Haint Blue Porch Ceiling: "The Gullah culture of the Lowcountry believes that spirits, known as “haints,” can’t cross water. Using light blue paint to symbolize water, the Gullah people applied the shade to porch ceilings and doors preventing evil spirits from entering."
The Exterior - The 2016 Idea House - Southernliving. “When we settled on this corner property, it begged for a wraparound porch that faced both streets,” says Ingram about his Southern raised cottage. A relaxing side porch opens off the living room.
Haint Blue by Sherwin Williams. If you’re a true southerner you may already be familiar with the tradition of painting a porch ceiling a “Haint Blue.” It is said that doing this keeps away evil spirits. It also is supposed to keep away annoying mosquitoes since they mistake it for the sky!