Looking to add a splash of southern charm to your Lowcountry home? Aside from planting palmetto trees in your yard or always keeping a fresh batch of sweet tea on stand-by, adding some southern-inspired hues to your walls can make all the difference.
In a recent Garden & Gun article, designers, architects and color specialists shared their take on the best southern paint colors for the inside and outside of southern homes.
One color that is commonly found on porch ceilings across the Southeast is ‘haint blue,’ or a variation of blue that is meant to mimic the sky. Louise Bance, an interior designer in Richmond, Virginia suggests ‘La Fonda Teal, from Valspar’s National Trust for Historic Preservation Collection’ to help achieve that ideal shade of blue.
Stemming from Gullah culture, it was believed that painting your porch ceiling haint blue would help ward off evil spirits. As a bonus, this color also seems to keep mud daubers and wasps from nesting.
As far as the inside of your home goes, experts recommend a mix of warm neutrals such as ‘Rhett Pumpkin DCR021, from Sherwin-Williams’ Historic Charleston Foundation Collection’ or ‘Ammonite by Farrow & Ball.’ For a pop of color, Susan Buck, a conservator and paint analyst from Williamsburg, Virginia, suggests using ‘Large Dining Room Green MV1, from Fine Paints of Europe’s Mount Vernon Estate of Colours.’
Read the full article and let us know what you think! Are you using any of these colors in your home?