The Property Brothers Say These Are The Two Worst Paint Colors

Does your home have these shades on display?

Drew and Jonathan Scott

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Considering a major home renovation or planning to sell your digs? Simply looking to upgrade the living room wall paint? The Property Brothers have some thoughts for you when choosing paint colors.

On an episode of HGTV's Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, dubbed "Condo Dreams," Drew and Jonathan Scott are not pleased when they see these two colors gracing the walls in the client Roseanne's home, as originally reported: Red and yellow.

"Yellow walls don't really sell these days," Jonathan quipped on the show, implying that Roseanne could likely fetch a better selling price if she repainted her walls a different hue.

Perhaps an even worse offender than yellow, however, is red. At one point in the episode, Jonathan warns that they must "get rid of that angry 90s red wall." While red walls may have worked for Mr. Big in Sex and the City or in that historic 19th-century home tour you took, it's likely not doing much for your decor or home resale value.

So as much as we love ketchup and mustard on a bun, it's time to ditch these two colors when sprucing up your humble abode.

Drew and Jonathan Scott

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Additional Renovation Mistakes

The Property Brothers have seen their fair share of home renovations, so they know what makes a difference when upgrading your house to improve its resale value. According to The Property Brothers, certain upgrades, often invisible to the eye, significantly impact your house's renovation.

Miscalculating Cost

Upgrading furnishing, like cabinets, countertops, or flooring, will transform your space, but ignoring underlying issues with your house will not help improve its value. Add a contingency into the budget for unforeseen costs, such as mold, outdated electrical problems, or construction setbacks. Set aside part of your renovation budget for these unexpected costs—even more when renovating an older house.

Cutting Corners When Renovating

When working with a smaller budget, it's easy to assume that the cheapest is the best option for your home renovation project. While you may save money upfront, ineffective construction can cost you more on the back end with repairs or structural damages. Replacing or repairing the structural systems when renovating the decorative elements in areas like kitchens and bathrooms will help maintain your house's functionality.

Predicted Paint Trends For 2023

Home renovations often correlate with changing trends. Several recommendations for 2023 paint predictions include neutrals, blues, and earth tones. Overall, new paint color trends indicate self-expression through these design choices, but here are some specific predictions from the most popular paint companies.


For a neutral paint color, the blend of gray and beige is still popular in Dutch Boy's Rustic Greige. The website states, "Rustic Greige is a versatile neutral that brings harmony and contentment home." A second neutral paint color choice is Redend Point by Sherwin-Williams. This paint color mixtures shades of blush and beige in a nature-inspired, warm brownish tone. Finally, the appropriately named Blank Canvas by Behr "creates a welcoming atmosphere for entries and hallways." The neutral paint shade goes with everything in a creamy, warm shade of white.

Earth Tones

Green is a popular choice for interiors, designed to bring a little of the outdoors inside. Starting with Spanish Moss by Krylon, this "subdued hue" transforms spaces into a "serene yet casual retreat." Ashley Banbury, the senior color designer for Krylon, says this green is "rooted in the renewing power of green." The color of the year 2023 from Glidden Paint by PPG is Vining Ivy, which reflects a "desire to get back to 'normal' and create a cozy and welcoming environment." This nature-inspired hue is modern and versatile.

In addition to earthy green, natural landscapes serve as an inspiration for paint colors. The rich clay color, Terra Rosa by Dunn-Edwards, is soft but can also make a bold statement in your home's decor. Also, an homage to Southwestern landscapes, Canyon Ridge by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart is "a subtle spin on terra-cotta" and "skews more sunbaked clay than cayenne pepper."


For a pop of color, Benjamin Moore's Raspberry Blush is a "vivacious shade of coral tinged with pink," described as an "electric hue" and "the definition of charismatic color."

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