I like intellectual gray with white trims. It gives the place a pop. I try to stay away from the dull yellow or eggshell white colors, seems too boring to me. Looking back, I wish had used that color, instead I used a blue-gray. It still attracted a lot of potential tenants. They loved it. So I am definitely confident an intellectual gray would work even better for you guys.
I like Sherwin-Williams Welcome White. Many here like the grays, but I like the warmer colors.
Lately, I started using revere pewter(S.W.) on everything.
Sherwin Williams Promar 200, Valspar 2000 or Glidden Diamond
I use SW Alabaster when I want off-white. Otherwise I use farrow and ball (colormatched by SW) Ammonite (very pale greige)and Purbeck Stone (two tones darker in same palette). I use FB Pale Powder in bathrooms and laundry, and Borrowed Light in the Master Bedroom. it’s more work but makes the houses seem higher-end.
Off white/beige in 5 gal. pails and what ever primer is on sale.
I do not buy primer/finish combined as I do not believe it is best method to get quality results.
Glidden Universal Gray with Drifting Snow as the trim color.
All our rentals:
Lowes - Valspar 4000 Eggshell Color Hopsack
Have been using for many years.
All units the same, easy to touch up and repaint. No wondering what we used per house. It is a nice real estate tan and it is fairly cheap.
Moth grey , BEHR . Available at Home Depot
It's a very light grey
I use Sherwin Williams Navajo White for a more traditional look and Behr Perfect Taupe for a more updated look. White trim for both.
I wish I had stuck with the same color in my rentals. Not only touch ups but if you actually need to repaint, no cutting in. Saves a lot of time...just paint to close to the edge. I use Behr white ceiling, SW white trim paint, the color it comes off the shelf. I wish I could give you one paint color for the walls...or even two..that I use on every place.
Originally posted by @Alyssa Paros :
What paint do you like to use? We’re looking at primer+paint for rentals in the $500-800 range. We rehab ourselves right now.
Sherman Williams color match of Benjamin Moore's revere pewter. Not too gray, not tan, but somewhere in between. Great neutral color that is very flexible.
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