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When to use these guidelines and application: use to change the paint or stain color on the house and/or trim and any exterior structure.

It is a popular misconception that there is an "approved" list of paint colors for Muirfield Village homes, although it once was the case. With the exception of The Moors, this is not the case any more. A resident may choose any paint color, but only certain colors are acceptable, such as earth tones. See Use of Color below.

If you are repainting or staining your house the EXACT same color, no approval is needed (however, even if it is a shade off, approval is required). Please contact office to ensure that the color you plan to repaint with is on file. There is no form needed and no cost.

After reading the guidelines below, download and submit the application, which includes a list of information and materials to submit:

Paint or Stain Change


The Muirfield Design Standards, By-Laws and Warranty Deed require that the exterior of each house in Muirfield Village be maintained at a quality standard. In order for Muirfield Village to retain its desirability, properties must be regularly maintained.

Each house is unique and shows age at different intervals. The amount of sun, shade, dampness, sunlight, type of siding, amount of insulation and all types of weather are just a few things that have an aging effect on the exterior of the house. Whether the house has a type of siding, stone, stucco, brick, shakes, wood lap or other it is most likely that paint or stain is present as well.

As properties age they require more maintenance and improvements to prevent them from falling into disrepair. Regular routine inspection is essential to protecting the outside of the buildings. The following are examples of conditions that indicate that repair and/or replacement is necessary:

Proper preparation of the surface is necessary to insure smooth application, good coverage and long-lasting results. Poorly primed surfaces soon show peeling and cracking – a waste of time and money.

Use of Color:

The roof and side wall materials of each home shall be compatible with each other and must blend into a common color tone. Natural colors of natural materials blend easily together. When man-made materials are used, colors must blend with natural materials. Accent colors are permitted only on shutters and front entry doors as approved by the MDCC.

The color palette of a home is composed of the colors of the main body of the home, trim, and accent colors. The colors chosen for awnings, shutters and roofs also contribute to the overall color scheme of the home. The overall color scheme must reflect a cohesive appearance.

These guidelines recognize that the review of a home’s color scheme is a balance between the owner’s creativity and individuality, the architectural style of the building, and an overall harmonious vision for the neighborhood. A two or three-color scheme is encouraged to provide visual appeal. The main body color is the predominant color of the home. The trim color is applied to architectural elements such as windows, doors, columns, porches, decks, etc. The trim color must be complimentary to the main body color. In a three-color scheme, the accent color can be used sparingly to highlight certain architectural elements, such as a front door and shutters.

Inappropriate use of color includes:

What to Include with this Application

To avoid delays and to prevent the application from being tabled, please ensure the application is filled out completely and include two copies of the application and two each of all relevant materials (samples, photos, drawings, site maps, brochures, etc.) plus the design review fee. One copy will be returned to the submitter. Include the following:

If you have any questions, please contact the Association office, 614-889-0922.

 Helpful Design Review Links:
Design Review Policy
Submitting a Design Request
Muirfield Property Handbook
Declaration (Warranty Deed)
Muirfield Calendar