Want to boost your home's value? Paint your kitchen one of these colors, according to a new study

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Fast, Easy Ways to Boost Your Home's Value

If you're looking to sell your home soon, this may be worth the read.

According to a new Zillow study, there's a new and inexpensive way to upgrade and boost the value of your home that you've probably never thought about: painting your kitchen. That's right, slapping a fresh coat of paint on your kitchen walls can raise your home's property value by thousands of dollars.

However, not any type of paint will work for the upgrade. The study points out that painting the area a color such as yellow will command an average of $1,360 more than homes with white kitchens. Other colors that boost value include "warm, earthy tones" such as sage green or dove gray. What's more, the paint trick can also help in the dining room. Zillow discovered that dining rooms painted "mauve, eggplant or lavender" are found in homes that are worth around $1,100 more than their less colorful counterparts.

Zillow's chief economist, Svenja Gudell, says, "Warm neutrals like yellow or light gray are stylish and clean," implying that they give off the impressions that the seller has "an eye for design that may translate to other areas within the house."

Check out some of the best cities to buy a home in the slideshow below.

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Salary to buy a home in 19 major US cities
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Salary to buy a home in 19 major US cities

19. San Antonio

Population: 1,409,000

Median Home Price: $192,100

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,096

Salary Needed to Buy: $46,000

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18. Orlando

Population: 255,483

Median Home Price: $205,000

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,115

Salary Needed to Buy: $48,000

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17. Minneapolis

Population: 407,207

Median Home Price: $223,700

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,172

Salary Needed to Buy: $50,500

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16. Philadelphia

Population: 1,517,628

Median Home Price: $213,700

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,204

Salary Needed to Buy: $51,500

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15. Dallas

Population: 2,518,638

Median Home Price: $206,200

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,208

Salary Needed to Buy: $52,000

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14. Houston

Population: 2,076,189

Median Home Price: $209,200

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,217

Salary Needed to Buy: $52,000

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13. Baltimore

Population: 640,064

Median Home Price: $233,500

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,233

Salary Needed to Buy: $53,000

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12. Chicago

Population: 2,824,584

Median Home Price: $209,800

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,352

Salary Needed to Buy: $58,000

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11. Sacramento

Population: 479,686

Median Home Price: $294,100

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,450

Salary Needed to Buy: $62,000

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10. Miami

Population: 417,650

Median Home Price: $286,000

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,471

Salary Needed to Buy: $63,000

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9. Portland

Population: 609,456

Median Home Price: $318,300

Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,538

Salary Needed to Buy: $66,000

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8. Denver

Population: 649,495

Median Home Price: $353,500

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,596

Salary Needed to Buy: $68,500

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7. Seattle

Population: 652,405

Median Home Price: $385,300

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,829

Salary Needed to Buy: $78,500

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6. Washington, DC

Population: 582,049

Median Home Price: $371,600

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,834

Salary Needed to Buy: $78,500

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5. Boston

Population: 645,966

Median Home Price: $393,600

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,940

Salary Needed to Buy: $83,000

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4. New York City

Population: 8,213,839

Median Home Price: $384,600

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $2,024

Salary Needed to Buy: $87,000

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3. Los Angeles

Population: 3,794,640

Median Home Price: $481,900

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $2,217

Salary Needed to Buy: $95,000

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2. San Diego

Population: 1,284,347

Median Home Price: $546,800

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $2,407

Salary Needed to Buy: $103,000

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1. San Francisco

Population: 777,660

Median Home Price: $781,600

Monthly Mortgage Payment: $3,453

Salary Needed to Buy: $148,000

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