We repainted our trim in Piedmont not long ago (now have a Warm Brick thing going rather than Forest Service Green). The brown paint for some trim and the gate has a touch of red in there, which feels like Mexican mole sauce if you stare at it long enough. Yum!!
If a paint job is in your future, read this story from HGTV, and think about calling Angelisse Karol for consulting (ask me for her contact info) or maybe stop by Scout Hardware in Temescal near Donya Tomas. Scott Silvera held an evening info session a few months ago on the topic, and sells zero VOC paints for exterior applications.