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 recent 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

 

Now I’m training people all over North America to make these kind of paint color transformations! My Psychological Color Expert™ certification is ALL ONLINE and you can train at your own pace from the comfort of home. You can offer paint color specification as a stand-alone service or as a complement to design and home staging services. Find out everything you need to know about this online course here:

online paint color training

 

 

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Sunny Penner Cox
Sunny Penner Cox
2 years ago

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?

Susan Erwin
2 years ago

It’s the color temperature, rated in Kelvins, that indicates the coolness or warmth of a light bulb. There are plenty of LED’S available in today’s market to give the end user the proper color temperature (the trick is to look to a professional for advice, not your local big box store😉). A home should never use a light bulb any cooler than 3000K. Tip: the lower the Kelvin temperature, the warmer the bulb. The higher the Kelvin temperature, the cooler the bulb. If you use the proper Kelvin temperature, the paint colors should be rendered properly. Another factor is the… Read more »

Susie
Susie
2 years ago

I’m glad to see you recommend soft white. I recently attended an open house with a local “stager” who told all the realtors to use the daylight bulbs. I personally hate the look of those bulbs, but everyone else there lapped up her advice.

Kari
Kari
2 years ago

What paint (brand and color) did you use?

Molly
Molly
2 years ago

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

Nancy
Nancy
2 years ago

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

Tammy Roberts
Tammy Roberts
2 years ago

This is great! Thank you for sharing ,

Laura P.
Laura P.
2 years ago

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
Kim Bailey
2 years ago

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

JL
JL
2 years ago

WOW! That exterior!!

Jennifer Entingh
2 years ago

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

Hannah Tiblier
Hannah Tiblier
2 years ago

So what are the colors she used????

Elizabeth Scruggs
2 years ago

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

Mary S
Mary S
2 years ago

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
Jennifer Baker
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary S

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

Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker
2 years ago

Oh so sorry, I just meant I get overwhelmed with all the toilet choices on the market today (like the lightbulb situation discussed above). As I was reading the comments in regards to the confusion of all the different lightbulbs available, it reminded me that last time I was at Lowe’s looking for a new toilet, I was overwhelmed and confused as to what I should purchase. I want to replace the toilets in our home – they are 14 years old – and I could not believe all the choices available to choose from. I had the same situation… Read more »

Holly Kolvig
Holly Kolvig
2 years ago

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

Sheri Bruneau
2 years ago

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

kelly
2 years ago

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

Susie
Susie
2 years ago

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

Amy Dennison
2 years ago

These before & after shots are fantastic Kristie!

Kim Hume
Kim Hume
2 years ago

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

Cynthia Riegle
2 years ago

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

Susan
Susan
1 year ago

What was that paint colour? So pretty.

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