Selecting a color scheme for your Central rental property’s interior can be quite the experience. But, there are boundaries as to which sections of the interior you can change. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. Nonetheless, that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing other means of personalizing your space! With the existing interior colors, choosing a color scheme may prove to be a more challenging task.
When you’re choosing a color scheme for your rental property, try walking through the house, taking note of which spaces are visible from each room. Jot down those details on a floor plan. This is crucial information because choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not just about styling individual rooms. Essentially, each room should coordinate with others to build towards a sense of continuity.
Option 1: Choose Your Base Color
After going through your notes, you can begin laying out your color scheme in one of two ways. The first strategy begins with choosing a base color for the biggest room or area in the house. Consider the paint and flooring colors, and think about what could work in that given space. It’s worth noting down that neutral paint colors coordinate so well with many color schemes. But keep in mind that warm neutrals like beige or cream are very different from cool neutrals like gray. Each one has different complementary colors, and trying to mix warm and cool colors may give you unfavorable results.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
The next step is to go for a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. Remember to do things in moderation. Don’t overdo your colors, because your space might generate stress instead of relaxation. Especially if your central living area is an open space, try to choose furniture and accessories in colors that work well together. One strategy is to choose a single color and then use different shades (which are darker) or tints (which are lighter) of the same hue to add visual appeal and lots of personality without overwhelming the senses.
These two provide you with great starting points. But, there are other ways to choose a color scheme for your house. If you have a real affinity for a specific environment (the beach, for example), you can use the colors of that place as a guide for using colors in your home. However, don’t feel the need to make every room the same.
While you will want to keep connecting spaces relatively neutral, you can give every room in the house its mood by using different coordinating colors. When you have different color combinations for your rooms you can use a nice multicolored floor rug for your hallway and it would all work well together. This makes it possible for you to create a sense of continuity without resorting to using the same color scheme in all of your rooms.
Finally, if you’re unsure of your color scheme, it’s wise to test your palette first. Look for items that are the same colors as your scheme. Line them up and arrange them in a certain room so that you can get a visualization of how it looks on a larger scale. The light will be different in every room, and what works well in one space might end up looking less than appealing in another. Another way is to carry pictures or swatches with you when you go shopping so that you can get a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
At the end of the day, choosing a color scheme for a Central rental house does not need to be a daunting task. If you’re comfortable in your space then you’ve already made a good decision. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, contact us online or call us at 225-389-6860 to get started today.
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