Haint Blue

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I mentioned the other day that we are not settled into our new home quite yet – in fact, half of our stuff is in Missouri, and half is in Nevada. So, for now we have two homes. I am so looking forward to settling into the new house and making it our own that Pinterest has basically become an addiction. There are so.many.IDEAS. 

The other night while perusing for ways to make our porch feel more homey, I came across a bunch of photos of porch ceilings painted light blue. When I started looking into it a little more, I realized that the blue ceiling (called “Haint Blue”) is actually an old Southern tradition believed to keep evil spirits away from a home. You can read more about the history here.

I’m now strongly considering painting our porch ceiling haint blue. Am I crazy, or do you love it too?

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My favorite image! I love all of the colors on this porch.

Source: Unknown

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Source: Houzz

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Source: Between Naps on the Porch

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Source: Better Homes & Gardens

 10_cortneySource: Cortney Bishop

As you can see, there is no exact shade of “Haint Blue” – they all tend to vary somewhat. Here are my top picks for paint colors (all are made by Behr):

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Elyse
    August 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    LOVE it!!!!!

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      lifeonshadylane
      August 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      Me tooooo I want to go paint right this very minute – LOL

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    Martha
    August 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Beach foam all the way. Love it and the history.

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      lifeonshadylane
      August 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      I think that’s my favorite color too!! I see some ceiling painting in my future…:)

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    Molly
    August 29, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Beach Foam! Love it.

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.co

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      lifeonshadylane
      August 31, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Me too Molly – sounds like that one is the winner! :)

  • Reply
    Naďa
    August 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Great post ! :)
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