Exterior Painting Tips

Posted By on March 29, 2021

Over the last twenty years, our community has established a wonderful collection of approved Dunn-Edwards color schemes. As a homeowner, this provides you the convenience of selecting a professionally designed color scheme without the hassle of starting the color selection process from scratch. You will also have the benefit of a quicker Architectural Application approval. To further simplify, you can now utilize our Online Paint Application (accessible through http://orangecrestcountry.com/architectural-improvements/) for “paint only” projects referencing these approved paint schemes. Unless you are keeping the existing color scheme on your home, an application is always required to change the color scheme. As the builder used colored stucco, you will need to have your painter do a color match to keep the same color scheme.

The task of picking an exterior paint color scheme can feel a bit daunting. As your first step, we always suggest visiting a local Dunn-Edwards store to have them assist in providing you with actual paint color chips for referencing the approved color schemes. To ensure they show you the correct color schemes, be sure to let them know which neighborhood you are part of within Orangecrest (Zip Code: 92508). While you are not required to use Dunn-Edwards paint, utilizing their color names simplifies the application and approval process. You can have another paint manufacturer match the Dunn-Edwards color. Dunn-Edwards may offer you a courtesy discount of up to 37% off the list price if you purchase the paint through them.

We will not get into all of the technical reasons why colors are not accurate while viewing on a computer monitor, smartphone, or printing at home. Just trust us when we say there is no substitute for viewing physical paint chip samples. You can visit the Color-Ark® Pro section of the Dunn-Edwards website (https://www.dunnedwards.com/colors/archive/color-ark_pro) to order paint chip samples. To find our Association, you can search by location with Zip Code “92508” or search by keyword with “Orangecrest.” Identify your neighborhood within the Association by finding your street name below:

  • Community Center/Orange Terrace: Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Applegate, Azalea Terrace, Bakal, Bayberry Ridge, Bellflower, Clover Creek, Dayton, Fern Grove, Gardenia Vista, Gessay, Golden Poppy, Grove Community, Indigo Point, Iris Canyon, Juniper, Laurel Ridge, Lavender, Lucia, Maple, Orchid, Portland, Roxy, Valley View, Yarrow, Zabel
  • Autumn Ridge/Gated Community: Aspen, Capital Peak, Castle Peak, Flatiron, Maroon Peak, Mount Wasatch, Mt. Sopras, Redcliff, Snowmass Peak
  • Kohl’s Center/Trautwein/Bountiful: Barnwood, Bluebell, Buckboard, Cabin, Carriage, Daisy, Dandelion, Farmhouse, Hayloft, Hitching Post, Lantern, Lodgepole, Mill Pond, Queen Anne, Stagecoach, Sugar Bush, Sunshine, Windmill
  • Wood/Krameria/Bergamont: Bergamont, Clover Court, Gable, Krameria, Meadow Lane, Springbrook, Sunflower, Village Way, Weathervane

You must list the color by name and paint number for each area you are painting (wood siding, main stucco, stucco accent, wood trim/fascia, etc.) An architectural application is required when changing the colors of your home. If you are not changing the color of your home, we ask that you submit a courtesy application listing the colors as “same” along with a current picture of the front of the house.  In that case, you do not need to wait for approval as it is a courtesy and helps you avoid getting a phone call when it is noticed that you are painting.

Next steps after selecting the approved Dunn-Edwards color scheme. Orangecrest Country is starting to roll out an electronic submission process for architectural improvements. At this time, only “paint” applications referencing approved paint color schemes from Dunn-Edwards or “courtesy applications” may be submitted electronically. Take a photo of the exterior of your home and go to http://orangecrestcountry.com/architectural-improvements/ to complete the new online paint application. If you prefer the old submission process, then you can print the forms from the website as well.

If you are requesting to use a paint scheme, not from the approved Dunn-Edwards color schemes, then you will need to submit three (3) color chip samples for each color with the older paper forms (also available at http://orangecrestcountry.com/architectural-improvements/) . The Architectural Review Committee will then evaluate to ensure compatibility with neighboring homes.

If you have any questions please contact Diana Winn, Manager Assistant, at dwinn@actionlife.com.