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How to Coordinate A Color Scheme for Your South Tampa Rental Property

Modern Living Room Decorated with Red CouchesAgreeing on a color scheme for your South Tampa rental property’s interior can be a rather fascinating adventure. Take note, though, that you won’t be able to change the entire interior of your house. But, that shouldn’t stop you from doing what you can! Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. Is that a restriction, though? Or is it just another challenge to express yourself differently? Choosing a color scheme, given the existing interior colors, will be a bit trickier.

During the process of choosing a color scheme for your rental property, start by walking through the house and 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 substantial information 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

Use the information from your notes and 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 the many possibilities you could opt for in setting up 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 yield unsatisfactory results.

Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First

Then, pick a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. Before you execute anything, make sure you’ve planned out all the details. This way, you don’t end up with a color scheme you dislike. 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.

The two ways we’ve provided so far are great options. However, 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. 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. A multicolored floor rug in a hallway would work well with the many different color combinations in the bedrooms. 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. To get a visual of your color scheme, look for items that are the same colors like the ones you’ve chosen. Arrange them in a given space so that you can somehow gauge how they’d fit together 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.

When all is said and done, choosing a color scheme for a South Tampa rental house does not have to be stressful. 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 727-400-4722 to get started today.

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