I am officially declaring a moratorium on red walls in real estate

Nearly forever in the realm of Real Estate has the Red Accent Wall been the darling of would-be decorators and home owners that desire a little extra spice in their interiors. 

Your Guide is officially declaring the era of the Red Dining Room and/or Red Powder Room over. At least when it comes time to sell.

Though the pop of color could be interpreted to “add some character” all too often it’s the wrong kind.  Red isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  And it is VERY hard to cover up – or at least buyers perceive it as a challenge to cover up.

Invariably, these red rooms get passed on from homeowner to homeowner because no one has the courage or tenacity to apply layer upon layer of KILZ primer to undo the dastardly deed.

In the photo below, the third set of home owners is currently enjoying the sizzling red dining room (VHT did seem to go overboard with the color correction, nonetheless it is RED.)

Let’s all agree:  Henceforth for a pop of color, we will add it with throw pillows, an accent blanket and a vase of roses!

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Red Dining 1

Red Kitchen 1

Red Bath 1

  1. January 22, 2011 |
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