The days are getting longer and, here in the Southeast, the early signs of spring have sprung. Granted, it’s a premature spring and the brave early blooms are likely to be hit by an inevitable cold snap. Which leaves us in a seasonal no-mans-land that has inspired our choice of a color that’s still wintry yet holds the happy promise of approaching spring. This color is fresh, playful and will add a cheery pop to any room. Wanna know what it is?
“I see mint as a transitional shade. At first glance, it’s cool, but its softness hints at balmier days ahead. If you want to go retro, pair mint with black or candy apple red. If you’re feeling romantic, group it with other pastels — it plays well with pink. And for a totally current take, team it up with neutrals. Like a refreshing sorbet, it’s the perfect palate cleanser between winter and spring.” —Briana Mowrey, Senior Online Editor
“Both frosty and fresh, mint is the perfect mix for this in-between-spring-and-winter month. This sweet hue evokes the romance of yesteryear, when people gathered around their mint-hued refrigerators and baked cakes and wore frocks covered with tiny flowers in soft coral hues. At least, that’s how I see it.” —Liz Gray, Senior Online Editor
“Often associated with retro looks, mint can work equally well with any design style. The delicate, feminine color adds a refreshing look to a room, or can liven up a space when mixed with bold hues and metallics. However you decide to incorporate it in your house, this color will instantly cheer you up.” —Farima Alavi, Assistant Editor
“What I love about this hue is its classic hint of romanticism – it’s soft and feminine, ideal for this month’s special day, without being over the top.” – Kayla Kitts, Assistant Editor
“Want to revive your home’s decor? Mint is the refreshing accent to all the trending colors for spring and summer.” – Nina Iorg, Shopping Editor
Now we want to hear from you. Tell us in the comments below, are you ready to spring for mint?