Deciding on a color scheme for your Morrisville rental property’s interior can be very thrilling. Take note, though, that you won’t be able to change the entire interior of your house. But, that shouldn’t stop you from doing what you can! Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. Is that a restriction, though? Or is it just another challenge to express yourself differently? Working with existing colors that you didn’t choose yourself will make choosing a color scheme more challenging and fun.
During the process of choosing a color scheme for your rental property, start by walking through the house and taking note of which spaces are visible from each room. Jot down those details on a floor plan. This information is noteworthy 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
By making good use of your notes, initiate 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. Take note of the paint and flooring colors, and what fits the overall scheme of that 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 prove to be a bad decision.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
You can then choose a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. Before you execute anything, make sure you’ve planned out all the details. This way, you don’t end up with a color scheme you dislike. 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.
The two ways we’ve provided so far are great options. However, 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. Nonetheless, don’t feel pressured to give each room the same look.
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. A multicolored floor rug in a hallway would work well with the many different color combinations in the bedrooms. This creates a sense of continuity, and at the same time, variety.
Finally, to have no regrets about your color scheme, it would be best to test your palette before painting. To get a visual of your color scheme, look for items that are the same colors like the ones you’ve chosen. Arrange them in a given space so that you can somehow gauge how they’d fit together 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. Here’s an idea: carry pictures or swatches when you go shopping. When choosing items, it can help you get a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
When all is said and done, choosing a color scheme for a Morrisville rental house does not have to be stressful. The goal is to come to a point where you’re comfortable in your space. Once this is achieved, you know you’ve already made the right decisions. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, contact us online or call us at 919-481-0008 to get started today.
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