New Orleans Real Estate News: August 2012

Why Is the Porch Ceiling Blue?

Painting porch ceilings blue is a New Orleans tradition

Have you noticed that many New Orleans porch ceilings are painted blue?

There are several reasons why an owner might choose blue:

  • Some just like the feeling of extending the blue sky onto their porch
  • Some believe that birds and wasps won't build nests because blue tricks them into believing the ceiling is the sky
  • Some subscribe to the old African belief that blue ceilings and doors keep ghosts away

No matter what you believe, I love seeing the old traditions kept alive.

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Originally published at Crescent City Living

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Comment balloon 3 commentsLisa Heindel • August 25 2012 06:48AM
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