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Southerners like to paint their porch ceilings with “Haint Blue” as it wards off evil spirits...

Southerners like to paint their porch ceilings with “Haint Blue” as it wards off evil spirits.

What's a Southern home without a blue porch ceiling?

I miss those blue porch ceilings! There's a name for the blue of a porch ceiling: Haint Blue. According to Louisiana legend, a “haint” is a spirit or a ghost. The blue paint represents water through which evil spirits cannot pass.

blue porch ceiling

Blue porch ceiling, i want to do this if i ever get around to refinishing our front porch. Plus the color keeps away bees/wasps?

SOUTHERN “HAINT BLUE” PORCH CEILING

Look at the porch ceiling. No self-respecting Southern porch would be seen w/o Haint Blue.

Things We Love: Blue Ceilings

Things We Love: Blue Ceilings

Tall ceilings, fans, screening, all-weather furniture, and an elevated orientation make the back porch a true year-round living space.

Bright green-blue is an unusual shade that goes with this southern-style home.

Why Blue Porch Ceilings?

Have you ever wondered why blue is a traditional color for porch ceilings? Called "Haint Blue," some believe it wards off evil spirits or helps banish mosquitos…

Light blue paint on porch ceilings isn't just done out of Southern tradition. Apparently, the color also keeps wasps from building nests and spiders from weaving webs overhead.

Repel Insects with Color!

Haint blue paint on porch ceilings isn't just done out of Southern tradition. The color also keeps wasps from building nests and spiders from weaving webs overhead.

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