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Architectural Standards

Paint Standards

The Hawthorn Cluster has an approved set of paint colors that meet the architectural standards for this community. Please use this reference list when you are painting the exterior of your home.

Exterior Paint - Trim & Garage Door - Benjamin Moore "Silver Satin" 856 Aura Semi Gloss Exterior Paint available at Vienna Paints, Herndon @ (703) 733-3899. You may also color match with the exact tint and finish from any brand or paint store.

Exterior Front Doors & Shutters - Based on our Hawthorn Cluster DRB approval (3/2017), any home can use any of the 19 Hawthorn Cluster-approved colors for front door and shutters. The door and shutters must match and may not be the same color as directly adjoining neighbor(s).

Approved paint is Benjamin Moore Aura in semi-gloss exterior in the following colors:
Salamander 2050-10
Nocturnal Gray 2135-30
Backwoods 469
Gentleman's Gray 2062-20
Hot Apple Spice 2005-20
Iron Gate 1545
Lafayette Green HC-135
Black Forest Green PM-12
Evening Sky 833
Essex Green (no color number on file)
Gray Pinstripe 1588
Country Redwood PM-16
Night Train 1567
Tuscany Green 2140-20
Cottage Red PM-15
Pacific Sea Teal 2049-10
Cabin Fever 1540
Olympus Green 679
Gray Shower 2125-30
You may also color match with the exact tint and finish from any brand or paint store.
Exterior Railings - When repainting exterior railings, please use Rustoleum Gloss White Protective Enamel.

Decks and Fences - Decks and fences may be left to weather naturally or be treated with a clear colorless (non-tinted) sealant. They may also be stained the following colors (or other brand equivalents) in either transparent or semi-transparent finishes:

• Behr Natural #500-N
• Behr Cedar Naturaltone #501
• Behr Redwood #502
• Behr Natural Sequoia #T-172
• Behr Antique Oak #T-171
• Behr Chocolate #5129
• Behr Cordovan Brown #5104

Exterior Lighting

The Hawthorn Cluster has an approved set of exterior light fixtures from Progress Lighting.

Front Lamp Post - Polished brass lamp post fixture P5432-10. Note: This uses three candelabra (E12) bulbs. The model that uses a single standard-sized bulb is not approved.

Black Post - 3" diameter black aluminum post P5390-31

Front Door Wall Mount Lamp - Polished brass wall mount fixture P5730-10. Note: This uses three candelabra (E12) bulbs. The model that uses a single standard medium-base (E26) bulb is not approved.

Rear Lights - Polished brass wall mount fixture P5756-10 or a jelly jar-type fixture polished brass in color (you may also paint another color of jelly jar fixture with metallic brass paint). All approved rear light styles use a single medium base (E26) bulb.

All Progress Lighting fixtures may be purchased at Dulles Electric or through the Progress Lighting website.

P5432-10 - Front Post Lamp

P5730-10 - Wall Mount Fixture

P5756-10 - Wall Mount Fixture


Hawthorn Cluster has two types of shingle approved for replacement – CertainTeed Independence architectural shingles in the color Driftwood (if available as it is no longer manufactured) OR CertainTeed Landmark Premium architectural shingles in the color Driftwood.

Landmark Premium in Driftwood

Deck Composite Options

Homeowners may replace the wood deck flooring and cap rails with a synthetic composite, if desired. Hawthorn's approved type is Tamko Evergrain composite in the following colors:
  • Redwood
  • Cedar
  • Weathered Wood


Weathered Wood