Selecting a color scheme for your San Gabriel rental property’s interior can be a truly exciting part of transferring and settling into a new home. In nearly all cases, however, there will be limitations on which areas of the interior you can renovate. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. If this is the instance, it may take a bit more ingenuity and creativity to set up a space that feels like home. You may just have to settle with working on the existing interior colors, which perhaps could make choosing a color scheme a huge challenge.
One of the important things you need to first implement 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 may also write these notes out on a floor plan. This is necessary information given that choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not just with regards to styling individual rooms. Instead, each room should coordinate with others to establish a sense of continuity.
Option 1: Choose Your Base Color
When you have made your notes, you can then start laying out your color scheme in one of two ways. The first technique begins with choosing a base color for the biggest room or area in the house. Consider the paint and flooring colors, and what will be best in that section. One great thing with neutral paint colors is that they coordinate so well with many color schemes. But always bring to mind that warm neutral like beige or cream is very different from cool neutrals like gray. Each one has different complementary colors, and attempting to mix warm and cool colors may not show the look you desire.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
The second technique is to kick off with a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. If you love color and would like to incorporate a lot of it into a room, you will have to plan meticulously or risk overdoing it. This is especially true if your central living area is an open space, try to choose furniture and accessories in colors that work well together. One approach 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 though these two practices will offer you quite a lot 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, by way of illustration), you can use the colors of that place as a guide for using colors in your home. But, don’t worry, do not feel like you need to have every room match with each other.
Though you may desire 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 exquisitely with many different color combinations in the bedrooms. From this perspective, you can create a sense of continuity without each room looking precisely the same.
On that last note, if you are not sure whether the color scheme you think of will work, test your palette first. If you already have items that are in the colors you want to use, give it a shot by arranging them in the space to have an idea of what that can look like on a larger scale. Take note that the light would also vary in every room, and what works well in one space might end up looking less than appealing in another. One additional idea is to carry pictures or swatches with you whenever you go to the shops to make purchases to help you get a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
In the final analysis, choosing a color scheme for a San Gabriel rental house does not necessarily have to be too tough. If you consider it comfortable in your space and you like what you see, you have made the perfect choice for you. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, contact us online or call us at 626-691-9749 to start today.
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