Picking a color scheme for your Greenfield rental property’s interior can be a challenging process. But, there will be certain limitations to the changes you can bring to your interior. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. You may need to do a bit more to turn your home into something more personalized. Working with existing colors that you didn’t choose yourself will make choosing a color scheme more challenging and fun.
Choosing a color scheme for your rental property? First, walk through the house, taking note of which spaces are visible from each room. If you want, you could even sketch a floor plan. This is essential information because choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not just about styling individual rooms. On the contrary, each room should coordinate with others to develop a sense of continuity.
Option 1: Choose Your Base Color
Using your notes, you can start 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 then use that to guide your design of the space. Make the most out of neutral paint colors because they 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 start with a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. Several colors can add different vibes, but if you overdo it, you just might end up regretting your decision. 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.
Although these two are great places to start, 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. For the hallway, a floor rug that has multiple colors would work beautifully with bedrooms that have many different color combinations. This creates a sense of continuity, and at the same time, variety.
Finally, if you’re not too certain about your color scheme just yet, you can opt to test your palette. Look for any of your household items that resemble your color scheme, and arrange them in the space so that you can imagine what it would look like 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. One more tip: carry pictures or swatches when shopping. This helps you get a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
Choosing a color scheme for a Greenfield rental house does not need to be too complicated. 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 262-309-6961 to get started today.
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