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A house in City Folk with purple paint.

Paint is an item that enables the player to change the color of the roof of their house. Paint can be bought from all of Tom Nook's upgraded stores. There is a new paint can each day.

In each game, once the player has payed off their mortgage, Tom Nook will ask the player what color to put on the plans for no extra charge. They can also buy cans of paint to change the color of the roof which will take a day to complete, similar to the time it takes for Tom Nook to build a new house with a new roof color. The player can only buy paint in the town they live in, Tom Nook cannot paint another player's house.

In Animal Crossing[]

In Animal Crossing, all paint colors cost 800 Bells, and are sold in Nookway and Nookington's. The player can also enlist a villager to paint their house when asked if they want it repainted or enlist Wisp to paint after catching 5 spirits for him. Some villagers will also randomly paint the roof of the player's house if talked to, though such an occurrence is rare. The color they paint the roof is dependent on their personality, such as cranky villagers painting the roof black, lazy villagers painting roofs light blue, and jock villagers painting them brown.

In Wild World[]

In Wild World, all paint colours cost 980 Bells. The only way to change the roof colour is by going to Nookington's and buying paint there, or paying off the mortgage and specifying a colour with Tom Nook when prompted. Villagers will not offer to repaint the players' house. At the start of the game, the roof colour of the player's house is determined by the favorite colour currently selected on their DS system.

Roof Colors for Wild World
Panel 1
Red Blue Yellow Green
Panel 2
Pink Orange Sky Blue Purple
Panel 3
Pale Green Lilac Turquoise Hot Pink
Panel 4
Grey Brown Dark Green Navy

In City Folk[]

In City Folk, paint can be obtained in the same way as in Wild World, except when the player upgrades to Nook 'n' Go, one color of paint will be sold once a day. It is the same for upgrading to Nookway and Nookington's.

In New Leaf[]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player after paying the down payment, Tom Nook with ask the player if they want to build their house. After saying yes, Tom Nook will give a choice of colors: Yellow, Red, Green, and Blue. After Tom Nook has built the house, the player can always go into Nook's Homes and change the roof color and pattern, unless if the player is expanding their house. Then the next day the player can change their roof.

List of Colors[]

  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Hot Pink
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Lilac
  • Aqua
  • Pea Green
  • Black
  • Gray
  • White
  • Brown
  • Sky Blue