Nicole_A

Trouble painting interior walls and changing cabinet colour

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Hi there,

 

I'm trying to paint walls white, and selected white colour from the materials menu, but the walls are showing a light grey colour. In one instance, one wall appears white but I can't get the other walls to appear white (see screenshot). Additionally, I'm having the same issue when trying to make cabinets (surface, doors, drawers) white as well.

 

Also, some walls used to make closets will show white on the insides but not the outside.

 

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

You can help everyone by adding this info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

And, turn on signature display too.

 

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Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

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You may be seeing the effects of lighting. These walls are all the same color but look different in this view.

 

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These Help articles may be of help at the Home Designer website: https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/search/?default_tab=all&q=color+shading+in+camera+views

 

Generally speaking, the aparent color difference in shading is caused by the programming of the render cameras where white often on other surfaces in the same room looks darker than other walls, this is a common lighting effect even in the real world when you really carefully confront a room with your own eyes. This was an attempt by its makers to emulate the natural shading effect by Nature.

 

DJP

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Hi Eric, Thanks for your response. I changed my signature to include the version. I'm using Home Designer Suite 2020.

 

I don't think it's the lighting because I was able to change the colour of one wall to white and in the same room the other walls still look grey. Although, I'm very new to this software and likely don't know what I'm doing yet.

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Try using a Full Camera so you are inside the room.

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The best way to be sure of a "global" change is to open "Edit - Default Settings - Materials - Interior walls" and select the intended surface material or color. Then open "Edit - Default Settings - Walls" and then alter the existing interior wall finishes for "Walls Exterior and Walls Interior" to match and agree. Changing wall surface materials and colors using only the Material Sprayer or Material Eyedropper, unless you thoroughly understand those tools "Mode Settings" can, if used without study and practice will produce unwanted or spotty results. Knowing your tools and settings is vitally essential to competent use of the software.

 

DJP

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Painting the interior of your home can be an overwhelming experience. On the off chance that you are an amateur and willing to adapt, at that point ColourDrive it is fitting to go through two tips on choosing the shading conceals, violation of board painting strategies, and decorative art.

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4 hours ago, Baylink said:

[ @DavidJPotter: You've apparently changed the URL for your roof book, and forgot to change the link in your signature. ]

Quite right, thank you

DJP

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