News Paint Your Bathroom This Color If You Want to Increase Your Home's Listing Price Or simply because you love a calming retreat. By Perri Ormont Blumberg Perri Ormont Blumberg Perri Ormont Blumberg is a former senior staff writer for Southern Living's News Team. Southern Living's editorial guidelines Updated on March 5, 2023 Fact checked by Jennifer Hawk Fact checked by Jennifer Hawk Jennifer Hawk is a former English professor with 24 years of experience guiding even the most reluctant through the labyrinths of writing, rhetoric, and research. brand's fact checking process Share Tweet Pin Email As you prepare to sell your home, there are the obvious things to do like making sure your plumbing is working, upgrading your curb appeal, and cleaning your windows. Then, there are the less obvious things that could impact your home's resale value—like painting your bathroom. So what color could potentially help boost your selling price? Periwinkle blue. According to the 2022 Zillow Paint Color Analysis, a bathroom painted in periwinkle blue may mean your home price could be 1.6 percent higher. Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images There's good reason that the ethereal shade can help you fetch an estimated $5,000 more. As Apartment Therapy reported, "Amanda Pendleton, Zillow's lifestyle expert, says this might have to do with current bathroom trends, like white cabinets and countertops, which periwinkle nicely complements." The subdued shade may also promote a zen ambience, which many people are trying to channel in their bathrooms to maximize relaxation. So what do you think of perwinkle in your bathroom? Ready to grab the paint brushes or are you in favor of renaming it no-thank-you-blue? Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit Sources Southern Living is committed to using high-quality, reputable sources to support the facts in our articles. Read our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we fact check our content for accuracy. Zillow. These are the 7 biggest trends predicted to influence home projects this year.