Mint color for good reason has become so popular lately. It is used by clothing designers, manufacturers of finishing materials, furniture and various accessories for living spaces. Mint color gives a feeling of freshness and lightness, spring coolness and awakening of feelings and colors. It is enough for one piece or surface of mint color to refresh the atmosphere of any interior. But the mint color is not as simple as it might seem at first glance – it has many shades. We suggest you to familiarize yourself with this incredibly fresh and light tone in combination with various shades in the design of the room by the example of our impressive selection of design projects. You are sure to be inspired by the use of mint color in the interior of your home.
Peculiarities of mint color
Mint color has many positive qualities:
- he is able to positively influence a person’s well-being, relax and soothe;
- mint color can be organically used to decorate any room – it is appropriate both in the bedroom and in the corridor, in the living room or in the children’s room, in the bathroom and kitchen space;
- mint color is difficult to oversaturate the image of the room, it does not bore the eye in any quantity;
- mint shades give coolness and are perfect for premises located on the south side of the building, in the windows of which the sun shines most of the day;
- mint color perfectly combines with many other shades and basic (neutral) colors – white, gray, beige, brown.
A combination of mint shades with other colors in the interior
Mint tone is easy to combine in the interior with the main colors, which often act as a background, neutral and unobtrusive. But the shades of mint can also serve as the main color of the interior decoration, slightly diluted with other tones, mainly as an accent. The only thing that must always be remembered – mint color is a mixture of blue and green (slightly diluted with whites), and therefore refers to a group of cool shades. If you do not pursue the goal of creating a cool image for a room constantly flooded with sunlight, you must dilute the mint shades of flowers from the segment of the warm palette.
The combination of mint and white color is universal. Delicate shades suitable for the design of any room. A bright image can be used in the bedroom and children’s room, to create an easy and fresh design of the kitchen or living room, even in utilitarian spaces, this approach in decoration will be appropriate. The visual increase in the volume of the room and the ideal background for placing furniture and decor as accent elements will be provided to you.
Mint color can be easily combined with all shades of gray. Gray color can be safely considered neutral, along with shades of white tone. In the combination of gray and mint, there is enough restraint and nobility that to be used in the interior of any stylistic direction: the gray-mint union looks harmoniously in both modern stylistics and in the traditional image of the premises.
The whole palette of beige color is perfectly combined with mint tones. The opposition of cold and warm colors allows creating original, but not screaming images of rooms. Such combinations can equally effectively be used both in the living room and bedroom, and in the kitchen space or utilitarian rooms.
An incredibly fresh, spring image of the room can be created using a combination of mint color with various shades of orange (coral) – from peach to terracotta. To distribute the intensity of the main and auxiliary shades is simple – for the decoration of small rooms, choose pastel shades, and as accents, use bright tones. In rooms with a large area and panoramic windows, deep saturated shades can be used to decorate walls (at least one accent).
A similar effect can be achieved by combining mint shades with bright pink and fuchsia. Typically, this combinatorics is used in the design of girls’ rooms. Dilution of mint and pink flowers with snow-white surfaces allows creating cool, original and bright, yet easy-to-perceive images of the premises.
Mint color is perfectly combined with any kind of wood. Contrasting the mint coolness with the natural warmth of the woody pattern always leads to a harmonious combination when decorating the most different rooms. It is noteworthy that the combination of wooden surfaces with mint color can be used in virtually any stylistic direction of interior design – from strict classics to trendy modern trends, from abounding details of eclecticism to laconic minimalism.
Use of mint color in the design of various rooms
As already mentioned above – mint color can be used in the design of a wide variety of rooms. At present, this color is also actively used in the manufacture of finishing materials, furniture, textile solutions and decorative elements. You only need to decide whether the mint color will be chosen as the background of the room (unobtrusive pastel shades will suit), becomes the tone of the accent surface (you can use a saturated color or a bright print), will be furnished (for example, upholstered furniture or storage systems) Or decorative elements (drape windows, decorative cushions on the couch or bed.)
In the living room mint color is most often used for wall decoration. It can be a light, pastel shade chosen for the decoration of all walls, and a rich and even bright mint tone, which has become a color solution for one accent surface. Depending on the intensity of the selected shade, you can select furniture for the seating area of the living room. Light furnishings, together with light mint shades will create a gentle and light image, ideal for a small living room. The dark furnishings will look contrasted against the background of mint walls, creating a dynamic and nontrivial image of the room.
But not everyone will decide to use mint color as the main tone of the finish, even light shades. But in the application of this fresh green-blue hue in the performance of the textile decor of the living room will not be difficult. It can be drapery for windows (curtains and curtains, plain or with print), the execution of sofa cushions and even the upholstery of the main upholstered furniture – sofa and armchairs.
In the dormitory, a light mint shade is most often used to create the background of the entire room, i.e. For wall finishing. This form of decoration is suitable even for rooms of small size – a light and bright image fits perfectly into the atmosphere of relaxation and relaxation. If the room is located on the south side of the building, you can use white color as a companion light mint shades – a cool palette will visually “knock down” the color temperature. If the bedroom is located on the northern part of the building, it is better to use warm colors of wood (in furniture, floor covering) to balance the color scheme and bring more warmth and comfort to the interior.
If the bedroom has very modest dimensions and lacks in architectural design and except for the white finish, it is impossible to use any other color solution, then for mint tone it is possible to distinguish local execution. It can be textiles on windows, bedding design, lighting fixtures, carpeting or decorative elements.
Mint color is able to positively influence the child’s psyche, it does not irritate the eyes, has soothing and relaxing qualities. Therefore, it can equally effectively be used both in the room for the active child, who needs help with soothing and preparing for sleep, and in the nursery for the quiet baby, even the newborn – it all depends on the intensity of the shade. It is better to use a light peppermint or grayish-mint color to decorate the room, creating a practically neutral background for an effective underlining of the beauty of furnishings, textiles, decor.
Kitchen and dining room
In the kitchen, mint color can often be found in the performance of the facades of a furniture set. Given that most of the kitchen space is occupied by storage systems, the color of the facades largely shapes the image of the room, its nature, color temperature. Light mint shades suitable for the kitchen in the style of country, chic chic. More intense mint tones are usually used in kitchen spaces decorated in a modern style.
If you are not ready for the whole kitchen set to perform in mint color, stop only on one tier of cabinets (top or bottom) or perform a fresh green-blue tone for a dining group, island or bar counter.
But also as a background for the furniture set in the kitchen space mint color fits perfectly. A fresh and light kitchen image will be provided in a combination of mint finish and light kitchen fronts. If the kitchen cabinets have the color of natural wood, the whole interior will look harmonious, filling the atmosphere of the room with warmth and comfort.
In the bathroom mint color looks more than appropriate – fresh, cool, reminiscent of the color of the ocean on a sunny day. To create an atmosphere in which you can not only conduct the necessary water procedures, but also really relax, relax from the city’s bustle, mint color can be used both as the main for the decoration of the walls, and for the decoration of accent surfaces.
Mint color in the hallway or corridor, the space near the stairs or on the veranda? Why not. Given that the auxiliary rooms in most homes do not have windows, light mint shades as a background of decoration become a difficult option, but a solution that will help create a fresh, unobtrusive image of utilitarian spaces. Snow-white ceiling, light mint walls and dark flooring will help create an interior in which, in addition to an easy and eye-friendly image, you can create a visual increase in space, which for small rooms is an urgent issue.