Moving Into A Fixer-Upper? 3 Reasons To Paint The Interior With Neutral Colors

If you recently bought a fixer-upper home that you are going to be moving into and working on for the foreseeable future, you may want to start planning out all the projects. From looking at the house, you may know that you will need to do interior painting to make it attractive. Hiring interior painters is worth doing because their knowledge and skills will give you the results that you want to achieve, but you will still need to decide on all the colors. Committing to neutral colors is a smart strategy that will provide you with noticeable benefits in a number of ways.


When you bring everything from your current home to the fixer-upper, you may not want to replace items, including decorations. This means a house with vibrant colors on the trim and walls may clash with your decorations and discourage you from putting them up when you move in.

By choosing neutral colors for the trim, ceiling, cabinets, and walls such as varying shades of white, black, gray, and brown, you can use your decorations with complete confidence.  Also, you can look forward to the fixer-upper looking attractive as colors will not conflict with each other.


After painting your home's interior, you may want to keep it good-looking and in great condition for many years. This is when prioritizing darker neutral colors has an advantage over lighter colors such as light gray and white since dirt and grime will show up more easily on those lighter colors. Dark gray and most browns do a better job of hiding dirt so that you do not feel the need to clean the paint so often.

If you want to use a combination of light and dark colors, you can always go with darker colors closer to the floor and lighter colors up above. This makes crown molding and ceilings an excellent candidate for whites and light grays that you may be interested in having inside the house.


When you are interested in making feature changes to the fixer-upper, you may want to make sure that everything meshes well together. Neutral paint colors can make a huge difference because they will allow you to go with bold colors for flooring, countertops, and appliances.

While you may know that you want to hire interior painters to work on your fixer-upper, you should also know why going with neutral colors is a smart choice for your new home. Reach out to residential painters to get started.