Exterior Painting Tips

Recently, the Board approved new color palettes for Orangecrest Country, incorporating more modern looking color schemes and retiring a few outdated colors. In addition, there are various garage door colors which you can swap out in any of the color schemes. (The optional garage door colors can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the Dunn-Edward Color-Ark Pro page containing the color scheme for each community as referenced farther down in this article.) As a homeowner, using the exclusive Orangecrest Country color schemes 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 quick Architectural Application approval.

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. If you take the Dunn-Edwards paint name AND the paint code to your preferred paint vendor, you can be assured of a near perfect match. 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 to order paint chip samples. If you bring a photo of your home into any Dunn-Edwards store, they will provide you with up to two color renderings of your home at no charge. To find our Association on their website, you can search by location with Zip Code “92508″ or search by keyword with “Orangecrest.” Please note that each palette is for the selected community only and is not interchangeable between other communities. Also, you cannot mix and match colors from different schemes to come up with your own palette. Identify your neighborhood within the Association by finding your street name below:

Autumn Ridge (Gated Community) Aspen, Capital Peak, Castle Peak, Flatiron, Maroon Peak, Mount Wasatch, Mt. Sopras, Redcliff, Snowmass Peak

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

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

When completing the application 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 repainting your home. The Architectural Committee is ONLY accepting paint applications for the approved color schemes.

Next steps after selecting the approved Dunn-Edwards color scheme is to submit a Home Improvement Form. Be sure to also include the signed Facing and Adjacent Neighbor Statement form and current photos of your house.

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