Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there!
After: blue (Benjamin Moore’s “Thunderbird.”)
Since I’m not moving, I’ve decided to keep repainting my house. I’m tired of my “Tuscan colors” and am in the mood for more “beachy” colors–greens, purples, blues, aquas. I’m only a mile from the beach, so I figured the new colors are apt.
So on Saturday I decided to paint my master bedroom blue (see before and after pictures). And when I realized I was going to have a lot of extra paint, I decided to paint my front porch ceiling “haint blue.” Never heard of it? I hadn’t, either, until I read a Southern Living magazine, I think, and learned that “haint blue” is what most southern folks painted their porch ceilings to keep away “haints” (ghosties) and because they believed the sky/water color keeps away bugs and birds.
My front porch currently has a green ceiling that’s the same color as the walls, so it does nothing but sit there. How cool it would be to look up and see the color of sky!
There isn’t one specific shade that is “Haint blue,” apparently these colors can vary from region to region. So in my house, at least, “haint blue” will be the color of my leftover bedroom paint.
To read more about ‘haint blue,” you can visit these web pages: here and here. So if you live in the south (or even if you don’t), why don’t you paint your ceiling blue? My painting is going to have to wait a couple of weeks, because my next few Saturdays are busy. But I can’t wait to do it!