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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Haint Blue

Bright Prussian blues, pasty greens, muted periwinkles, rich aquas and pale violets; yet they are all one color, united by a name and an ancient tradition. Haint Blue originated in the deep American South.

Today, in cities and towns throughout the south, one will find these blues and greens tints on shutters, doors, porch ceilings and windowsills, gracing many historic homes. The pretty blues and greens compliment any grand old Victorian mansion, but the first painted strokes of Haint Blue adorned not the homes of the rich, but the simple shacks of African slaves.

link: Curious Expeditions


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