Trending – Mint Green

It’s almost spring!

And while the overall trend in fashion for Spring 2012 is definitely pastels, there is one retro color that really stands out – mint green.

Ralph Lauren’s Spring collection was only one of many where mint green experienced a sort of “revival”.   Once a staple of 1950′s interiors, it had largely fallen out of favor, along with it’s perfect companion – pink.  But not anymore!

Look, mint even made an appearance at the Oscars last night!

When was the last time you can remember seeing this color on the Red Carpet?!?  Love Berenice Bejo’s Elie Saab dress or not (and this dress had a very mixed reaction), the French definitely know their trends.

 

So how do you pull this color into a room?

To warm up mint green’s icy tendencies, remember to balance it with soft, warm color.

Great colors to mix it with include:

Pink or blush

Warm whites and creams

taupe

French gray

metallic gold

Dark brown

Black

Colors to avoid:

True white or cool based whites

Blue

Purple

Green

Metallic silver (except in small quantities for hardware)

To find more inspiring ways to work with this color, check out my Trending – Mint Green Pinterest board.

Thanks for visiting!

Rachel

All image attributions and links can be found on Pinterest.

 

5 Responses to “Trending – Mint Green”

  1. Cameron Sproule Says:

    Mint green. Love it! nice soothing color great for bathrooms and well lit bedrooms!

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  3. Kathy Stumm Calgary Alberta Says:

    This color used to remind me of “institutions” but brought back in fabrics, decor and design it is simply fresh, elegant and timeless!

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  5. amanda Says:

    Where did you find this picture of the mint green walls in the bedroom? I want to find out who makes the paint and what color it is i love it!

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