For our cluster, there is only one exterior house finish allowed: Olympic Solid Color Premium Acrylic Latex Stain – it’s important to note that this is not paint, and is actually wood stain. Locally, it is sold at Lowes (closest stores being in Sterling and Chantilly) and unfortunately isn’t available at our nearby Home Depot.
Homes stained with an original palette color may be re-stained with that same approved color indefinitely. Should a homeowner wish to change color only a color from the new palette may be used. You cannot have the same siding color as your closest neighbors.
Trim surrounding windows and door frames is also Olympic Solid Color Stain and only two colors are approved. Gutters, roof troughs, roof flashing and fixtures must all be stained/painted one of the trim colors. Downspouts may be painted either the trim color or the same as the siding. Decks may be stained one of three approved colors or left to weather naturally.
Original: Beachwood, Beige Gray, Butternut, Chamois, Cocao, Russet, Sage.
New: California Rustic, Fawn, Monterey Gray, Taupe, Sandstone, Willow Mist.
Trim: Mahogany, Oxford Brown
Deck: Mahogany, Oxford Brown, Desert Sand
All door colors (original, equivalent, and new), except the last two, are Duron Glossy Enamel.
The original color names have been discontinued but the hues are the same as the equivalent Duron colors shown here:
Duron Equivalent Color Palette
New Duron Color Palette
|Farm House Red
|Oxford Brown (Olympic)
Doors painted with an original palette color may be re-painted with that same approved color indefinitely. Should a homeowner wish to change color, only a color from the new palette may be used.
The main and external closet doors should be painted the same approved color.
A front screen door, if installed, must be painted the same color as either the front door or the trim.
Our thanks to JoAnne Henck for working with the Duron store to obtain the equivalent matches for our original colors.