Think about a scene where you are heading inside a potential home and realizing that all the walls had been painted a garish magenta. Now, think about walking into a home to find a beachy sand theme with a walnut brown accent wall. Which home feels more inviting?
Choosing colors for your Toano rental property can definitely create a huge impact when the time comes to rent it out. Different colors hold different types of associations, and there is little doubt that some colors are without question more inviting to prospective tenants than others. To create an appealing aesthetic that appeals to the majority, it is crucial to understand and apply 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 also predict someone’s personality based on their favorite color(s). For example, blue is often associated with feelings of calm and peacefulness; on the other hand, red often signifies energy or sometimes danger. White, the most common color selected for interior walls, is usually associated with light, cleanliness, and even safety, while shades in the tan and brown family connote reliability and stability.
This is the reason why 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, at the same time, there is no need to stick to one color throughout the house. Various 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 hard to modify if your tenants won’t appreciate the result and would prefer to change it. In the kitchen, warm colors are generally considered more appealing, with yellows and reds among the most common options. Avoid intense or bright shades of these colors, however, which might be interpreted as aggressive.
When dealing with bathrooms and bedrooms, the usual route 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 instance, a bedroom with gray walls may be nicely complemented by an attached bathroom in purple, affording both rooms a luxurious and even romantic feel.
Nevertheless, there is still something to be commented on when talking 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 Toano rental property an upgraded feel for a relatively low price. Such color combinations are both attractive and widely attractive, an excellent middle ground between using color and helping your tenants more easily make the house have that homey feel.
Decisions about paint color are an essential aspect of owning rental properties. But figuring everything out and still accomplishing the new paint job done efficiently can be a challenge. Real Property Management VA Peninsula can help rental property owners like you feel more assured in your decisions. 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 Toano property management, contact us or call us at 757-251-9188 today.
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