More Mint !
Since posting “Mint is the new green,“ last month,
I’m seeing more and more mint green — everywhere!
Not all of these (shown) are true mint greens.
Some contain too much gray … blue … or brown … to really be mint green.
How can you tell it’s mint ?
Since GREEN is a combination of BLUE + YELLOW
mint does have the tiniest bit of yellow.
Farrow and Ball‘s “PALE POWDER” 204
(color not pictured )
“I grew up on the southwest coast of Scotland, and the sea was almost this color — a gray blue with green undertones. It’s a very easy color to throw things into, a good background for fabrics in pink, orange, taupe, or mustard yellow. This is one of my basics. It holds memories for me, and memories and old friends keep me young.”
“It’s a cool, minty green,
like you might have seen on one of those striped cabanas on the beach in Saint-Tropez back in the 1940s”…. recommended ” for a sunny room.”
Benjamin Moore‘s “SEAFOAM GREEN” 2039-60
( color not pictured !)
Emily Henry recommends
Benjamin Moore‘s “SPECTRA BLUE” 2049-50
“This turquoise is the color of our Santa Fe sky on a clear day.”
Also amongst the darker, more turquoise end of the spectrum.
(color not pictured !)
” It’s a Dorothy Draper color,
somewhere between turquoise and chartreuse,
the wildest color you’ve ever seen. We used it in a guest room with white painted furniture, and green-and-white fabrics and rugs. Then we did the other guest room right next door in Day-Glo orange. Totally hot next to icy cool. They were like yin and yang. ” -William Diamond on Martin Senour‘s “MARINE GREEN” 152-3
( color not pictured )
MINT LOOKS GREAT WITH
lots of WHITE, with slightly lighter and darker, tone – on – tone palettes (example above — which also looks fantastic with that BROWN! ). ROSY-PINK, as well as darker RASPBERRY, pairs well with mint. GOLD can look amazing with a seafoam/mint green (à la Downton Abbey’s Drawing Room!) And don’t forget BLACK as well as JEWEL TONES!
We’re going to keep seeing mint for awhile…might as well enjoy!!
(left to right) Benjamin Moore‘s “MISTY TEAL” 2046-60
and “SOUTH BEACH” 2043-50
(left to right) Martin Senour‘s “MARINE GREEN” 152-3
and Pratt and Lambert‘s “TAMPICO”
* PAINT COLORS IN PHOTOS ARE UNKNOWN,
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY LINKED !