Looking, looking, looking for the right color for the fence ... Not there yet.
Five colors so far, from left to right, Harbor Gray, Heritage Blue (it looked gray on the color swatch), Pewter, Slate, all Behr colors from Home Depot. The last a color I saw on Susan Cohan's blog, Sherwin Williams' Bohemian Black with, in Susan's words, "a decidely plum cast."
Harbor Gray ... too light. Heritage Blue ... too blue.
Pewter ... gets a maybe. Slate ... also a maybe. I really think I'd like to see something closer to my original idea of Charleston Green, though Les disapproves.
Slate again ... and Bohemian Black on the right. The plum cast is much more clearly evident in sunlight ... a good color for the right application, but I think not mine.
[After publishing this post, I've come back to make one additional comment. The black on the right above is the same black shown on the left below. The angle of light (the sun is off to the left behind me) makes them look like different colors ... much lighter below than above.]
So this weekend I'm getting Benjamin Moore's Salamander, a black green with a touch of olive, Behr's Forest (probably too green, though quite dark), and Sherwin Williams Charleston Green. It was interesting to find that, though Sherwin Williams no longer offers Charleston Green, the mix remains in their database of historic colors and can be made up at will.
I really think I'd like the color in the so-far anonymous garden image below, but I may never get it.
But is perfection necessary?