Home Staging Paint Colors – Befores & Afters

I often finish work with clients who come back into my life a few years down the road when they purchase a different home. C. is a client I have never met in person – I first helped her decorate and choose paint colors for her home via online consultation, then she hired me again to advise her on staging her home to sell. It sold quickly, and she hired me a third time to choose interior and exterior paint colors for a new home.

home staging paint colors

About a month ago, she emailed me to let me know they were moving again! Here’s the email:

Hi Kristie!

I never sent you pictures of the outside after we finished painting. We are however selling our house again. I’m attaching the Zillow listing for you to see along with the old pictures just so you can see the difference. Also, I used the knowledge that I got from you last time and your book to stage. I’m looking forward to taking your course in the near future.

 C.
I absolutely LOVE getting “after” photos from clients when I am not able to see the finished product in person! I wanted to share them with you so you can see what a huge difference paint color can make in home staging, and that staging paint colors don’t have to be boring. I hope you enjoy these, and I have a favor to ask at the end of this post!

entry before

blue ceiling by The Decorologist, Kristie Barnett

dining room before

living room before

before

kitchen before

soothing staging paint colors

master bedroom before

exterior before

white painted brick by Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist

Is it any surprise her house was under contract in 2 days???

 

UPDATE:

Now here’s the cool thing that happened since I originally wrote this blogpost: this client came to Nashville and attended our fall Expert Psychological Stager™ course, and now she is a professional EPS™ stager! Here’s her review of the class:

I just returned from taking The Decorologist®️ Expert Psychological Stager™️ course and I simply can’t put into words how great it was. Kristie is so knowledgeable and practical with her advice. I am a previous long distance client of Kristie’s and I was so thrilled to finally meet her in person. Kristie helped me to pick colors for my previous home and stage it via phone consult to sell. It sold in record time. After we moved into our new home, she again helped me pick colors. We recently decided to sell again and I used the knowledge that I had acquired from her before and her book to stage again. Every agent and person that walked through our home wanted to know who staged the home. We had multiple offer and it sold in record time. I simply can’t thank Kristie enough. Upon encouragement from my friends and family to pursue something that I am truly passionate about, I took the leap and finally took the course. I am go glad that I did and I am especially grateful that Kristie has a heart for pouring into other women and helping them find their passion in life. – C. Byer

If you’d like to become one of our elite group of professional EPS™ stagers, join us at our upcoming spring course! Our March 14-16 course in Nashville has only a handful of spaces left, so don’t delay. Find out more here:

 

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Sunny Penner Cox
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Sunny Penner Cox

Voting all done! This is a beautiful, peaceful, carefully-considered color scheme. Like a breath of fresh air. Befores & afters ARE great – sp rewarding to look back & see the hard work paying off. And can’t help but notice that the lighting is so much better. Kristie, with all the rapidly changing technology, would you consider doing a refresher post on how lighting affects paint color? Maybe which types of bulbs show off the results that make it all seem worthwhile?

Kari
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Kari

What paint (brand and color) did you use?

Molly
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Molly

What an incredible difference!! How fun for you to see this years later. 😊

Nancy
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Nancy

Question: can you describe how the kitchen backsplash was changed? Paint? Different tile? Beautiful -all of it. ESP the exterior!!

Tammy Roberts
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Tammy Roberts

This is great! Thank you for sharing ,

Laura P.
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Laura P.

Hi Kristie, Happy to vote for you! Hope you win.
What a wonderful transformation with paint, some new lighting, and tiles! Every room looks so fresh. I’m not surprised the house is already pending!

Kim Bailey
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Kim Bailey

Voted! And I can’t believe that’s the same house – nice job!

JL
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JL

WOW! That exterior!!

Jennifer Entingh
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My vote is in! I hope you win this. You definitely deserve it. Love the before/afters!

Hannah Tiblier
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Hannah Tiblier

So what are the colors she used????

Elizabeth Scruggs
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another incredible transformation! you ARE the most influential person in home staging in my book!

Mary S
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Mary S

A lot of people have that color of wood cabinets and it’s nice to see that the soft grey works so nicely! It was a beautiful house before, even nicer now! Yes, Kristi, do discuss light bulbs, lol! The selection nowadays is overwhelming. A few years ago, my husband bought a whole bunch of those horrid pinkish light curly things. I said, nope, and he happily uses them in his basement shop, thank God!

Jennifer Baker
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Jennifer Baker

Lol, light bulbs and toilets!!! I am over stimulated and overly confused!!!!

Holly Kolvig
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Holly Kolvig

It appears that the grid in the windows were white and now are painted black is that correct?

Sheri Bruneau
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What a lovely job you did in helping your virtual client! Such a great transformation. Well done my friend.

kelly
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Voted! It is amazing the transformation of this home. The magic of paint! Good luck with your nomination my super-star friend!

Susie
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Susie

Lovely transformation! It is no wonder it sold so quickly. It was peaceful and very neutral, I’m sure buyers loved it.

Amy Dennison
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These before & after shots are fantastic Kristie!

Kim Hume
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Kim Hume

Just voted! You absolutely deserve this award, Kristie! Beautiful transformation!

Cynthia Riegle
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Vote is in!!! You are most influential in so many ways!

Susan
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Susan

What was that paint colour? So pretty.