The Best Blue Paint Colors For Porch Ceilings, According To Designers
Atmospheric sky-blues and blue-greens are classic choices for Southerners, particularly on the ceilings of porches and patios throughout the region. This family of breezy, beautiful blues feels at once nostalgic and quintessentially Southern. Plus, the history of haint blue porches is just as fascinating as these porches are beautiful. So how can you recreate this look for your own outdoor space?
According to the Gullah/Geechee, a blue porch ceiling brought good luck to the home and helped to ward away evil spirits as these lost souls are unable to cross water. A haint blue porch ceiling resembles water and prevents haints from harming the people in the house.
If you're looking to channel the same sense of calm on your porch, deck, or front stoop, consider brushing on one of the paint picks, below.
Atmospheric (SW 6505)
This paler blue resembles the sky at dawn, reminding us of morning rays long into the afternoon.
Porch Ceiling (SW 9063)
The name says it all: This color was made for porches. This rich, clear blue will brighten up your home's entrance all day long.
For a blue with a subtle hint of green, choose this pretty shade. When you open the door to guests, don't be surprised to catch them staring up at this eye-catching color.