Resolving a color scheme for your Salt Lake City rental property’s interior could be a really exciting part of relocating into a new home. In most situations, there will be limits on which areas of the interior you can change. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. If this is your case, it might take a bit more creativity to make a place feel like home. You may have to go along with the existing interior colors, which might, in turn, make choosing a color scheme a greater challenge.
The best thing you could 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. You should as well write these notes down on a floor plan. This is crucial information because choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not only about styling individual rooms. But rather, each room should coordinate with others to induce a sense of continuity.
Option 1: Choose Your Base Color
So, when you have your notes, you can begin laying out your color scheme in one of two ways. The first way starts with choosing a base color for the biggest room or area in the house. Consider the paint and flooring colors, and what will do best in that area. One of the favorable things about neutral paint colors is that they coordinate so well with many color schemes. However, bear in mind that warm neutrals like beige or cream are very different from cool neutrals like gray. Each one has different complementary colors, and striving to mix warm and cool colors may not lead to the effect you desire.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
The second method is, to begin with, a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. If you like color and would like to apply a lot of it to a room, you must plan it thoroughly or risk overdoing it. Most importantly, if your central living area is an open space, aim to choose furniture and accessories in colors that work well together. One way this works 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.
Even while these two ways will give you so much to work with, 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 instance), you can use the colors of that place as a guide for using colors in your home. Nonetheless, do not feel like you have to make every single room look the same.
Even supposing you will want to keep connecting spaces relatively neutral, you can give every room in the house its own feel and look by using different coordinating colors. A multicolored floor rug in a hallway will work attractively with many different color combinations in the bedrooms. In this fashion, you can create a sense of continuity without making each room look exactly alike.
On a final note, if you are not sure whether the color scheme you have chosen will work, give it a shot by testing your palette first. If you have items that are the colors you like to use, try to arrange them in the space to give you an idea of what that may perhaps feel like on a larger scale. The light may also not be the same in every room, and what works well in one space might end up looking less than appealing in another. One other good idea is to carry pictures or swatches with you whenever you do some shopping to help you attain a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
What it comes down to is that choosing a color scheme for a Salt Lake City rental house does not necessarily have to be very difficult. If you feel comfortable in your space and adore what you see, you have made a good call for yourself. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, contact us online or call us at 801-889-1517 to start today.
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