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People will try almost anything to increase the value of their home, especially when they are getting ready to sell it. There are a few quick things that you can do to add a few dollars here and there, but one that might surprise you is painting the front door black. According to an analysis that comes from Zillow, painting the door black or charcoal can raise the value of the home by an average of $6271.

According to a Mental Floss, a home design expert for Zillow, Kerrie Kelly, said, “For a seller, painting a front door is one of the least expensive home prep projects, but also one that can have a powerful impact on a home’s sale price.”

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It may not have so much to do with the color of the door but rather the contrasting colors that make a big difference. Some popular colors, such as light blue or beige, are frequently used by making the color pop and a darker hue can really be of benefit. It can be used in kitchens, on the exterior of the home, and in other areas where contrasting colors will make the listing photos more interesting.

“Tuxedo kitchens” are also a popular option. Those kitchens have matching countertops and upper cabinets that are either black or white and the lower cabinets are a contrasting color. Zillow reports that such a design scheme can add $1550 to the value of your home.

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Over 135,000 pictures of homes sold in the United States between 2010 and 2018 were used for the 2018 Paint Color Analysis. Closing costs were compared between those with contrasting colors and similar homes with white walls. They were able to determine what color schemes added the most value.

There are other paint schemes that can also boost the value of your home, including a brown dining room, red kitchen, or yellow exterior. Light blue bathrooms and a taupe living room can also be beneficial.

These options can be beneficial for those who are selling their home soon but if you are not putting yours on the market, you may want to wait. Popularity in colors come and go with the times, and you have to live with it.