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Consider Paint Color to Enhance Your Home’s Re-Sale Value

Because most Naples, Florida-area residents already have the “location, location, location” real estate mantra filled in consideration of home price values, they need to look for other means to enhance the value and ultimate sales price of their homes. A fresh coat of paint and the right paint colors represent one of the easiest means for enhancing home re-sale values. In fact, a professional interior and exterior painting job can easily add significant value to that final sales price.

residential paint job freshens and renews the surfaces covered and enhances the overall look and feel of the entire premises. Exterior house painting helps make the home stand out from its surroundings, while interior painting provides a clean accent to each room. And, in addition to making your home look like new, a professional paint job alleviates concerns by some buyers that they might have to tackle the task after the purchase.

The Importance of Picking the Right Paint Colors

In general, lighter neutral paint colors have always been considered a safe bet that will appeal to most potential home buyers. After all, some people may not want to sleep in a pea green bedroom or appreciate the Disney princess look of a pink bathroom. Also, because darker colors absorb light, neutral shades often help make rooms and spaces appear bigger.

Neutral paint colors for exteriors work because they are most likely to appeal to the largest number of potential home buyers. They also provide potential buyers with a clean slate that will allow them to more easily change the exterior color if so desired. Painting over a neutral-colored exterior is much easier and cheaper than trying to paint over a bold color.

While neutral colors seem like a good overall choice for painting interiors and exteriors, color trends do change every few years. And the color shades and tones that happen to be in fashion can also help increase the sales price of your home. Conversely, colors considered out of fashion can negatively impact the sales price. For example, while yellow shades were fashionable for kitchens a few years ago, that trend was supplanted in recent years by soft shades of blue.

Zillow conducted a financial color analysis to determine which paint colors are most likely to increase home values as of 2017. The results, based on 32,000 home sales, suggest that lighter shades of blue are the current trendsetter for interiors. In particular, Zillow found that pale and periwinkle blues in bathrooms, soft gray-blues for kitchens, and slate blues for dining rooms all significantly increased the selling price. For the exterior, Zillow determined that a light gray and beige mix referred to as “greige” served as the trend-setting home sale price booster. While most trending paint color shades highlighted by Zillow verge toward the neutral spectrum, bold shades of navy blue are trending as the price-boosting color of choice for front doors.

With more than 20 years of residential painting experience, FCI Painting is intimately familiar with interior and exterior home paint color choices popular in Naples, Fort Myers and surrounding southwest Florida region. We keep up with the latest trends in residential painting and can help you prepare your home for the housing market with an expert professional painting service. To learn more about how FCI Painting can help you add value to your home, contact us today or give us a call at (239) 435-1001.

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6 Stars

The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany K