I just wanted to come back and post some photos of how my deck came out after the 'deck renew' paint job. I ended up choosing the 'dark sand buff' after getting advice from other forum member here. I think that it came out pretty close to my virtual photos I did in Photoshop.
Here is the photoshop version before:
Here is what it came out like:
In this one, you can see the original color where I didn't get to do the sidewalk yet because I ran out of paint. I'm expecting some more today.