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Painting your ceilings blue


Published: Jul 01, 2013

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During the course of a recent listing appointment of a lovely home in Nassau, I noticed several wasp nests growing in different areas of the patio and porch ceilings. Wasps and bees can be a nuisance and distraction when showing your home for sale as most buyers will not venture outside a home infested by wasps especially if the buyer happens to be deadly allergic to their stings.

The above experience brought to mind the fact that many homeowners, especially those living in South Carolina, U.S., swear that light blue paints repel insects leaving patios and porches bug-free and pleasant during those long summer evenings. The color is not just any blue; it is usually a pale blue such as Benjamin Moore Polar sky 1674 or SW 694 Pool Blue.

Many homeowners testify to the fact that insects won’t nest on blue ceilings because they are fooled into thinking the blue painted surface is actually the sky. Emulating the sky will create the feeling of daytime and making it feel as though the day is longer.

If insects are not your problem, you may want to consider painting your patio ceilings blue simply because of the way it makes the room look and feel. Blue is a cool and calming color and since patios are often the favorite place to sit and relax during warm summer afternoons, blue ceilings make perfect sense if you are trying to give the space a cool and cozy feeling.

I am on a mission to finish our new home and we are presently working on beautifying the patios and porches. I am not sure yet on the furniture or flooring I will be using but I will guarantee you that I will be painting the patio ceilings blue.


• Carmen Massoni is president of Bahama Islands Realty and has 18 years of experience in the real estate profession in The Bahamas. She has been the recipient of many international awards recognizing her as a top producer amongst her peers. If you have any questions or need real estate advice, call 322-7770 or email Carmen@BahamaIslandsRealty.com.




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