Pastel colors are popping up in home decor. Once a mainstay of 1950s interior design, pastels have ebbed and flowed in popularity over the years. Today, they’ve returned with decidedly modern twists. As with many interior design color trends, these light, inviting hues first resurged on the fashion runways before shifting into home fashion. One pastel hue that’s getting its day in the sun is the versatile and fresh mint green. A refreshing, calming color, mint green plays well with other hues–both light and dark shades, as well as metallics and other pastels. Here are some tips for complimenting your decor with mint green.
Coastal Color Palette
Mint is ideal for inclusion in coastal color schemes. Combine soft mint with white or light washed woods to recreate a relaxed seaside cottage atmosphere anywhere. Pair with a range of blues–from cobalt to turquoise–to capture the colors of sun-dappled seascapes. The airy nature of mint green is a fitting homage to flora of coastal regions.
Classic Mint Combos
Rich chocolate brown paired with mint is a timeless color combination that always looks fresh (think mint chocolate chip ice cream!). And don’t forget the classic combo of black and white with mint – once a 1950’s bathroom favorite, this mix can gave any room a classically sophisticated, vibrant look.
Mint and Metallics
Create a striking and bold effect by combining metallics with mint, and look to the kitchen to really make a statement. When paired with metallic shining elements in a kitchen, mint looks cool and fresh. Combine antique gold with mint for an elegant, luxurious look or partner with brushed nickel fixtures to create a decidedly cool-toned space. Mint is a suitable accompaniment to stainless steel appliances, or it may even be used as a designer color for select appliances, large or small, in the space–as more makers join in the trend.
Sometimes a little hint of color is all a dull room needs to brighten it up and give it some life. Painting one wall in mint can make the color stand out without taking over the whole room.
Mint and Lighting
Mint works especially well in rooms with a good lighting, whether natural or ambient. With proper illumination, mint can energize and brighten up a space, evoking associations with a breezy spring season and making it an ideal area for meditation and relaxation.
Get Creative with Mint
They are many uncommon color combinations you can use with mint green to make your space more interesting. Try raspberry, orange, olive green, gray or even navy blue. Get creative with mint green to reflect your unique style!
Here are some of our favorite minty green tile applications!
Our new Ready to Wear Porcelain tile is patterned with classic warp and weft texture to bring touchable, everyday style to your designs. It’s available in full line of smart-casual shades, including mint!
Our Glass Blox collection delivers pure, prismatic color to walls. These minty hues in sparkling glass will bring eye-catching light and life to your residential or commercial designs.
We’ve dedicated an entire Pinterest board to this yummy hue. Click here to see more of “Magnificent Mint!”