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More Mint !

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Since posting Mint is the new green, last month,
I’m seeing more and more mint greeneverywhere!

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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 ?

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It’s easier to define mint by what it is not . . .


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Mint is not warm . . . at all !
If it gets too yellow-y, it’s no longer mint.

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ABOVE paint color :
Benjamin Moore‘s “SPRING MINT 2040-70 *

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Since GREEN is a combination of BLUE + YELLOW
mint does have the tiniest bit of yellow.

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Without the tiny hint of yellow,
it’s just a cool, pale blue.

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MINT is n o t g r a y . . . it’s b r i g h t !

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MINT is clean, cool, icy !
It’s right on the line
between blue and green
… a bit of a sea foam green, without the muted browns and grays.

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Farrow and Ball‘s “PALE POWDER204
(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.”
-Kathryn Ireland

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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 GREEN2039-60
( color not pictured !)

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Emily Henry recommends
Benjamin Moore‘s “SPECTRA BLUE2049-50

“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 !)

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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 )

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As mint becomes darker, it becomes something more akin to
turquoise, teal, jade, or aquamarine,
all of which have become popular lately.

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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!!

a l s o r e c o m m e n d e d :
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(left to right) Benjamin Moore‘s IRISH MINT 2041-70
and “FROSTY MINT 2043-70

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(left to right) Behr‘s “BALMY SEAS490C-3
and Valspar‘s “NAUTICAL5007-9C

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(left to right) Benjamin Moore‘s MISTY TEAL 2046-60
and “SOUTH BEACH 2043-50

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(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 !

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