You’ll Never Guess This Dark History to a Popular Southern Home Trend

A southern home with a blue ceiling
Darling Down South

If you’ve ever spent any time down South, you might have noticed a charming little trend among older houses. Most of the porch ceilings are painted a beautiful, soft, robin’s egg blue. It’s a lovely design choice, but one with a much longer, murkier history than you might imagine. Read on to find out why such a cheery color could have a dark, even insidious history.