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Quick Project: Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

August 19, 2014

Contemporary Porch by Brooklyn Architects & Building Designers Coggan + Crawford Architecture + Design

I am a fan of porch sitting, and my ideal porch sitting weather is approaching. Early fall, right after it gets cool enough for the bugs to disappear, but before the final cold snap drives us inside, is basically the perfect time to enjoy a front porch. I actually can’t think of anything nicer than lounging on a porch swing, hot apple cider/red wine/pumpkin spice latte/cocoa in hand, reading a good book and waving at neighbors passing by.

Traditional Porch by Charleston General Contractors Jamison Howard

Is your porch ready to handle that level of perfection? If not, a quick sweep, and a fresh coat of sky blue on the ceiling with perk it right up. Commonly dubbed “Haint blue” the soft blue shade that adorns most southern porch ceilings is said to keep both bugs and evil spirits from hanging out around the house. Regardless, it’s such a pretty and traditional addition to any porch, and a quick project, too!

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Apartment Therapy has a great list of different shades, if you have trouble picking just the right color from your local paint store.

All images from Houzz.com

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