This is a story about one of the most important aspects of Home Staging…Color
… how it transforms homes, why it matters…. and why “Wheat Penny” is my Hero. Yup, Wheat Penny, Sherwin Williams’ Color #7705. It’s not where the story begins, but in its own way Wheat Penny was a beginning for me because it was the first significant professional color decision I had to make on my own; without my coaches advising me, without looking for reassurance; and I did it without hesitation or second guessing. It was a profound moment for me, a culmination of everything I was taught: all the workshops, webinars, and live classes that I was (and am) so devoted to. An intent listener, but never the best student; so was it sinking in? Would I remember it all? How would I remember it all? And then it happened .. “Wheat Penny”… and it was a slam dunk in so many ways. For me, it was so much more than choosing the absolute perfect color, it was the fact that I DID IT…INSTANTLY…without hesitation. There it was.. this was it.. no more color decks, no more decisions. I DID remember what they told me .. it DID sink in! And it was almost a reflex decision because I was now understanding how to assess a color situation without angst. Hallelujah!
You might be wondering what was transformed that was such a defining moment for me? I’m talkin exterior shutters and a garage door! Haha .. Wow .. ‘it’s the little things in life’, as they say. But I realized that what I needed to focus on when choosing this color was to understand everything that we needed it to do.
The goal was to find a color that would make the brick, new roof, and dated siding all come together while making the house seem larger and more unified. By blending the garage door color with the brick color, it visually balanced the front of the house and shifted the focus away from the garage door and directed it now to the front door entrance, which should always be the focal point.
Yup .. Wheat Penny. No one in the world could’ve talked me out of it. THIS was the color that will make the difference…and make a difference it did. This project had several offers within the first few days.. one being over the Listing price.
Next up..”Landscape Staging.”