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Color Schemes and Apartment Renovating

September 18, 2020

Changing the color scheme of your apartment complex will end up making a bigger impact than you may think. Looking at what potential renters are leaning towards while apartment shopping is a good first step in what direction you should go for renovations and apartment staging. Clashing colors and unplanned design can make your apartment and complex look like a flea market – all over the place. We’ve taken a few tips for you to utilize while you prepare for your apartment complex for a showing.

Nature Inspires

As we’ve seen this year, nature has become a big hit among homeowners and renters around the world. Many wish to feel like they are living in a cottage surrounded by greenery while actively living in the city. If you wish to give an apartment this kind of forest feel, sticking to more brown and green tones can help achieve this. If you wish to give off a more relaxed beach environment, choose colors of the sand, sky, and ocean. Natural color schemes are a great way to bring about a peaceful and calm environment throughout the apartment. Don’t go overboard with the natural look, though. Subtlety is key, and two or three colors will do the job!

Utilize the Color Wheel

Utilizing the color wheel is essential when it comes to design of any kind. The 12 colors are arranged so that analogous colors are right next to each other, and complementary colors sit opposite each other. Of course, there’s a bit more to it than simply choosing colors that are “close enough” to their counterparts. Choosing too many different tones, shades, or tints can cause stress on your brain. Sticking with similar color schemes to avoid oversaturation. Undertones that clash can ruin the look of complementary colors, so keep this in mind when you choose your color scheme.

Too Much of a Good Thing Makes it Bad

The color scheme you decide to pursue should speak for itself but disappear in the background. You don’t want people to be caught staring at walls while you are talking with them. Play it safe by sticking to neutral colors, but remember to find hues you like and incorporate them into the living space. If you’ve chosen 3 colors and it feels a little limited, adding a little more is okay, but stick to five at the most. 

Planning to renovate your complex with new color schemes? We can help! Contact Alterra Multifamily Renovations by giving us a call at 615-438-5734.