12 Feb 19
Time to ponder on this months colour crush which is also a bit of a trend forecast too. Mint green has been skirting around the edges of interior trends for a while but now it’s beginning to pull through. Part of the trend for gelato colours, or ice cream hues, like mint, pale pink and peach, have been touted by the style mags and trend forecasters throughout the past year, but now I think it’s ready to hit the high street. According to trend forecasters WGSN, neo mint will be the colour of spring/summer 2020. Owing to a ‘buzz around these futuristic times’, trends will be driven towards ‘colours that capture this sensibility’, they explain. ‘As we near 2020, we will see the clean, pure tone Neo Mint as the colour of choice.’ Described as ‘an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonises science and technology with nature’, this bright, fresh shade could be perfect for your home. And you don’t need to wait until 2020!
Green has been growing in popularity for a few years, with Pinterest declaring sage green as one of its top colour searches in 2018. More recently we’ve been feeling the vibes of deep rich forest green, so mint feels kind of fresh and optimistic move on from the dark trend. It’s a cleaner hue, lighter, softer and younger. I think it’s the perfect partner to pale pink so if you’ve invested in that trend think about teaming it with that. As complementary colours, they will really spark off each other but being a mid-tone pastel isn’t too strong.
If you want to create a room that feels fresh, modern, optimistic and has a feeling of wellbeing then I think mint green is worth considering.
The modernity of this colour would also suit a mid-century modern vibe or updating a Scandi look and indeed a lot of the products that are coming out all mint do have that Scandi clean aesthetic. This restful pastel shade would sit beautifully against pale grey or an off white so if that’s your vibe then this is the perfect hue for you. Team it with grey marble, shearling, limed washed woods and you can create a peaceful and sophisticated vibe.
1. Kashan Remix Light Green XL Rug, £2,008, by Mineheart at Lime Lace | 2. Chair 20 with cane back and seat, around £206, Ton at Taylor’s Classics | 3. Hayllar King Size Bed, £549, made.com | 4. Stockholm Plant stand, £18, Sainsbury’s | 5. | 6. CT09 Enoki Side Table Mint, £796, E15 at Nest | 6. Hector small pleat table light, £165, Original BTC | 7. Sowden Flask, £29, Hay at Amara | 8.Stockholm serving bowl, £15, Sainsbury’s | 9. Reader chair in greeney blue deep velvet, £1.095, Loaf.
Credits: Written by Sophie Robinson. Shopping and research by Luisa Ferdenzi
Featured image at top: Mismi collection by Linwood.