Simone Biles' 'elegant' house color has size-enhancing qualities that real estate experts want us to replicate

The gymnast's Houston home is praised by real estate experts for its versatile paint color

Simone Biles
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American gymnast Simone Biles may have made history this weekend by winning her fourth gold medal at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, but experts are also praising her choices when it comes to home design. 

Standing in front of her Texas home, the esteemed gymnast gives us a glimpse of the modern build, the exterior of which is adorned in bright white paint. While this may at first glance be regarded as somewhat of a safe option when it comes to exterior colors, experts say it not only boasts aesthetic appeal but also maximizes space and can even uplift a home's market value.

'The best thing about a white-colored house is that it adds a touch of charm and elegance to any home,' says real estate agent Adam Chahl. 'There's just something about the crispness of white that can make a house stand out. This classic combination has been popular for decades and continues to be a favorite among homeowners.'

In addition to its elegant look, Chahl suggests white is the perfect hue to promote the look of a larger space, explaining: 'One of the main advantages is that it can make a small house appear larger and more inviting. The bright white color reflects light, creating the illusion of more space.'

Adam Chahl

Adam Chahl is an award-winning real estate agent and has been empowering people to purchase real estate for many years. Adam has sought out, secured financing, and project managed successful and profitable build projects in the UK, the Caribbean, and here in Beautiful British Columbia.

Another advantage to embracing a white-colored home is its versatility when it comes to styling other elements of the exterior, as Chahl suggests: 'It can serve as a blank canvas for any seasonal decor or themed decorations. From wreaths and garlands to colorful planters and outdoor furniture, a white palette can easily transform with the seasons or personal style preferences.'

Perhaps most surprisingly, however, is the ability to increase a home's value by adopting a white-painted exterior. According to Chahl, 'a white home can certainly add curb appeal and increase the overall marketability of a home. It gives the impression that the house is well-maintained and cared for, which can be attractive to potential buyers.'

If this is a look you're considering for your own home, Chahl's advice is to 'look for a professional to help you design your home, and choose the right paint that will withstand weather elements and regular wear and tear. Make sure to keep it clean and well-maintained to maintain its appeal.'

Feeling inspired to elevate your home's exterior with a fresh white hue? Shop the below paint to bring this stylish and versatile look to your own home. We've also explained how often to paint a house exterior, to help you on your way. 

Paint & Color Editor

Emily is H&G's Paint & Color Editor, covering all things color across interior design and home decor. She joined the team in the summer of 2023, having studied Fashion Communication at university before working in various creative roles ahead of making the leap into interiors. She lives in Glasgow where she loves admiring the city's architecture, frequenting her favorite coffee spots, and sourcing vintage furniture for her tenement apartment. Emily's interior style is inspired by the simplicity of midcentury design, mixed with more playful modern pieces that inject small (but bold) doses of color.