Re: Advice Needed: Repainting the community after 12 years in residence
From: Muriel Kranowski (
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:29:44 -0700 (PDT)
I've thought about this a lot, usually when I'm on my way home and I see our houses in a group. My opinion about house colors is "let a thousand flowers bloom", maybe with the stipulation that certain colors are too obnoxious or are so intense that only a few scattered houses will use them, or asking immediate neighbors not to select the same color, etc.

I regret my community's "visual unity" decision although I wasn't willing to block it, back when - I think it's dull. I believe the houses in a real village would have an idiosyncratic range of colors unless the place was so isolated or poor that their choices were extremely limited.

    I'm not saying where, since I just dissed our color scheme :-)

At 10:58 AM 4/15/2010, you wrote:

Hi all,
I'm a resident at Coyote Crossings Coho in Santa Cruz, CA. We need to
repaint our community after 12 years in residence. Anyone have any
experience with how they went about figuring out a palette or letting go of
a palette at this stage of coho life? Some in our community feel like this
is a time to let their individual creativity flow. Others are concerned
about keeping some "visual unity" among all the units.

All suggestions welcome!

Kathy Kelly
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