One of the easiest ways to get your property rented is to enhance its curb appeal or add charm to the inside spaces with a fresh coat of paint in just the right color. The key is finding a balance between stark white and a palette that’s too jarring to the potential renter’s eye. Even the simplest color palette can look more complex by selecting two hues that vary in brightness.
Giving your property character and charm with paint and color choices allows you to create a lasting impression that sticks with the prospective renter as they skim through hundreds of options. Below are a few things to consider in terms of color as you begin to plan your project:
- Hit the Highlights: Highlight what you have and not what you don’t. If your property has lots of windows, use an accent color on the window trim and shutters that differ in color from the rest of the house. If your property doesn’t have a memorable characteristic, create one by painting your exterior door a completely different color or use a bold accent color on an architectural feature like a built-in bookcase.
- Commune with Nature: Allow the property’s location to influence your color choices. This is especially important for properties on or near the beach. Consider colors that can be carried from the exterior of the rental and throughout the interior creating a theme and overall experience.
- Know Your Audience: Consider if your rental is a long-term lease or a short-term vacation rental property. A long-term rental allows for those who live there to have more of a neutral canvas to work with. Properties where rental turnover is by the day, week or less than a month have more latitude in extreme color choices and themes.
Need inspiration or to discover 2019’s color trends? If so, check out our post on INTERIOR PAINT COLOR TRENDS for color palettes and ideas.
It is also worth mentioning that the finish of the paint is equally important in your selection for both the interior and exterior of your property. On the outside of the rental choosing the right formula allows the paint to handle harsh weather conditions like salt air, intense sun exposure, etc. On the inside, the right formula can be the difference between easily removing crayon marks or grease and having to repaint more frequently.
If you need partner to assist with the right selection for your rental property, check out our post on HIRING A PAINTING CONTRACTOR. With more than 30 years of combined experience in residential and commercial painting, Gibson Pro Painting is responsive, reliable and most of all…a partner in the process!
We are experienced in working with rental property investors; as well as, owners looking to keep their properties rented. Contact us today for more information on our services or schedule an appointment for a free quote.