More talk about beige?

More talk about beige? Get on the beige bandwagon! My expertise is with flooring and so I’m a beige lover.

Selling your home? The million-dollar realtors (the ones who sell lots of homes!) recommend a light, sandy beige on the floor. Let’s break this into 2 words: light & sandy. Think about the house you bought and model homes you’ve seen. The floor color is too light for real living, right? However, LIGHT sells. A light floor color shows the home as “clean”, “the rooms appear larger”, “neutral canvas that allows me to visualize my stuff in this house”. If you change the above vision to a dark brown floor base, for example, do you think clean? I think “what’s that floor hiding?” The room will feel smaller too. What if I own pine furniture and will be moving it to my new place? That picture of pine is in my head and if it clashes with the dark brown on the prospective house – I won’t even know why I don’t feel GOOD about this house – it’s because the current floor color is a clash with how I’ve been living and decorating up until now. That’s plenty to think about!

Let me take you and the word sandy to the beach! Visualize yourself at a gorgeous vacation home and you notice windows everywhere! It would be boring to have a white or light floor with all this sunshine splashing in. A light beige turns white in this sunshine. Washed-Out is never pretty. The color selected for this floor will be several tones darker than you think (while at the flooring store) – and it will look perfect when you keep the word sandy in mind, for the warmth (and richness) that most homeowners desire.

National Carpet & Floors in Crofton, MD has a deal called the “Realtor Special”. It’s a low-priced, very light, sandy beige carpet to help sell houses. It’s not the most realistic color for most homeowners, but it fits a recipe: show and sell this house! Of course we have beiges with more personality and depth for homeowners who want the low maintenance and beauty that this warm color can contribute.

Flooring tip: Consider a lighter color in the bedrooms than on the main level.