I love the weathered greys that come with beachside living. I use a lot of spotted gum and recycled timber cladding in the coastal homes I design. I always specify that they are just oiled and left to grey off naturally with the wind and salt air. This way they subtlely blend into the landscape and their coastal environment. One of my favourite things about Hampton's style architecture is the weathered grey shingles - they lend so much charm and character to the houses they adorn.