Agreeing on a color scheme for your Westchester rental property’s interior can be a rather fascinating adventure. 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. But don’t let that stop you from being creative! Choosing a color scheme, given the existing interior colors, will be a bit trickier.
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. 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. 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
Then, pick 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. Nevertheless, it’s not a bad idea to decorate your rooms using different themes.
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 gives you a sense of continuity without having to color all of your rooms the same way.
Finally, to have no regrets about your color scheme, it would be best to test your palette before painting. 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. When you go shopping, it’s also handy to carry pictures or swatches. This allows you to get a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
Choosing a color scheme for a Westchester rental house does not need to be too complicated. As long as you are comfortable in your space, you’ve nothing to worry about. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, contact us online or call us at 310-535-2150 to get started today.
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