Carolina Blue Porch Ceiling

Our recent vacation in South Carolina inspired me to do a quick ceiling paint refresh to my front porch.

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One of the staples of the South is a pretty blue porch ceiling.  Many different theories exist as to why porch ceilings were painted blue.

Gullah folklore held that ghosts—known as “haints” (and pronounced “haunts”) in the Creole dialect—could not cross water, and because blue resembles water, ceilings were painted this color to repel evil spirits.

Well, I'm not so interested in scaring away evil spirits, but I did fall in love with the look!

We have a very tiny front porch, so this was a quick and easy update I did in an afternoon.  Choosing the color was probably the hardest part of this project.

There were many many shades of blue that were lovely that went from a green undertone to a bright teal blue.  I ultimately choose a shade somewhere in the middle. I purchased Glidden paint in  Lagoon Green from Home Depot. 

Other pretty colors are Pool Blue by Sherwin Williams, Woodlawn Blue by Benjamin Moore, Blue Allure by Benjamin Moore, and Atmospheric by Sherwin Williams.

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For the look back at our recent trip to South Carolina, you can visit this post (HERE).

Have you ever considered painting your porch ceiling a pretty blue? If you need a little help you can always reach out to residential painting companies, like Bigwig for example.

Here’s a peek at our porch all decked out for the 4th of July!


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