102. My HOA documents state my house’s paint must be an earth tone. What color is earth tone?

  • review your HOA’s color pallet to select from.
  • if your HOA’s governing documents are silent concerning color definitions ask your Board of Directors for clarification.

 A quick search online returned: Earth tone is a color scheme that draws from a color palette of browns, tans; any of various rich colors containing some brown. The colors in an earth tone scheme are muted and flat in an emulation of the natural colors found in soil, moss, trees and rocks. Earth tone colors come from natural things around us: brown soil, green leaf, sky, as well as the red sun. These palettes can create a warm, nature-friendly atmosphere. Natural tones are also considered “earth tones”. Courtesy: Wikipedia

TIP: HOAs would be smart to include guidelines. Ambiguity exists in a document when a word, phrase, or provision in the document has, or is susceptible to, at least two reasonable but conflicting interpretations or meanings.