If you’ve ever rented a property or you’re a landlord, you might have wondered if there are specific colors that are going to make your space lighter, brighter, and more appealing. Whether those bright feature walls are going to be a highlight of your property, or will they be a hindrance for potential tenants looking for a clean and modern color scheme for their rental property.
In this article, we share some options for colors that would suit your rental property. While you might like to get super creative with your color scheme, the key is to create a color palette that tenants will like and that suits the property for a few years, rather than a color that is super modern and too bold.
Tips for choosing the right color for a rental property
If you are in decoration mode for your property and you’re stumped which colors to choose to ensure it would suit all of your tenant’s style and decor desires, consider the following tips to make sure you use a color scheme that is suitable for a wide range of tastes.
Step away from anything too modern or vibrant
While a bright pink feature wall might be the color of your dreams, will it suit all tastes? Probably not. The key is to choose a color that will be appealing to a wide range of potential tenants and avoid statement colors that could be either loved or hated.
Instead, aim for ‘safe’ colors such as muted natural tones and stay away from colors that are super bold. You should focus on choosing a paint color that matches your window treatments, including blinds, shutters, and curtains, to create a seamless look.
Embrace a neutral color palette
Neutrals and even nude colors are easy on the eye and work to create a simple and easy to enjoy color palette for a rental property. Neutrals are easy to pair with a lighter or darker hue to make the baseboards or doors pop a little without being overwhelming.
If you are a landlord looking for an easy to blend color scheme for almost any style, a basic neutral color palette is very easy to work with.
Use high-quality paint that will be easy to maintain
Landlords want to re-paint on a regular basis, but not too regularly. If you use high-quality paint it is a lot easier to keep the walls clean and looking fresh. While you might not want to invest in a pricier paint, the higher the quality, the longer it will last, and you might actually need fewer coats of paint as well.
Ask your local painter to provide quality paint to ensure you are getting the best coat available for your rental property and it stands the test of time. Choosing a color for your rental property can be a challenge, if you focus on simple and easy to match colors, you’re on the way to a good choice.