Picture yourself heading towards a potential home and seeing that all the walls had been painted a garish magenta. Now picture the same, but you walk into a home to find a beachy sand theme with a walnut brown accent wall. Which home feels more inviting?
Choosing colors for your Flemington rental property can create a huge impression, especially if the time comes to rent it out. Different colors hold different types of associations, and there is no doubt that some colors are far more welcoming to prospective tenants than others. To create an appealing aesthetic that appeals to the majority, it is essential to understand and practice the underlying psychology of color to your advantage.
According to color psychology, every tint and shade has a significant impact on your mind (and emotions). Different colors carry different associations, and you can even foresee someone’s personality just by checking their favorite color(s). For example, blue is often associated with feelings of calm and peacefulness, while red often signifies energy or sometimes danger. White, the most common color chosen for interior walls, is typically associated with light, cleanliness, and even safety, while shades in the tan and brown family connote reliability and stability.
Most industry experts often recommend using light, neutral tones for the interior of a rental property. Walls painted in beiges, and light grays are very inviting alternatives to white and tend to adapt better with personal belongings and décor. However, bear in mind that there is no need to adhere to one color throughout the house. Different rooms may lend themselves to an appealing use of different shades of blue, green, yellow, or red.
Adding a blue or green accent wall to a living room could add a pop of color that is still relaxing, and not that difficult to change if your tenants end up not liking the result. In the kitchen, warm colors are generally considered more appealing, with yellows and reds among the most common choices available. Avoid intense or bright shades of these colors, however, which could be interpreted as aggressive.
When dealing with bathrooms and bedrooms, the popular notion is to keep things neutral and add color through accessories. Colors in light or muted shades work best, but there is no reason to stick to beige. Gray, blue, and purple can work well in a bedroom or a bathroom, depending on the intensity of the shade. For example, a bedroom with gray walls may be accompanied by an attached bathroom in purple, giving both rooms a luxurious and even romantic feel.
Without a doubt, there is still something to be said about clean, white walls. Some tenants prefer the “blank canvas” feeling of white, the most versatile color by far. By painting walls or rooms any other color, you may risk losing tenants with strong inclinations about their wall color. However, a soft neutral-colored wall with contrasting trim in white can give your Flemington rental property an upgraded feel for a relatively low price. Such color combinations are equally attractive and generally pleasing to the eye—a good compromise between using color and helping your tenants more easily make the house feel like a home.
Decisions about paint color are an essential aspect of owning rental properties. But figuring everything out and still getting the new paint job done efficiently can be a challenge. Real Property Management NJ Elite can help rental property owners like you feel more relaxed in your choices. By giving you up-to-date market information and expert advice, we can help make the task of choosing paint colors one of the easiest items on your to-do list. For the experts in Flemington property management, contact us or call us at 908-955-7487 today.
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