Because I’m a southerner, I’m going to paint my porch ceiling haint blue. It’s a requirement for living in the south. Just kidding, sort of. If you don’t know anything about haint blue, just keep reading.
If you’ve never visited Charleston, SC or Savannah, GA, what in the world are you waiting on? 🙂 I was born and raised in GA and have lived in SC for over 29 years. So I know a thing or two about haint blue porch ceilings.
While you’re looking at all the gorgeous old homes in Charleston or Savannah, you’ll see the beautiful blue/green ceiling colors. There’s not one specific haint blue color but it’s always a pretty shade of light blue.
Why Haint Blue?
The Gullah Geechee people, who were descendants of central and west African slaves, started this tradition many years ago on the coasts of SC and GA. They believed this color would ward off evil spirits, hence the name haint blue.
I’ve even heard that a haint blue ceiling will ward off wasps from building nests. I’m not much on superstitions, but if it keeps wasps away, I’m all for it.
Plus, I’m a southerner through and through, so a haint blue ceiling it is.
Best Haint Blue Porch Ceiling Paint Colors
There are so many colors that can be used to paint your porch ceiling haint blue. These happen to be my favorites.
So, there you have it, my very favorite haint blue paint colors. I’m seriously leaning towards Lauren’s Surprise or Atmospheric. I really love the tones of those two.
Who am I kidding? I love them all and will be making a decision soon. When I do, I’ll add it to the end of this post.
Do you have a haint blue painted porch ceiling?