Roger Hazard and Chris Stout-Hazard
Cart | Checkout

Living Room Color Dispute

By Roger Hazard

Roger,

My boyfriend and I can't agree on what color to paint our living room. We want to try to sell our house in a couple years once the market's stronger. In the meantime, I want to add a fun color like orange to the room. My boyfriend thinks we should keep it white so we don't have to repaint it before putting the house on the market. What should we do?

Kari G.
Modesto, CA

Kari,

It's possible for you and your boyfriend to both have your way.

A good compromise would be to paint one wall an accent color. I'm often asked to help sell homes that have been sitting on the market and many of them have nothing but white walls. Adding strong colors to such a house definitely works. The trick is to choose a color that plays well with the floor color (carpet, wood, tile, etc.) as well as any furniture and/or window treatments in the room.

Roger

Pin It
Roger Hazard
Roger Hazard · Founder · Roger + Chris · Sharon Springs, NY
Roger Hazard is TV's original home stager, as well as designer / producer on the international, Emmy-nominated "SELL THIS HOUSE," "SELL THIS HOUSE: EXTREME," and "MOVE THIS HOUSE." MORE ABOUT Roger Hazard

Hot right now on Roger + Chris

Restyling a Garden House: Paint It Black
A cute, 160-year old Italianate Victorian had the potential to be a stunning garden house - but only after taming the garden, adding style to the porches, and applying some unexpected new colors.
10 Design Tips for Picking the Perfect Chesterfield
There are quite a few things to consider when picking the perfect Chesterfield. Here are some tips that will give you a head start.
Best Blue Velvet Sofas
We've gathered some of our favorite sofas and armchairs in gorgeous blue velvets, along with design inspiration from around the web.
RELATED POSTS
Paint or Stain Doors?
Roy is fixing up a house and wants to know what finish works best on doors and door frames.
Dressing Up Mirrors with Frames
Lauri wants to know how to bring interest to a boring bathroom mirror by adding a custom frame.
Remodel it all, including the kitchen sink
Each time I meet with a client or speak at a home and garden show, I'm faced with a barrage of questions about renovating kitchens. Homeowners even those who have undertaken major projects in other parts of the house have a tendency to seize up when it comes time to remodel this room. It's easy to understand why: The kitchen is frequently the largest and indisputably the most important room in a home, the epicenter of a family's day-to-day life.
JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Design ideas, new stuff. discounts, and the occasional puppy photo. Sign up! All the cool kids are doing it.

NEW GOODIES
164
80
79
86
96
Harley armchair in Cheyenne Southern Sky performance leather