The first paint on the house at False Bluff was flat latex: a creamy white and 'flamingo' on the wood work.
Though we stayed with the same general color scheme, the change is startling. We've gone from the flat cream to high gloss white; and there's never been a flamingo born that's the shade of pink that now graces the wood work.
The change to oil based high gloss works well in this Caribbean environment and it sure cleans easily!
It didn't take any time at all to get used to.