tone in (with something)

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tone in (with something)

To blend, match, or be congruous (with something). I really hate the design he came up with for this extension—it just doesn't tone in with the rest of the house at all! Considering the pastel colors of the rest of the house, I think a "mint ice cream" hue would tone in nicely for the front hallway.
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tone in

v.
To match or harmonize with something: The sofa was a strange color, but it toned in well after we painted the walls. That new house doesn't tone in with the rest of the neighborhood.
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And occasionally his paintings have been executed in continuous blended tones in the academic manner or been loosely but authoritatively brushed-in in a seemingly spontaneous fashion, a little as if Ross were Manet observing a clump of fish deposited on a damask tablecloth, except that the fish are closer to slugs or sea cucumbers and the tablecloth is a vertigo-inducing white void.