Blue Porch Ceilings In The South - The history behind the tradition of painting porch ceilings blue. Homeowners have been adding a touch of blue paint to their porch ceilings for decades -- and it's not just for a pop of color. a turquoise or powder blue porch ceiling is said to extend daylight as dusk begins to fall, and many even believe that it helps keep bugs away, as well as "evil spirits"
Painting porch ceilings blue is a long standing southern tradition. A haint is a nasty spirit which the blue ceilings were believed to keep away. A ceiling which mimicked the color of the sky was also thought to ward off bugs, extend the days of summer, and make the ceilings appear higher. These are all good things! Plus a blue ceiling is just super-super pretty!