Paint is an easy way to switch up a room if you’re in an existing home and it’s important to decide when you are building a new home. Paint can stump a lot of people when they come into our design center. Should they upgrade to three tone paint? Should they just keep their house “white” and worry about it later?
All of these questions can be answered with a little knowledge. The first big misconception is what one, two or three tone paint means.
One Tone Paint means that the walls, ceilings, trim and doors will all be the same color. When selecting one tone paint you want to keep in the white category and think about accent walls later.
Two Tone Paint means that the walls and ceiling are one color and the trim and doors are another. This means you can select two colors, typically with the trim and doors being a shade of white and the ceilings and walls a light gray or beige.
Three Tone Paint means that the walls are one color, the ceiling is another & the trim and doors are a third! This of course is the ideal, but a common misconception is that you can paint every room a different color just because the walls are separate. Painter’s categorized those options as “accent walls.” So if you are looking for every room to be different you don’t necessarily need three tone paint to do so. A lot of our buyers stick with two tone paint and get some accent walls in a different color from the main gray or beige.
Choosing the paint in your house is a big decision but with a little bit of knowledge of the tones you can make the best choice for you!
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