According to the 2018 Zillow Paint Color Survey, painting the door black can increase the sale price of the typical US home by 2.9%. That might not seem like much, but when you look at the numbers, it’s astronomical.
Here’s what it looks like in action: at Home Depot, you can get a quart of black paint for $32.08, more than enough to paint your front door. According to Zillow, the current median price for a home in the US is $218,000—so a 2.9% increase would add $6,322 to your sale price. In a nutshell, you spend $32.80, you get back $6,322 when you sell your home. That’s a 19,175% return on investment!
The TakeawayIf you have a low budget but want to add serious value to your home, head to your local hardware store and pick up some black paint for your door.