What is the best color to paint a porch ceiling?


Nicholas Thorne   |   Member since 2020  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Haint Blue

Extending Daylight Hours Haints and insects aside, many people choose to paint the porch ceiling blue simply because of the way it makes the room look and feel. Blue is a calming color, so using it to paint an area of the house that's intended for relaxation makes sense.

Furthermore, does painting a porch ceiling blue keep bugs away? Some people swear that blue paint repels insects, leaving a porch bug-free and pleasant during those long summer evenings and afternoons. Most credible sources discredit this belief. Lye is a known insect repellent, which would explain why insects would avoid nesting on a painted porch ceiling or ledge.

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Gina Shields   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Besides, what shade is haint blue?

Haint blue is a collection of pale shades of blue -green that are traditionally used to paint porch ceilings in the southern United States. The tradition originated with the Gullah in Georgia and South Carolina.


Sydney Lee   |   Member since 2015  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What color paint keeps bugs away?

color blue .


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How do I keep bugs off my porch ceiling?

I poked around to find solutions for keeping your porch pest free, ranging from the very effective to the potential myths.

  • Put up a bat house.
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