I had just purchased the Brompton bag in rain forest green before leaving for Charleston. I bought my own Christmas present early. Now I normally never shop while on vacation, especially in stores that are here in Atlanta,but I happened to pop into J.Crew just to see if my bag had been marked down some more. I could not help but notice that their back wall was painted the same color black as all the shutters and doors that I loved. Here’s my chance, The sales assistant called it 'Charleston Green' and she thought it was a Sherwin Williams color. That was enough to get me started. So back at the B&B I started googling.
Here’s what I found out…Garden &Gun had a nice article on Historic Charleston Green…check it out here. Now this is something I never knew! After the Civil War, the Union troops would send gallons of buckets of dreary funeral black paint and the Charlestonians would add green and yellow paint to it. I started wondering if I had actually ever lived in Charleston at all! I didn't know that...
I called Sherwin Williams on 472 Meeting Street. The nice gentlemen who answered said there were in fact three colors--'Historic Charleston Green', 'New Charleston Green', and 'Old Charleston Green'. He thought Old Charleston Green was the one that I was most interested in, after I describe to him the black shutters and the doors that I had seen. He also added that Old Charleston Green was a special mix (blue & deep gold - which casts a green tint) and not on their color chart. To be on the safe side, it's best to call them--843- 853-6725. Trust me, the perfect, perfect, perfect black…Old Charleston Green!
Next time Belle Meade Green!.