Whether doors, radiators, cupboards or other furniture, if you want to achieve an unusual look, you can paint tone-on-tone to the wall colour. Admittedly, the trend has been around for a long time and yet the demand for paint that matches the wall colours is constantly increasing. With our Cooper Colours varnish, which is available in all of our 196 shades, we are well prepared for this. Our varnish has a satin finish, meaning it has just a hint of sheen, so it has the perfect finish to match our dispersion for the walls, making it look particularly classy on furniture.

In this example, the shelf has been painted to match just one of the two wall colors


Psychologically, painting furniture and walls tone on tone has a positive effect on us. The fewer colors affect us, the fewer stimuli we are exposed to. This allows us to calm down and relax faster. Monotony conveys a pleasant feeling, serenity and harmony.

The kitchen cabinet is tone on tone with the wall color and therefore looks very classy

Enlarge small rooms optically

Small rooms in particular benefit from the “tone on tone” look. There is a feeling of calm, the room looks visually neater and tidier. Bulky, large furniture in particular can quickly make a room feel cramped or overwhelming, but if you paint it in the same color as the wall, the furniture merges with the wall and makes the room appear larger.

Hidden Doors

You don’t have to hide your doors painted in Cooper Colours, but yet the tone-in-tone effect doesn’t fail to have an effect, especially on doors. Especially in the hallway or anteroom, where there are usually many doors, it looks particularly elegant to paint in the same colour as the wall colour. In order to achieve a uniform look, the doors, including the frame and baseboard, are painted in the same colour as the walls.

When it comes to doors in particular, many are probably wondering how to paint a perfect tone on tone, since there are always two sides to a door. The simple answer to that: paint in two colours! The edge of the door should be taken into account, as this is always painted in the same colour as the door opens. So if a door opens inwards into a room, the edge of the door is painted in the colour of that room. However, if you want to paint the door in one colour, you can of course also choose the same color on the outside of a door as on the inside and thus deliberately set a contrast in the next room.


The walls are newly painted, the room furnished and decorated. Everything seems to fit, but then something catches your eye that doesn’t fit into the image of the perfect room at all – the radiator. Almost blindingly white or maybe even already worn and old-fashioned, it immediately catches the eye because it doesn’t harmonize with the room at all. Have you ever thought about painting radiators to match the wall colour? With this effect, the radiator almost completely disappears and merges with the wall. Of course, our Cooper Colors paint is also ideal for this

make furniture disappear

Like doors and radiators, furniture can also be “disappeared” with ease. Of course we need storage space, but the larger a cupboard or shelf, the bulkier it seems and unintentionally attracts everyone’s attention. You immediately feel cramped, especially in small rooms, but the space needs to be used. With the “tone in tone” look you have a solution for both problems. The same shade as the wall surface visually enlarges the space and draws attention to the whole room, but in a positive way.

Kitchens are also ideal for this. In these examples, Bettina, the founder of Cooper Colours, painted her kitchen the same color as the walls. We can’t decide which look looks better, our Mexico Sand or our Zanzibar Elephant?