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Old 12-18-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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I'm seeing a lot of the new construction is all differing shades of tan. Doesn't matter if it's cheap housing or nice areas. Is there some new law I am not aware of? Are they painting the neighborhoods in desert camo in anticipation of Al Gore's Global Warming and concurrent desertification of Houston? I see whole neighborhoods and all the houses are tan, off-tan, slightly darker tan (but NOT dark tan). What the heck is going on??
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Blame the new owners - less spec houses going up - so the colors of brick/trim/stone/wood are being chosen by the owners-to-be.
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: West Houston
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I'm seeing a lot of the new construction is all differing shades of tan. Doesn't matter if it's cheap housing or nice areas. Is there some new law I am not aware of? Are they painting the neighborhoods in desert camo in anticipation of Al Gore's Global Warming and concurrent desertification of Houston? I see whole neighborhoods and all the houses are tan, off-tan, slightly darker tan (but NOT dark tan). What the heck is going on??
Lemmings.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Mine is dark red brick with tan siding trim
But I have noticed a lot of bland, neutral exteriors while we were house hunting. Yuck and Yawn.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Could be HOA rules ... they control paint colors .... so the neutrals sort of prevent the house next door to you from become electric blue or violet.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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Our neighborhood is various shades of beige with various shades of brick. Don't know about anybody else, but the garish signs in Houston are about all the visual stimulation I can handle. Ugly signs and traffic. The last thing I want to see is a purple house on one side and a chartreus one across the street.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Agree with texas7. The developer (and later the HOA) limited us to choosing amongst 20 shades of beige when deciding on house color. Exciting? No. But as crone points out, it does eliminate the chance of having a chartreuse house next door.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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The developer (and later the HOA) limited us to choosing amongst 20 shades of beige when deciding on house color.
Twenty shades of beige? Really?? Wow so it IS a conspiracy! What's wrong with a soft green? Or white? Or a ruddy tan? It's bad enough all the architecture looks almost identical everywhere in Texas, now they have to quash one of the few things you can do to make a house individual. I can understand them stopping people from doing neon, bright, weird colors, but this is Nazism plain and simple!
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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There is a school bus yellow house in the new part of Cinco Ranch...looks so out of place. It is on Spring Green and sits back behind the lake. It's probably over $800,000. Every time I go by it I think he owns the school bus factory!!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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This kinda stuff gets really tricky. Remember the lady with the little Queen Ann in a San Antonio Historical district? She painted her house purple. They sued. She said whose history are you talking about. My people, who settled this town, used this color a lot. She put very large paintings of voluptuous nude women opposite windows so they were the focal point to anyone passing. By the time case was got to court the house had faded to a very soft lavender so they left her alone.
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