Essential Colour: Mint Green

November 13, 2015

Mint green is one of those colours that I am constantly drawn to. It is relaxing, soothing and very tranquil. It reminds me of the peaceful ocean waters in the lagoon on a sunny day and old buildings painted once in bright green that became dingy under the bright sunshine.

mint green

So far I haven’t met a client who would share my love for mint green, but I am not losing hope. For that occasion I have already gathered my collection of inspirational interiors.

Mint green works great with pale beige, whites, as well as dusty pinks and darker shades of green:

mint living room

It is a cool colour, so it is good to give it some warmth with brown woods, yellow accents and warm metals, such as gold and brass. As I said, mint is very relaxing, so it is great to use it in such spaces as bedroom or bathroom. However in living room or kitchen it might work pretty well too.

mint living room

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mint kitchen

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mint interior

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mint dining room

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Looking forward for your comments – do you like mint green? have you ever used it for decorating your home?

November 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm

The answer to your question is yes, I like mint green, and yes, I’ve used it in my decor–and I plan to use it again. I even have a Pinterest board called “Perfect Minty Sage Green” (because I couldn’t decide between Mint and Sage. The master bedroom from our former guest house is the first pin on here–
–although it’s much softer than it looks in the photo. 🙂 I’m going to use the same color again in the new guest house we’re building.

The white paint is peeling off the “brass” bed, and I think I might sand it and repaint the bed in oil-rubbed bronze and then add brass-colored highlights, to tie it in with the bedside tables I “shabby chic-ed.” (They used to be a dull, beat-up brown wood.)

Our minds seem to be running along the same tracks–shabby chic and mint green! One of my kids said they hate my colors (a real estate agent who loves beige and gray walls), so it encourages me to hear you say you like at least one of the colors I’m using. 🙂

November 14, 2015 at 11:11 am

What a lovely board, Susan! I am already following it 🙂 I am glad that you share my love for this beautiful colour


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