What is Haint Blue?
Haint Blue is a color spectrum ranging from pale blue, to slate blue and even periwinkle.
Yup! My nickname is a paint color. I was born Helena Bluszczski but the nurse in the South Carolina hospital preemie ward saw that I was an albino and, well, no one could pronounce Bluszczski… so since I looked like a “haint” (ghost), I became Haint Blue. My brother Iggy took to calling himself Iggy Blue, but as far as I know, that’s NOT a color. Yet.
Here are some links to some videos about Haint Blue:
“The Story of Haint Blue” by This is Alabama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im4qkbMjazU
Here’s a cool little video of porch paint colors in varieties of Haint Blue. I like most of them. Blue Allure, Dix Blue are good. Icy Moon Drops is my favorite. Hey, who gets the cool jobs of naming paint colors anyway? I want that gig.
“Prettiest Shades of Haint Blue for Your Porch” by Southern Living https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vBGTHoHDE