Do you remember that popular Perry Como song, The Bluest Skies You’ve Ever Seen are in Seattle? Give it a play if you aren’t familiar with it. We remember it well, which is a reveal of our ages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NUzNtqu3zQ
Being on the outskirts of Seattle and wanting to keep the character and style of our porch, we painted the ceiling of the porch blue. It is a popular choice to go with a turquoise shade but we wanted something more natural and went with what we referred to as “a warm true sky color”. We literally took a picture of the blue sky on an early evening while we were relaxing after a day of projects. The name of the paint color is “heavenly”. Perfect! Our paint colors are “bit of sugar” (all interior and exterior trim); “peppercorn” for the exterior body; “coffee” for the floor stain; and now “heavenly” for our porch ceiling. No, we did not select our colors for their names but we like the coincidence. Those color names suit us.
The color heavenly is perfect because we are incorporating a southern tradition into this 1925 farmhouse. We have used all Sherman Williams paint on this house so we are sharing the history of the blue porch ceiling written by Sherman Williams: “Once just an old Southern tradition, the blue porch ceiling has made its way north and is being introduced to new generations. There are numerous theories as to why – from fooling spiders and wasps into thinking the ceiling is the sky, to blue being a harbinger of good luck, to the color extending daylight, to scaring away evil spirits.” Whatever the case, we think it will add to the charming look of this old farmhouse.
The ceiling paint was best timed before the new porch floor was laid. Porch progress continues…