Design

Green with Envy

February 8, 2016

Sure there are pinks and reds everywhere due to Valentine’s Day, but my eyes have love for another color lately… Hello, mint green! This is not the first time I have fallen for this color — I may or may not have worn mint green pants not that long ago. As I have mentioned before, sometimes we have to warm up to something before we introduce it into our home, and this is typically done within the fashion realm. We become comfortable with something we find easy to buy and find comfortable.  Purchasing home furnishings can feel like a bit more of a commitment than purchasing a pair of mint green pants from Forever 21.

With pastels projected to trend in 2016, here are a few of my favorite mint green items to introduce to your manicured home.

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Mint Green Inspiration for Your Home

mint green cabinets

I love this gorgeous cabinet color! While grays and blues can often be found in painted cabinets, I think that this shade of mint green color has the longevity a kitchen needs. The gorgeous combination of the wood shelves, the white subway tile, the painted cabinets, and the antiqued bronze hardware give it a warm, yet clean look.

mint green lighting

I love the use of mint green in this light fixture of a Noe Valley home here in San Francisco —  a cheerful and welcoming space. See how they placed a mint green water pitcher on the shelf in the background? Using the color around the room will pull the eye throughout to make a space feel larger.

mint green bathroom

I love the use of color here! The warm wood tones in the gorgeous flooring balance the mint walls and tub perfectly. Remember, paint is temporary — so, if your love of a color doesn’t stand the test of time, it’s nothing a can of paint can’t fix for the next color that catches your heart.

green chairs

Starting with a neutral pallet, allow mint green furniture to pop to provide a conversation piece.

mint green desk

I love this home office space! While this is a small desk, it’s big on impact and personality.

desk accessories

Not ready to paint your existing desk or purchase a new one? Start with some fun desk accessories!

tile green

Ready to use mint green and make it a bit more permanent? Try using it in your backsplash as shown here.

living room

I love this curtain, in a gorgeous mint color, that works as a room divider. It adds a pop but is light enough to not overwhelm the space. Balance is found as the curtain draws the eye upwards while the area rug repeats the color.

Are you ready to add mint green into your manicured home? Leave a comment below and let me know how you plan to use it!

Photos: 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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