Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Horror!!.....The Horror!!!! Color!!!!!!!!!!

Color on the walls!!!
The horror, the horror!!!!

Wow, I gotta say, I am completely blown away by the super strong negative
reaction the colors we decided to paint the rental apartment have engendered.

As a straight male science nerd I never really have a strong opinion on what
colors are on the walls.

We are not white/beige wall people, if-ya-know-what-I-mean.

A Review Of The Horror
 I've been told that this is baby poop color?

 I've been told that this blue is: horrible, electric, goes horribly with the yellow.

I've been told that this green is nauseating, too bright, just plain wrong.

We like the colors and if you don't, geez, you don't have to rent the place.
Should I even say that the drapes are going to match the walls?

Instead of ragging on me how about a single, helpful suggestion besides, 'Repaint
it all off-white.'


Leslie Harvey said...

Dan, I love you but repaint it off-white. ;-) Or a nice light gray if you want to go a little wackier.

The MadScientist said...

Traitor!!! Traitor!!!!!!!!!

Mom said...

I think if you are painting a rental unit, you would want the walls to be a neutral color, because people prefer different colors. They can add their preferred colors to a neutral-colored room with their accents. If a potential renter does not like the colors you chose, it may dissuade them from renting. On the other hand, they may love the colors you chose. Good luck.

The MadScientist said...

Et tu mom-may

The MadScientist said...

Et tu mom-may

The MadScientist said...

Et tu mom-may

Jennifer said...

From what I understand, the rental market is SUPER hot so you could probably paint every wall black and you'd still get renters. :)

That said, I don't think the yellow is bad. It's hard to tell in the lighting, but it looks similar to what we have in our kitchen, there's just more natural light to brighten ours up a bit than what your pictures show. Maybe a colder temperature light bulb would balance it a bit?

I think the blue is nice, but I probably would have just done an accent wall if it were in my home. I can't tell if the ceiling is the same color or a lighter blue. If it's the same color I'd change it to either a very pale blue or white or very pale gray so it doesn't feel claustrophobic.

For the green, the same ceiling comments from the apply (pale green, white, light gray).

I think they're nice colors and the stained trim will help balance all the color too. But I definitely think that you're more adventurous with colors than I am. When we remodeled our house I suggested "sparkly beige" throughout minus our bedroom and kitchen for a 4/3. Needless to say we hired someone to help us pick out colors and it looks MUCH better than 90% "sparkly beige". :)

Anonymous said...

Color on the walls: fine, although you're limiting your pool of renters.

Color on the ceilings: makes the room feel smaller and depressing. Paint the ceilings white.

JIm R said...

I think they all look fine.
Although, I am a guy. So my opinions on wall color should be ignored

Paradox said...

I love what you've done with the overall design, the flow through seems really well thought out and smooth.

As to color, I've held off commenting on this because I was trying to figure out a way to say it without implying something I don't mean to, because ultimately it is your choice. However if you really want suggestions or comments...

I think it is more a matter of perspective honestly. Everyone is going to have their own likes/dislikes, but what is more important at the end of the day to you as the owner and potential landlord?
- Do you want your personality presented/highlighted in the rental unit?


- Do you want to allow the renter the ability to interject their own personality (within whatever limit the agreement may allow obviously)?

Simply my opinion, but to me more neutral colors allow for the latter, where the bolder colors seem more aimed at the former.

Besides, once it is rented, how often are you going to looking at those walls anyway?

::insert bad joke about surveillance::

Either way, best of luck and again, love the work you've done on the place!

Anonymous said...

Paint the ceilings white.

Alexis said...

Did you end up with tenants? I'm a relatively close neighbor on the cusp of receiving a 60 day notice (landlord selling house) and am not afraid of your decorating choices (and my little one loves your Halloween display)