Bluff PlantationTraditional Porch, Atlanta
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Charleston green paint and a small act of rebellion. A green so deep that it appears in many lights to be black is a popular color for exterior trim and outdoor furniture in Charleston and beyond. Legend has it that the U.S. government sent gallons of basic black paint to help the city rebuild after the Civil War, but rather than use it as it was, the proud residents added a touch of yellow or green to make it their own. The formulas vary, but most paint companies offer a version of Charleston green. Sherwin-Williams, for example, offers Greenblack.On this porch, Charleston green paint coats the shutters and handrail. The ceiling, handrail and two-by-two pickets are cypress, a wood native to the Southeast that’s moisture- and insect-resistant. The floor is tongue-and-groove ipe. 8 Rot-Resistant Woods for Your Outdoor Projects
Here's a close-up of the Lowcountry porch, complete with lovely railings, traditional shutters, windows with transoms, lovely lighting, plants and beautiful wood underfoot and overhead. One of the best ways to make sure your porch is at its most welcoming is to add plenty of comfortable rocking chairs.