Using the Blend Colors With Materials Tool

Reference Number: KB-00131
Last Modified: August 3, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


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?

Showing a room before and after using the Blend Colors with Materials tool


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, as shown in the image above.

To blend colors with materials

  1. Create a Camera  view of your your plan.

  2. Select 3D> Material Painter> Material Painter from the menu.

  3. Select a solid color from the Select Material dialog, then click OK.

    Select Material dialog showing a color selected for the Material Painter tool

  4. Select your desired material painter mode from the Edit toolbar.

    Note: Please see the "Using the Material Painter Modes" resource in the Related Articles section below to learn more about the various modes associated with the Material Painter tool.

  5. Click the Blend Colors With Materials edit button to toggle this feature on.

    You can also access this option by navigating to 3D> Material Painter> Blend Colors With Materials from the menu.

  6. Click on an object in the camera view to blend the chosen color with the applied material.