In the season 3 “Rock the Block” finale Sherrod had a warning for homeowners who are repainting their homes. When sprucing things up before listing your house, you might just paint the walls. However, during this makeover episode, she is quick to point out that there are other essential bits to cover as well, namely the vents, doors, and even trim. Instead of painting these an accent color, Sherrod thinks painting them all the same tone makes a bolder statement. Leaving them bare is a mistake as it makes things look unfinished.
When it comes to decorating a room, it can be a bit tricky to paint the whole space in one color. Using the wrong tone for such an extreme paint job might make the room feel overpowering. That’s why she was careful in selecting the perfect paint color – a lovely gray-blue shade that wasn’t too bold, yet far from being boring. “[The paint color] has a blue undertone [so] it’s not gray, which is typical and boring, and it’s not black so you don’t feel shut in; it has some color,” she said in the episode. While homeowners don’t have to choose this exact shade when replicating the look to place their homes on the market, they should still use the same thought process. Look for neutral shades with undertones of a bolder color for the best of both worlds.