Ascertaining a color scheme for your Menifee rental property’s interior might be one of the most exciting aspects of going into a new home. In the majority of cases though, there will be restraints on which spaces of the interior you can transform. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. If this is the matter for you, it’ll possibly take a bit more innovation and creativity to develop a space that may appear and feel like home. You may want to go along with the existing interior colors, which could, admittedly, make choosing a color scheme a bigger matter and challenge.
One of the best things you could do first when choosing a color scheme for your rental property is to walk through the house, taking note of which spaces are visible from each room. You could even draft these notes out on a floor plan. This is a significant reason because choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not just really about styling individual rooms. Instead, each room should coordinate with others to make a sense of continuity.
Option 1: Choose Your Base Color
By the time you have your notes, you can start laying out your color scheme in one of two ways. The first technique starts with choosing a base color for the biggest room or area in the house. Consider the paint and flooring colors, and what may look better in that space. The best thing with regards to neutral paint colors is that they coordinate so well with many color schemes. Nonetheless, take into account that warm neutrals like beige or cream are very different from cool neutrals like gray. Each one has different complementary colors, and attempting to mix warm and cool colors may not have the effect you are seeking.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
The second technique is to get started with a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. If you relish color and desire to put a lot of it into a room, you will have to plan carefully or risk overdoing it. Specifically, if your central living area is an open space, attempt to choose furniture and accessories in colors that work well together. One effective way 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.
Though these two techniques will already provide you with so much to work on, there are other ways to choose a color scheme for your house. If you have a real affinity for a specific environment (the beach, as an illustration), you can use the colors of that place as a guide for using colors in your home. However, do not feel like you need to make every room the same.
Even though you do like keeping connecting spaces relatively neutral, you can present every room in the house its own look by using different coordinating colors. A floor rug that’s multicolored in a hallway will work splendidly with many different color combinations in the bedrooms. Consequently, you can create a sense of continuity without each room looking exactly alike.
Lastly, if you are not sure whether the color scheme you choose will work, test your color palette first. If you have items that are the colors you wish to use, aim to arrange them in the space to give you a very clear idea of what it would seem like on a larger scale. The light could be distinct in every room, and what works well in one space might end up looking less than appealing in another. One more idea is to carry pictures or swatches with you anytime you shop to help you obtain a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
In the end, choosing a color scheme for a Menifee rental house does not have to be so hard. If you find it comfortable in your space and like what you see, you have made the correct decision for you. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, please contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100 for more information.
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