Picking a color scheme for your Hampton rental property’s interior can be a challenging process. Though you will be limited to certain parts of your interior, you can still unleash your creativity. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. Nonetheless, that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing other means of personalizing your space! Choosing a color scheme, however, will be more complicated when you have to work with existing interior colors.
When you’re choosing a color scheme for your rental property, try walking through the house, taking note of which spaces are visible from each room. If you can, list down details on a floor plan as you go. This is significant because choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not just about styling individual rooms. On the other hand, each room should coordinate with others to establish a sense of continuity.
Option 1: Choose Your Base Color
Taking advantage of the details you’ve jotted down, begin 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. Go with neutral paint colors because 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 lead to unwanted results.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
You can start with a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. Remember to do things in moderation. Don’t overdo your colors, because your space might generate stress instead of relaxation. 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.
Although these two are great places to start, there are 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. But, making all your rooms look similar isn’t something you should necessarily strive for.
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, if you’re unsure of your color scheme, it’s wise to test your palette first. Look for items that are the same colors as your scheme. Line them up and arrange them in a certain room so that you can get a visualization of how it looks 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. One more tip: carry pictures or swatches when shopping. This helps you get a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
Essentially, choosing a color scheme for a Hampton rental house can be very rewarding in the end. 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 603-343-2202 to get started today.
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