keep in Mind:
      1. More than one color in a room can look great, but if you go in that direction, keep it to three colors maximum. If you are going with two bold colors, the third should be a neutral to give your eye a break.
      2. When choosing your colors start by choosing your boldest color, and then choose the others with the first color in mind.
      3. Don’t be scared! Paint is not permanent and you can always change it.
    3. Start Small
      If you’re not sure where to begin with color, experiment in a powder room or bathroom, a small hall or area between rooms, or an accent wall. If you’re doing your own painting, pick an area that’s quick to do so you can see your results sooner, and be happy with it or change it. Look at the process as an adventure.
      To get started, select a favorite color drawn from artwork, a rug, dishes and an accessory or furniture piece as a main color or accent.
    4. Pay Attention to Lighting
      The reason why paint stores have light boxes for you to test paint chips:
      1. Natural daylight shows the truest color;
      2. Incandescent lighting brings out warm tones and yellows;
      3. Fluorescent lighting casts a sharp blue tone.
      So, a strong color might be too bright and overpowering when used on all walls or next to a large window, but it might be effective when used as an accent wall with indirect light.
    5. Learn the Color Terms
      It helps to understand the terminology used to describe color.
      1. Hue is what we call a color. Red is the hue; blue is the hue.
      2. The value of the hue is how light or dark it is.
      3. Saturation refers to how dominant the hue is. As we go from red to pink, the red hue becomes less dominant.
      4. Intensity is the brilliance of the color. The pure colors such as red are more intense than the combined colors such as yellow-green. A stronger intense color usually has a more dominant hue.
      If you want a more active space, consider introducing stronger, more intense color. Even if you want a light-colored room, choose colors that are slightly more saturated than off-white or light pastel. Very light color can feel bright and stark when it appears on all surfaces in a room. However, two or more medium-light, closely related pastel colors can create a luminous effect when used in the same room.


Choosing the right color for your home whether you’ve just purchased it, or are getting ready to sell can be a daunting task.  If you’re choosing colors to sell, first consult your Darien Illinois real estate agent and see if bright colors are selling in the neighborhood.  It might be better to go with neutrals so as to not scare off any potential buyers.  Remember, your agent is your best friend when it comes to bouncing real estate ideas off of a professional.  Chris Budz will steer you in the right direction and look out for your best interests.  Contact Chris today for all of your Darien Illinois real estate needs.

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