Mint Green - 3 Tips To Working This On-Trend Tone At Home 

Posted 11 March 2020 by Rory Roberston

Mint is one of the on-trend tones this year for interiors and homeware, WhatHouse? looks at three ways you can use the colour to personalise a new home...

We've noticed a surge of mint colour imagery flooding our inbox at WhatHouse? So, with the colour looking to be a popular hue in 2020 we look at three ways you can implement and use mint green to inject personality and style into a new build property.

Fresh, bright and rejuvinating, mint can can quite often be dismissed as a'abthroom colour'. The popularity of eau de nil, a colour that gained a following in the 1930s, is possibly to blame. But mint green is more adaptable than we might give it credit for, and to prove it here are some stunning new ways of working mint into the home from leading brands such as Crown Paint and Furniture Village. 

Image credit: Crown Paint 

1. Paint it as a backdrop tone

 Whether you're planning a complete new interiors scheme, or just looking for an easy and quick way of refreshing tired walls, you can use mint green to great effect. Existing furniture, especially in neutral tones such as cream and grey, navy or brown, can all work with this colour. Wooden furniture pieces can look particularly nice! So, don't be daunted if you're working on a budget as your existing furniture will most probably look great against it.

We've hones in on a round-up of our favourite minty shades including: Revival, Elle Decoration and Crown Paints. Green Blue, Farrow and Ball. and Minty Green, Benjamin Moore


Image credit: The British Blanket Company

2. Switch up smaller items of furniture and home accessories for mint green options 

A simple way to add a splash of colour; switch out old cushions for new mint coloured ones. This also goes for other smaller furnishing accessories such as throws, footstools, ceramics and paintings. You can even consider adding a mint green floor lamp or pendant shade!

Try these cushions for starters: Aliona, £65, Habitat. Sienna Mint Cushion Cover, £7, Dunelm Mill. Slub Weave Cushion Cover, £3.99, H&M. 

Mint Green Throw, £78, The British Blanket Company. 


Image credit: California Shutters 

3. Window treatments 

YLast, but by no means least, consider your windows. You can add a dash of mint colour with a fresh set of curtains, a roller blind or alternatively a set of smart window shutters. You can source your own green curtain fabric from the likes of John Lewis  or Dunelm Mill, or shop from a range of ready made curtains from companies such as Next. Try California Shutters for a range of customisable window shutters. 


Shop mint green for the home...

Clockwise from top left:  Aliona, £65, Habitat Large Hanblown Vases, from £38, Not On The High Street.  Manteo Mint Green Footstool, £65.99, Beliani. Mini Hester Green Tripod Lamp, £12, Dunlem Mill. California Shutters. 


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