Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to share with you our Southern Porch painted Haint blue.
Way back when I shared with you some pictures and history of the Southern Haint blue porch tradition.
Blue painted ceilings can be found on porches across America, often for different reasons. Historians say the blue porch ceiling was born in South Carolina, where a group of African descendants believed that ghosts, or “haints,” couldn’t cross water. In painting their porches blue, they trusted the spirits would be confused by the water-colored hues and tricked into thinking they couldn’t enter their home. The school of thought became so popular in the South, that no matter the color blue, blue exterior home accents were dubbed Haint Blue.
Blue porch ceilings are said by some to promote a cool, calming atmosphere. The tradition also has some superstition behind it – that blue ceilings ward off evil spirits, as well as spiders and wasps, and that blue is a harbinger of good luck.
Although, big in Charleston, Savannah and various other places in the South…
even in New Orleans I believe……
not so much here in my little town.
I am betting
the only house with a Haint blue ceiling.
But you know me, I am OK with that…I don’t want to be like everyone else:)
I will share with you our Southern Haint blue porch, that stands out like a sore thumb in our little town!
I have to admit, even my painter was apprehensive.
In fact, he said he has never done a job like this.
When all was said and done…
Said Painter man
liked it a lot.
As you can see it is slightly different than the Blue I shared in my first picture.
That picture was taken in Charleston.
There are in fact different variations of the haint blue and I went with
a Charleston Blue color that appealed to me.
Of course, some blue accents here and there.
You know I love blue.
I can’t wait to get some pretty flowers out here.
Thanks for stopping over today!
Pardon the end of winter, not looking so fresh but will very soon
Southern Rustic painted Haint blue porch.
Ghostly legends spurred the Haint Blue porch ceiling trend in the South, but you can pick this color just because it’s pretty