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Because verdigris paints changed color over time, restorationists often debate about what color to paint reconstructed shutters.  If the restoration period for the house dates to many years after the shutters were installed then a darker, aged verdigris color is often specified.  However, because the restoration period for Montpelier was ca. 1816, just four years after the shutters were painted, the Restoration Team at Montpelier elected to use a brighter, fresh verdigris color for the Mansion’s shutters.


The "grass green" color selected to replicate the original verdigris paint applied to the shutters in ca. 1812.