Planning a color scheme for your Sammamish rental property’s interior can be a very invigorating feeling. 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. But don’t let that stop you from being creative! Choosing a color scheme, given the existing interior colors, will be a bit trickier.
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 want, you could even sketch a floor plan. This is essential information 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
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. One thing that’s nice about neutral paint colors 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
The next step is to go for a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. Several colors can add different vibes, but if you overdo it, you just might end up regretting your decision. 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.
These two methods are great, but 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. However, don’t feel the need to make every room the same.
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. In so doing, you can create a sense of continuity while keeping your room colors diverse.
Finally, if you’re not too certain about your color scheme just yet, you can opt to test your palette. 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. It’s a wise decision to carry pictures or swatches when you go shopping. This can give you a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
Essentially, choosing a color scheme for a Sammamish 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 425-209-0252 to get started today.
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