Design Standards & Guidelines for New Homes & Home Additions (effective Jan 2014)

What is the purpose of the Design Standards? 

The Painters Ridge Design Standards are intended to assist architects, builders, engineers and future homeowners in design and construction of new homes and home additions or alterations in Painters Ridge.  All Unit Owners, builders, consultants, and any other designated representatives must comply with the review process, in order to gain approval from the Design Review Committee (DRC) for new home construction or modification to your existing home exterior or the surrounding landscaping.

Are the Painters Ridge Standards different than Crystal Valley Standards?  

The Painters Ridge standards are complimentary to the Crystal Valley Design Standards .  A request to modify your landscaping or the exterior of your home (including painting using different or existing colors) still requires an application to be filed with both Painters Ridge and Crystal Valley associations, and approval from both associations before beginning a project.

I'm  updating/refreshing the exterior of my home.  Which form do I use for Painters Ridge approval?  

All exterior house colors & materials must be approved by the Painters Ridge DRC*.  When making exterior changes to your home, you will need to make a color choice from the Painters Ridge Color Scheme Book. The available color selections, determined by our design consultant, were collected to enhance the aesthetics and integrity, while maintaining the compatibility and harmony of the Painters Ridge neighborhood. These selections – or comparable colors – are the only colors schemes that will be approved by the committee. You can review the Painters Ridge color scheme book at Sherwin Williams paint store in Castle Rock or with the Chairman of the DRC.

Before Painting: 1) Choose house colors from color scheme book, 2) Fill out and forward the Painters Ridge Design Review Application & the Exterior Paint Request Form, 3) Paint 2’x2’ paint samples of each planned color on the front of your home for the committee to see. If you have further questions or would like assistance in choosing new colors, please contact the Design Review Committee for assistance.

Additional Information: 1) Paint colors must be different from your adjoining neighbor homes and home directly across the street, 2) Do not begin exterior changes to your home until you receive the approval from the Design Review Committee. The committee will reply within 14 days of your completed submittal.

 *Note: Approval by the Crystal Valley DRC is not required for exterior painting in Painters Ridge per Section 4.22 of the Crystal Valley Design Standards.

Who are the Painters Ridge and Crystal Valley DRC liaisons for these design requests?  

The Painters Ridge DRC Chair, Shaun Martin.  Crystal Valley requests should be sent to

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