Porches Cozy Home

Porches Cozy Home
Haint blue is the pale blue color that is often seen adorning the porch ceilings of southern homes. The color “Haint Blue” or “Gullah Blue” was first used in Charleston, South Carolina in the early 1800s. The word “haint” is the Gullah pronunciation of “haunt,” or spirit. Superstition says that frustrated spirits, caught between life and death, cannot cross water. So pale blue ceilings or painted window frames that mimic the color of water keep spirits from entering a house.
Pretty & Practical: The History of “Haint Blue” Porch Ceilings

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