Add a pop of fresh color to your home with decorating ideas for this popular green hue.

August 08, 2017

Mint green is lively and fresh. It can be used in many rooms and with many different styles of decor—from modern to traditional. It can create a soothing atmosphere or deliver a punch of bright color. Here are our tips on how to put shades of this cheerful hue to work in your home.

Mint Walls

Ready for a color change? Pale mint greens that lean more toward gray and blue work well on walls. In this country-style dining room, the blue-mint walls are paired with white furniture for an airy feel.

We're crushing on this allover mint green kitchen! The green dominates the cabinetry and beaded-board backsplash, but modern elements like stainless-steel appliances, a unique light fixture, and black hardware prevent it from becoming too precious.

Cooler shades of mint look great on large furniture as well, since they're not as punchy and overwhelming. Here, a kitchen island outfitted with mint beadboard provides contrast to surrounding all-white finishes. The mint green is echoed in a subway tile backsplash and vintage stool.

Accessorizing with Mint

If you're looking to add mint accents to your home, try shades with a hint of yellow or deeply saturated hues. Choose a piece or two of painted furniture, such as the adorable chairs in this dining set or a painted nightstand or dresser. For an easy way to add color without breaking the bank, try inexpensive decorative pillows or photo frames.

Bring mint green outdoors on shutters or a splashy front door. Here, accent pillows and greenery complement the soft shade, which stands out against a brick exterior.


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