Few People Know The Real Reason Porch Ceilings In South Carolina Are Painted Haint Blue In Color

If you’ve ever noticed that in the Lowcountry of South Carolina (as well as Georgia, parts of Florida, and North Carolina) there are homes with porch ceilings painted a light blue with a hint of green, there’ actually a reason for the hue. The color is known as haint blue. Traditionally, there are many pale shades of blue-green that qualify as haint blue, but there’s only one place you’ll likely find it — on the ceilings of the porches of some Lowcountry homes.

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