Picture heading into the doorway of a potential home and discovering 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 sounds more inviting?
Choosing colors for your Kingman rental property can spell the distinction when the time comes to rent it out. Different colors hold different types of associations, and without a doubt, some colors are far more inviting to prospective tenants than others. To create an appealing aesthetic that appeals to the majority, it is necessary to learn and use 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 foretell someone’s personality based on their favorite color(s). For instance, blue is often associated with feelings of calm and peacefulness, while red often signifies energy or sometimes danger. White, the most popular color chosen for interior walls, is regularly 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 have the tendency to adapt better with personal belongings and décor. However, simultaneously, there is no need to stick 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 difficult to modify if your tenants end up disapproving of the result. In the kitchen, warm colors are generally considered more appealing, with yellows and reds among the most popular options. Avoid intense or bright shades of these colors, however, which could be interpreted as aggressive.
When it comes to bathrooms and bedrooms, the most common preference is to keep things neutral and add color through accessories. Colors in light or muted shades work best, but there is no reason to choose beige. Gray, blue, and purple can adapt to a bedroom or a bathroom, depending on the intensity of the shade. For instance, a bedroom with gray walls may be nicely perfected by an attached bathroom in purple, giving both rooms a luxurious and even romantic feel.
Obviously, 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. Through painting walls or rooms any other color, you may risk losing tenants with strong preferences about their wall color. Nevertheless, a soft neutral-colored wall with contrasting trim in white can give your Kingman rental property an upgraded feel for a relatively low price. Such color combinations are equally gorgeous and widely appealing, an excellent middle ground between using color and helping your tenants more easily make the house feel like a home.
Decisions about paint color are a significant part of owning rental properties. But guessing everything and still getting the new paint job done efficiently can be a challenge. Real Property Management Northern Arizona can assist rental property owners like you feel more confident 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 Kingman property management, contact us or call us at 928-757-7368 today.
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