Standard Colors and Materials

Standards are currently being updated with Reston Association to reflect currently available paints.

In addition to the rules and regulations governed by Reston Association (RA), each cluster is responsible for maintaining it’s own design standards. This web site will present all Oak Spring Cluster-specific design standards. The cluster board has the authority to submit change requests to the standards to the RA Design Review Board, and thereby change or add to the design standards.

For any project that is not covered by the cluster standards, you need to submit an application to Reston Association Design Review Board. Please use this form:

To move your project forward, you can speak with any board member directly, send them an email, or attend the next board meeting. The date for the meetings will be posted on this website and on a sign near the entrance to the cluster. You can also call the RA cluster covenants adviser at (703) 435-6530.

Note: the standards below are currently being updated. We will update Facebook and Twitter indicating when the new standards have been approved.

Standards as of January 2019

Siding and doors

The material for the siding may be either cedar wood or hardie-plank (“Select Cedarmill” finish), a fiber cement cement based wood alternative. Either way, it must be painted to follow one of below four cluster standard packages.

Approval from the board and Reston Association is needed before changing your siding or door color scheme. No two adjacent houses may be painted the same color.

All siding colors except #4 Olympic “Maximum” Solid Color stain. All door colors are Martin Senour Great Life, semi gloss. Note that homeowner that changes siding color also must change door color.

1.Olympic Oak Spring Green Gray B: 1y+16, C: 3y+40, F: 9, Premium White Base

Door: Martin Senour 325-1 Shutter green (old color code M1-4500)

2.Olympic Cape Cod Gray

Door: Martin Senour 330-3 Colonial Blue (old color code M1-2048)

3.Olympic Beige Gray

Door: Martin Senour Cinnamon Garden (old color code M1-4606);

Base: Deep, Magenta: 1oz+13/32, Raw umber: 4oz+6/32, Red oxide: 2oz+11/32

4.Oak Spring Blue Gray B: 1y+28, C: 10, E: 2y+1, L: 2y+36. Duron Accent base 26-106 1 1

Door: Martin Senour 329-1 Deep Spruce (old color code M1-4501)


The trim may be either wood or any PVC / composite material and shall be painted in McCormick101 Amber White.

Decks and Fences

Decks and fences may be sealed either with clear sealant, semi transparent naturaltone or solid cedar.

Concrete sealant

Concrete pathways and deck slabs may be sealed using Behr Solid Color Concrete Stain (Product #800) color Pacific Fog (815).

Cluster Entrance Sign

The colors on the cluster entrance sign sign are McCormick 101 Amber White and Duron SW 6467 Kendal Green. Other colors are not yet identified.


Shingles: Certainteed Classic Horizon, color: Weathered wood.

Update 3/29/11: This shingle has been discontinued. The board is working on nominating and obtaining approval for a replacement product.

Gable vent

Replacement gable vents for all end-units are allowed to be 32” x 32” octagonal, with the stipulation that they are painted according to cluster standard (amber white)

Light fixtures

Pole light: Idaho Wood #279, 6’ tall. See Lamp posts page for details.

Front light fixture: Idaho Wood #265

Rear light fixture: Westinghouse 66803

Deck lights

Option 1: Low energy rope light to be installed on the inside of the deck railing. None of the rope light is to be visible from the reverse side of the railing.

Option 2: Deck pole lights of max 25W per fixture to be installed in such a manner that light is directed only downwards and inwards on the deck. They are not to be installed above the height of the railing and shall not be visible from the reverse side of the railing. A maximum of 6 such fixtures are permitted. The board encourages the selection of LED lights of around 3W per fixture.

Security Lights

Security lights may be installed externally on the building, provided that:

  • The security light is equipped with a motion sensor
  • The security light is shielded
  • The security light is either White, Black or Amber white in color to closely match the background
  • The entire unit does not exceed 14x10x8 inches in size
  • The light emission does not pose a risk of becoming a nuisance to neighbors
  • Installation is done in accordance to Reston Association guidelines

Decks and fences

Deck material may be either natural wood or GeoDeck (cedar color), a synthetic alternative, manufactured from plastic, recycled cellulose fibers and minerals.

Decks and fences may be sealed either with clear sealant or with semi transparent naturaltone cedar.

Changes to deck or porch design / construction will be reviewed by Reston Association Design Review Board on a case-by-case basis.

Storm doors

Storm doors may be installed, either full-view or self-storing. The door must be painted white to match the trim (amber white).


Replacement windows should be ‘OKNA Insul-Tec 500 Deluxe Double Hung’, either with half or full screen or without screen. ( Color of the window frame should be either white or Amber white to match the house trim.

Garage doors

Currently no cluster standard in place.

Under deck weather guard

Currently no cluster standard in place. See Reston Association guidelines. These must be individually approved by RA DRB.

Gutters and downspouts

Gutter dimension should be 5” and downspouts 2” x 3”. The color of downspouts should be either white or Amber White to match house trim color.