So I was on color psychology (who knew there is a psychology of color), to explain the reason why I might like it so much. Check it out...and maybe your favorite color is on here?
Turquoise a symbol of friendship and brings peace to the home and good fortune to the owner. The turquoise stone is believed to carry with it great truth and wisdom inside it. The turquoise gemstone is a stone that represents self-realization and is an aid in analytical thinking as well as creative energy. So I'm hoping with the creation of this store, and my love for this color--it proves to have some sort of success!
So why are the porch ceilings in the South (now some parts of the North are adopting this) painted blue?
According to this: "But many Southerners suggest that blue porch ceilings originated out of the fear of haints. Southerners, especially in the area of South Carolina, have a name for the ceiling paint used on porches – the soft blue-green is referred to as "Haint Blue."
'Haints are restless spirits of the dead who, for whatever reason, have not moved on from their physical world,' says Sawaya.
Haint blue, which can also be found on door and window frames as well as porch ceilings, is intended to protect the homeowner from being "taken" or influenced by haints. It is said to protect the house and the occupants of the house from evil."
So next time anyone is wondering why you are painting those bits above the porch in this color, you can tell them to keep the Haint's away.
Now, I don't know if any of this applied to my wedding shoes being robin's egg blue http://heylady.co/product/at-tiffanys/ or my faux fireplace painted in Santa Fe Cece Caldwell chalk paint http://cececaldwells.com/product/santa-fe-turquoise/ (future post on how I did it, supplies you need, and how easy it really is to get something not back to black but to a cool, fun accent piece!), but hopefully I am keeping creative energy flowing and the evil haints away!