Exterior Painting

All homes within the Forest Edge subdivision shall adhere to the color palette selected by the Architectural Review Committee and approved by the Forest Edge Board. Colors were chosen to “maintain a Subdivision in harmony with its surroundings and natural elements of the land.” -Declarations of Covenants and Restrictions for Forest Edge at Country Creek, Section 8.3

All exterior projects must be approved by the ARC including repaints of the same colors. If you are planning to paint the exterior of your home, please submit an ARC application to the Forest Edge property manager.

Repainting using existing exterior colors: You may request that the ARC approve your existing color scheme. On your ARC application, please list paint manufacturer, color names and where each color will be applied. Also, provide a paint sample on your home for review by the ARC. Certain colors fade considerably and the fresh paint may be too dark or bright for approval.

New color combinations must be chosen from the approved palette.

How to pick your colors:

  1. Owners may choose a palette of up to 3 colors for their home (colors from the approved palette may be mixed & matched with ARC approval) which include:
  • Wall (Body) – the large surface areas of your home typically Hardie Board or stucco.
  • Trim gutters, soffit, fascia, corner trim, window surround, masonry details, shutters, garage surround.
  • Accent – front door; consideration will be given to shutters and other small accent areas. If the accent color is bold, the ARC may limit this application to the front door only.
  1. Garage Doors garage doors can be white or match the walls or trim. No black or near black garage doors. Garage doors must be painted one solid color, no designs.
  2. Brick all brick must be left in its original natural color. Please clean, repair, and/or replace damaged bricks. Bricks may not be painted. Fronts of homes must be left in the design of the original elevation.
  3. If you prefer to use a brand other than Sherwin Williams, your color must be chosen from this palette and paint-matched by your chosen vendor. Please provide a painted swatch on the wall of your home for ARC review.

A committee of homeowners (Architectural Review Committee – ARC) appointed by the board of directors will review your application. After approval from the committee, the property manager will send you a letter confirming this approval.  Please do not begin painting without confirmation of approval as you may be asked to change your plans.

Why do I need to submit an ARC application if I am  painting my house the same color?

Some houses have been painted outside of the approved guidelines, and over time the ARC wishes to bring every home into conformity with the new palette and deed restrictions.