Deciding on a color scheme for your Winter Garden rental property’s interior can be very thrilling. In most instances though, you will be limited to a certain section of your interior. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. Even if that’s the case, there are other ways to turn your house into a home! Choosing a color scheme, however, will be more complicated when you have to work with existing interior colors.
Something you should do 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. So that you don’t end up forgetting those important details, write them down on a floor plan. This information is noteworthy because choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not just about styling individual rooms. Instead, each room should coordinate with others to convey 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. What makes neutral paint colors so great 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 not be the wisest thing to do.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
You can then choose a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. If you’re a big fan of colors, it’s a good idea to map out your color schemes before implementing anything. 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.
Though these two are excellent ideas, to begin with, there are still 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. On the other hand, every room does not need to be identical.
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. You can use a multicolored floor rug for the hallway while giving the bedrooms different color combinations. This will allow you to create a sense of continuity without having to make each room look the same.
Finally, test your palette before you implement any color to make sure you can visualize your color scheme better. If you have any items that are the same colors as your chosen scheme, arrange them in the space and get an idea as to how they’d look 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.
In the end, choosing a color scheme for a Winter Garden rental house does not need to be too taxing on your part. All of your planning and deciding for your house should build towards making you feel comfortable in your space. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, contact us online or call us at 407-982-2000 to get started today.
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