House Colors

October 14, 2011

In June 1994, Reston Association approved a new palette of colors for house exteriors and front doors.  Additional colors were approved by the Design Review Board effective September 20, 2011.  The new colors are “Frontier,” “Golden Husk” and “Terra” (see table below).  In addition, “Cordovan Brown “was approved by DRB as a new front door color for the full light door and storm door.  It remains the standard color for trim sections.


Colors in this palette are the only ones authorized for use on townhouses in Hunters Green Cluster.  Each house’s color is registered with the Covenants Adviser at Reston Association.  Homeowners are entitled to repaint the exterior of their homes with their registered color (i.e. the same color) without any further requests or approval process.  Note: all siding must be painted the existing or new color at the same time.


If you wish to change your house color to a different one in the approved HGC  palette, you must first file a DRB application with the Covenants Adviser.  The only restriction is that you cannot select the same color(s) as those of your next door neighbors.  If you fail to go through the approval process and register your new color, your next door neighbors could conceivably apply for and register it for their own houses and you would be forced to repaint with a different color.

 
If you have questions regarding the DRB request process, or to find out what colors are currently registered for your house or your neighbors’ houses, contact Trevor Wright, Reston Association Covenants Adviser assigned to Hunters Green Clusterat 703-435-6563 or twright@reston.org.

House Colors

The house colors below are available in “Cabot (OVT) Solid Color Acrylic Siding Stain.”  House colors are to be applied to wood siding, downspouts (but not gutters), wall vents and fences.  Your selected house color must also be used on any secondary doors (i.e. not the front entry door).

Secondary doors include any exterior laundry room entry or any exterior storage room door that may exist with your model.  It is also to be used on primary entry door trim when that door is set into a wood (instead of a brick) wall.

Beige Dune Gray Oak Brown Red Cedar
 
 
 
 
red cedar
Redwood  Sagebrush  Sandstone  Taupe
 
 
sage brush
 
sand stone
 
taupe
 Frontier  Golden Husk  Terra Cordovan Brown ***
 
frontier
 
golden husk
 
terra
 
cordovan brown


***Cordovan Brown is the DRB approved trim color.  See “Trim” section for more details.  Cordovan Brown can also be used on full light front entry doors.

Door Colors

The “primary” entry (i.e. front) door will be painted using Benjamin Moore’s “Regal Select” line of exterior paint with one of the colors below, but selected in accordance with the matrix which follows the colors.

Any storm door covering the primary entry doors must be painted in the same color as the primary entry door itself.  DRB approved Cordovan Brown as an additional color for storm doors in connection with the new door standards (see “Door” standards section).  Please note Cordovan Brown is a Cabot color.

Oxford Gold
315
Baked Clay
035
Terra Mauve
105
Goldenhurst
196
Jade
Romanesque
476
Coconut Grove
029
 
 
 
 
 
 

California Redwood
1190
Courtyard Green
546
Piñata
007
Soft Glow
014
Fiery Opal
077
Fruit Punch
140
 
 
 
 
 
 
Piñata (007) was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2013 as an exterior paint.

Trim Color

The trim color, “Cabot (OVT) Solid Color Acrylic Siding Stain – Cordovan Brown,” is to be applied to all fascia boards, gutters (but not downspouts), metal caps on common firewalls, flashing, metal railings, roof vents, attic fan housings, chimney caps and skylight window trim.  It is also to be used on primary entry door trim in those models in which the entry door is set into a brick (instead of a wood) wall.

Cordovan Brown
Cordovan Brown


House - Door Color Combinations

The choice of a house color limits the choice of a front door color.  Below is a matrix that shows which door colors can be used with each of the house colors.  The house colors are listed in the left-most column.  The remaining columns each represent a front door color.  The cross points in the matrix indicate which door colors can be used with which house colors.

 

Approved Door Colors and House Colors

 

Door Color

1029

140

1190

476

315

196

546

105

007

014

077

035

637

House Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beige

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 

 

x

 

x

Red Cedar

x

x

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

x

Dune Gray

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

x

Taupe

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

x

Sagebrush

 

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

x

Oak Brown

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

Redwood

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

Sandstone

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

Golden Husk (new)

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

Frontier (new)

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

Terra (new)

x

x

x

 

x

x

 

x

 

x

x

x

x


Note:  Cordovan Brown (637) is the DRB approved trim color.  See “Trim” section for more details.
Cordovan Brown can also be used on full light front entry doors.  Piñata (007) was discontinued by the
manufacturer in 2013 as an exterior paint.


Additional Information:

Cabot Solid Color Acrylic Stain can be obtained at Lowe's.   Vienna Paint in Reston carries the Benjamin Moore line of stains (Arborcoat) and can match the Cabot line of colors.

Cabot Solid Color Acrylic Stain can be identified by the color name.   Technical sources (800.877.8246) at Cabot confirmed they have phased out the paint number of the house colors.  For more information and to view the approved colors online please go to the Cabot website at: http://cabotstain.com/colors-and-finishes/families/Solids-Colors.html