Planning a color scheme for your Sugar Hill rental property’s interior can be a very invigorating feeling. Though you will be limited to certain parts of your interior, you can still unleash your creativity. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. But don’t let that stop you from being creative! It can be a bit of an awkward situation when you have to choose a color scheme but already have pre-existing interior colors to work with.
When choosing a color scheme for your rental property, walk through the house, taking note of which spaces are visible from each room. Using a floor plan, write down those spaces that you intend to use. This is significant because choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not just about styling individual rooms. Rather, each room should coordinate with others to generate a sense of continuity.
Option 1: Choose Your Base Color
Taking advantage of the details you’ve jotted down, 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 what options you might have for that space. One thing that’s nice about neutral paint colors is that 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 lead to unwanted results.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
Next, begin with a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. If multiple colors are your thing, don’t forget to plan out a scheme first, because you might end up overdoing it. 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 methods are great, 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. But, making all your rooms look similar isn’t something you should necessarily strive for.
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. If you use a multicolored floor rug in the hallway, it would work well even if your bedrooms have different color combinations. In so doing, you can create a sense of continuity while keeping your room colors diverse.
Finally, if your color scheme leaves you with a bit of uncertainty, try to test your palette first. Find any items that fit the colors of your color scheme. Arrange them in your space, so that you can try to visualize those colors 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. It’s a wise decision to carry pictures or swatches when you go shopping. This can give you a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
Essentially, choosing a color scheme for a Sugar Hill rental house can be very rewarding in the end. It all leads to one goal: that you are ultimately comfortable in your space. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, contact us online or call us at 678-504-8580 to get started today.
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