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    Patios and porches are an integral part of Southern culture. These classics are inviting and inspiring.

    Historic Blue Porch - Porch and Patio Design Inspiration - Southern Living This porch ceiling is painted blue for a playful nod to traditional Southern Haint Blue. A fan keeps the area cool on warm Southern days, and curtains add privacy to the space.

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    • Kaylen Isabella

      Front Porch "Sun Room" - paint ceiling accent color and add draping and some decor to make it inviting!

    • Rebecca

      Painted ceiling sun room. Love. Old southern superstition : paint porch ceiling light blue to keep away bad spirits.

    • Debbie Overbey

      I love the blue ceiling! I think I've read that this was done on outdoor porches on victorian homes in the early 1900s. But I could be making that up? Anyway, we're gonna paint our porch ceiling aqua like this! Would be cool in a sun room too.

    • Elizabeth Hubbard

      Blue porch ceiling, we actually have this robin's egg color ceiling on our front porch, so relaxing...

    • Kathleen Procek

      Someday I want a sprawling porch with a blue ceiling... The ceiling is painted "haint blue" as a playful nod to the old Southern superstition that says blue porch ceilings keep evil spirits at bay. A fan keeps the area cool on warm Southern days, and curtains add privacy to this outdoor space. I thought the blue was to keep the stinging insects away....(I wrote non of this)<---- Ditto, but love the color. Perfect for my sunroom Reno

    • Cheryl Kerr-Hodgkinson

      Love the blue ceiling for the screen porch, curtains and deck color (sunroom ideas? cak)

    • Jennifer Anthony

      front porch ceiling color with tiny lights strung front porch

    • Victoria Mawyer

      Love the painted ceiling for the sun room! front porch

    • Sharon Withers Hill

      painted ceiling. Front porch.... Ceiling and floor

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