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A BLUE PORCH CEILING MAKES YOUR HOME CERTIFIABLY SOUTHERN

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Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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DID YOU KNOW that in the South porch ceilings are often painted light blue? One of the reasons, among others, is to simulate the sky. 

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I wasn’t aware of this long running Southern belief tradition when I selected an ethereal blue paint color for my client’s sunroom but it makes total sense to me.

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Even when the weather reports a gloomy day ahead, you still can enjoy a brighter day thanks to a ceiling color that’s synonymous with relaxation. And the soothing sounds of raindrops…they make this seasonal scenario a win-win no matter the forecast.

Traditional Home

So how do you select the best blue paint for your porch ceiling? Look no further than the exterior of your home. If you live in a traditional style home, a lighter blue like Sherwin Williams’ Topsail SW 6217 may be the perfect fit or if you live in a more contemporary style home dare to go a bit bolder with a color like Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue HC-144

Southern Living


As we embrace the reality that there are only so many hours in each day we can still practice our attempts to circumvent Mother Nature’s “evening effects” when we paint a little daylight under our roof.

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  2. Design Chic says:

    We painted the porch ceiling in Beaufort blue and couldn’t love it more! Happy weekend!

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Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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