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How many cities have a unique color named for them? If you tour around Charleston you will see that many of the buildings doors and shutters are painted a very dark green, almost black – this is the color “Charleston Green”. It is said that after the war the Government sent black paint to the southerners and those in Charleston couldn’t bear to use it as it was, (being from those Yankees and all), so they added yellow and blue and wallah! Charleston Green.

Because of that I made sure to have Charleston Green be a prominent color in the Charleston City Print pattern.All of the other colors in the pattern were inspired by the muted tones of the historic paint colors of the city. The Historic Charleston Society and Duron Paints created an entire line of paints based on the city’s palette, you can see it here.

Here are some great Charleston Green door photos from Fabounet via Flickr.

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