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Color Psychology: Making Your Old Southwest Rental Property More Inviting

Coral Chairs in Front of a Powder Blue WallAssume that you are walking into a potential home and see that all the walls had been painted a garish magenta. Now assume that you are walking into a home to find a beachy sand theme with a walnut brown accent wall. Which home do you think is more inviting?

Choosing colors for your Old Southwest rental property can have a tremendous effect especially when the moment comes that someone will rent it. Different colors hold different types of associations and sometimes, some colors that are attractive to certain prospective tenants than others. To create an appealing aesthetic that appeals to the majority, it is necessary to surmise and know 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 evaluate a person’s personality just by checking at their favorite color(s). One example is the blue which is often associated with feelings of calm and peacefulness, although red often signifies energy or sometimes danger. White, the most stereotypical color being applied to interior walls, because it is generally associated with light, cleanliness, and even safety, while shades in the tan and brown family connote reliability and stability.

And this is 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 can easily match better with personal belongings and décor. But nonetheless, you should not be pressured to just opt for one color only throughout the house. Certain rooms may furnish themselves with an appealing use of different shades of blue, green, yellow, or red.

Adding a blue or green accent wall to a living room could contribute a pop of color that is also relaxing, and not difficult to remove or replace with another color just in case your tenants refuse to keep it. Along with the kitchen, warm colors are generally considered more appealing, with yellows and reds among the most widely picked selections. Avoid intense or bright shades of these colors, still, which could be interpreted as aggressive.

Going on to bathrooms and bedrooms, the usual course is to keep things neutral and add color through accessories. Colors in light or muted shades work best, but there is no purpose in simply sticking with beige. Gray, blue, and purple can fit well in a bedroom or a bathroom, and it will all depend on the intensity of the shade. Particularly, a bedroom with gray walls may be complemented by a bathroom in purple, providing both rooms a luxurious and even romantic feel.

At the same time, clean, white walls cannot be removed from the discussion. 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 even lose certain tenants with strong feelings when it comes to the wall color. But for all that, a soft neutral-colored wall with contrasting trim in white can provide your Old Southwest rental property an upgraded feel for a relatively low price. These color combinations are not only glamorous and interesting, but they can also be a superb agreement when using color and effortlessly assisting your tenants in making the house feel like home.

Decisions about paint color are a part of owning rental properties. But understanding everything and still getting the new paint job done efficiently can be a challenge. Real Property Management Colonial can help rental property owners like you feel more confident in your selections. By using with good market advice and clever recommendations, we can help make the grind of choosing paint colors one of the easiest items on your to-do list. For the experts in Old Southwest property management, contact us or call us at 540-595-7411 today.

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