Using the Blend Colors With Materials Tool

Reference Number: KB-00131
Last Modified: March 28, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


When I use the Material Painter to apply a paint color, the object becomes a single, solid color that no longer looks like my original material. How can I apply a paint color over the existing material?


In addition to the Material Painter Modes, the Blend Colors With Materials option allows you to apply a solid color to a surface displaying a texture and blend the two, such as demonstrated in the images below.



To blend colors with materials

  1. Create a 3D camera view of your your plan.

  2. Select 3D> Material Painter> Material Painter .

  3. Select a solid color from the Select Material dialog.

  4. Select a Material Painter Mode from the edit toolbar, which displays on the left side of the program window when the Material Painter is enabled.

  5. Click the Blend Colors With Textures edit button to turn this feature on or off depending on your needs.

  6. Click on the surface of an object with the pointer to apply that material. The selected material is applied to surfaces in the model based on the active Material Painter Mode.

Blend Colors With Materials works in all five Material Painter modes. To learn more, see the Related Articles section below.