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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?

Mint Green!

february color of the month mint green1. Lonny kitchen and dining room    2. Laduree macarons

“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

 february color of the month mint green1. Beg Bicycles   2. Osborne & Little Wilde Chrysanthemum wallpaper

“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

 february color of the month mint green 1. bedroom by Phoebe Howard   2. tablescape by Phoebe Howard

“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

february color of the month mint greenMarmalade Interiors

“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 

february color of the month mint green1. Wisteria Mother-of-Pearl chest    2. design seeds

“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?
 

41 Responses

  1. Kris says:

    I like mint green accessories for a retro touch. I found some great vintage mint green items on etsy and put together an HGTV-inspired treasury of some of my favorites. Found here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTUzNzk0MDB8MjEwMjY3

  2. Mike says:

    I like the color, but I would want to create a new graphic or find a different image to create a custom wallpaper which would fit my style.

  3. Judy says:

    I like mint green, may use it in my daughters room when we get ready to repaint. That is if she does not over rule us with pink or purple. :)

  4. Cheri says:

    Love, love, love it, especially with a bright Orange accent wall behind it at my house!

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  7. Lisa says:

    If you love green and love spring, you will love the hammocks and hammock chairs I found at Beachside Hammocks. I bought a green hammock chair a month ago for my father in law and I can't get him out of it. Today I finally bought one for myself…sorry guys, it's not green, but mocha to go with my patio furniture. These are so well made and feel like they will last forever because they are made of soft spun polyester instead of the flimsy cotton ones. Go check them out at http://www.beachsidehammocks.com. I swear you will really like these and if something green is what you are looking for, the green hammock chair is a really pretty, deep and rich color.

  8. PEJ4 says:

    Mint green is known to be one of the colors that calms people's nerves. Any color that can do that, I am a fan! We have one bedroom in our home that has a beautiful minty green carpet. We call it the "Green Room" (for lack of a better name) and it is the most relaxing room to be in. However, I have had a terrible time finding the right wall color. I have painted the room over 8 different times and have never gotten the right shade of green. Green is a hard color to work with because depending on the lighting in the room, green can take on so many shades. I welcome anyone who can give me ideas on how to match carpet. Hirshfields can not do a color match with carpet. Does any other company do carpet color matching?

  9. room idea says:

    I like colours. But these pics are not that tasty

  10. Marian says:

    Hopefully I can come back and use more of your information, thanks for posting.

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