Announcing Loreto Bay Agua Viva Exterior Colors!

Img_3205Clint and I have been guilty of bugging our Loreto Bay account manager, Jennifer, for almost a year now for the Agua Viva exterior color selection. Each time we got a polite response that the Loreto Bay village designer was still contemplating the colors.

Having chosen colors for the interior of our primary residence, we could empathize with the challenge of such a daunting task. The fate of the visual beauty of hundreds of homes in the Agua Viva phase of Loreto Bay was at stake.

As always in life, when you least expect it — surely when you have given up all hope — an innocuous email arrived in my inbox this past Thursday. Attached to the note was a PDF of the 12 exterior color choices. The palette was a wonderful collection of colors that would be highly suitable for both a home’s exterior as well as Easter eggs. Timely don’t you think?

Yesterday, on advice from many of the homeowners of our Yahoo Loreto Bay club, Clint and I visited a Sherwin-Williams paint center on our way to our Viking Cooking Class (a review to come later).

Here are some pictures of this momentous event, that only other Loreto Bay homeowners can truly appreciate. Others may just think we’re crazy.

 

 

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  • Penny Davis

    <p>You look like you are having as much fun with the colours as we had. Did you chose a favourite?</p>

  • Penny Davis

    You look like you are having as much fun with the colours as we had. Did you chose a favourite?

  • Penny Davis

    You look like you are having as much fun with the colours as we had. Did you chose a favourite?

  • Loni Kao Stark

    <p>Hi Penny – Hard choice. I'm trying to balance my desire for an exciting color and the pragmatic aspects of having the color all over your house for years to come. </p> <p>My top picks are Afterglow (see my March 31 post), Gardenia and Baked Clay. </p> <p>How about you?</p>

  • Penny Davis

    <p>We chose Osage Orange, Foxy, Edgy Gold then Orange Blast. I thought with all those choices it would be an easy task. I sent my choices in this morning then receive a post from the Ning site about not choosing deep colours due to the retention of heat. Oh well.</p> <p>I was thinking we had a smaller house which equals a smaller amount of colour and is therefore not overpowering. Then I thought about the plants climbing the walls. Apparently that will help with the heat retention which I didn't consider at the time.</p> <p>By the way, I like your site and have just started one today on blog spot. Still trying to figure it out. I know how much sites like yours have helped others keep in touch.</p>

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Hi Penny – Hard choice. I’m trying to balance my desire for an exciting color and the pragmatic aspects of having the color all over your house for years to come.

    My top picks are Afterglow (see my March 31 post), Gardenia and Baked Clay.

    How about you?

  • Penny Davis

    We chose Osage Orange, Foxy, Edgy Gold then Orange Blast. I thought with all those choices it would be an easy task. I sent my choices in this morning then receive a post from the Ning site about not choosing deep colours due to the retention of heat. Oh well.

    I was thinking we had a smaller house which equals a smaller amount of colour and is therefore not overpowering. Then I thought about the plants climbing the walls. Apparently that will help with the heat retention which I didn’t consider at the time.

    By the way, I like your site and have just started one today on blog spot. Still trying to figure it out. I know how much sites like yours have helped others keep in touch.

  • Penny Davis

    We chose Osage Orange, Foxy, Edgy Gold then Orange Blast. I thought with all those choices it would be an easy task. I sent my choices in this morning then receive a post from the Ning site about not choosing deep colours due to the retention of heat. Oh well.

    I was thinking we had a smaller house which equals a smaller amount of colour and is therefore not overpowering. Then I thought about the plants climbing the walls. Apparently that will help with the heat retention which I didn’t consider at the time.

    By the way, I like your site and have just started one today on blog spot. Still trying to figure it out. I know how much sites like yours have helped others keep in touch.

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Hi Penny – Hard choice. I’m trying to balance my desire for an exciting color and the pragmatic aspects of having the color all over your house for years to come.

    My top picks are Afterglow (see my March 31 post), Gardenia and Baked Clay.

    How about you?

  • Loni Kao Stark

    <p>Thanks Penny for the wonderful comments. </p> <p>Clint and I started this blog just last year and we found it a great way to keep in touch with family, friends and also to connect with new people. </p> <p>We also find that it helps us remember what we have done over just this one year…I am looking forward to 10 years in the future when Clint and I will be on some new adventures and look back to these posts and laugh about our obsession over Loreto Bay, building our wine cellar and recently building a 2'x6' redwood planter box (posting to come on this soon). </p> <p>Good luck with your blog and when you get it up and running, we'll be happy to put a link to it on our blog.</p>

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Thanks Penny for the wonderful comments.

    Clint and I started this blog just last year and we found it a great way to keep in touch with family, friends and also to connect with new people.

    We also find that it helps us remember what we have done over just this one year…I am looking forward to 10 years in the future when Clint and I will be on some new adventures and look back to these posts and laugh about our obsession over Loreto Bay, building our wine cellar and recently building a 2’x6′ redwood planter box (posting to come on this soon).

    Good luck with your blog and when you get it up and running, we’ll be happy to put a link to it on our blog.

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Thanks Penny for the wonderful comments.

    Clint and I started this blog just last year and we found it a great way to keep in touch with family, friends and also to connect with new people.

    We also find that it helps us remember what we have done over just this one year…I am looking forward to 10 years in the future when Clint and I will be on some new adventures and look back to these posts and laugh about our obsession over Loreto Bay, building our wine cellar and recently building a 2’x6′ redwood planter box (posting to come on this soon).

    Good luck with your blog and when you get it up and running, we’ll be happy to put a link to it on our blog.