Fun Fact Friday

While admiring downtown Savannah’s splendid architecture, you might notice a recurring color painted on the door frames, porch ceilings, and window sills of many Savannah homes. This blue-green color, or “Haint Blue”, not only is aesthetically pleasing, but it is intended to ward off evil spirits.

“Haint Blue” paint was first used by African Slaves to secure entry points into their houses from spirits. According to the Geechee/Gullah culture of the Low Country, the blue-green color of “Haint Blue” was intended to mimic the sky and trick the spirit into passing through and also represents water which, it is believed, spirits cannot pass over.

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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