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White vs Magnolia

08/03/2018 by Martyn Pryce

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White vs Magnolia


Although we’re still getting those chilly nights the days are starting to feel longer and a lot lighter! As well as Balsall Common I spent some time in Knowle this week, the sun was shining and it felt warm and fresh. As I type its grey and miserable outside, nothing can last for ever in our climate- too much of a good think and all eh?!


Last week we spoke about what is meant by a Spring clean and how that can impact your property sale. This week I’m going to the other extreme… Magnolia. 



For years people have been told that if they are looking to sell or rent a property paint the walls Magnolia. I’m not sure who exactly is behind this trend but apart from the word ‘Magnolia’ sounding beautiful, natural and pure then colour associated is awful. This week team Ginger have been helping a client that will be launching their property to market shortly but in the meantime the Magnolia has got to go. 




If you’re in the same predicament then go with an off white choice. There are some 31 shades of white on the deluxe website. From pale grey to creamy whites and even some close to the magnolia spectrum! Scary right? Well sort of, you won’t need to worry about 90% of these, there will be the right white for your rooms. Use your furniture as a guide, for example; if you’ve got cream carpets or sofas, then head towards a cooler grey colour and vice versa. If you’re unsure, invest in tester pots- its worth it in the long run. If you have the confidence, pair your white shade with a contrasting grey, super modern and will give your property an edge on the competition. 




Be precise, remember that old school saying: ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’. This is the adult amalgamation of that very meaning. Fill the holes in the walls, mask up floors, edges and ceilings. You’ll thank yourself later. Our client has spent 2 days prepping their home for paint so allow yourself time and you’ll end up with a flawless result.





If you’re stuck on how to tackle your house, get some support. Selling a property is a big step and we always say its a two way relationship with your Estate Agent. Ask your Agent what you should prioritise, get it right first time and you won’t damage your property sale. Remember that your Estate Agent has seen your competition and knows exactly the sort of trends that sell homes in your area with the modest or biggest budgets. If you’re looking to sell your property or would like some advice about how to prepare your home for market then give one of our friendly team a call. :)


… in the meantime I better get my roller at the ready and help out! 


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Category: Property Advice Author: Martyn Pryce