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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. Hmm interesting colour, it can definitely work in the right context. As a painter in Toronto, I am usually on the lookout for interesting colour idea to pass on to customers. Thanks for the great post!

  2. JENNA says:

    neato :]

  3. Sorry. Can't like this one….

  4. Barbara says:

    This is better than last month's color; Like it with the magenta contrast in the chairs.

  5. Sandra says:

    Not a fan of mint green… evokes old days of hospital walls and gloomy old days. I much prefer the more refreshing earthier version of a green with a yellow tone more towards the pistachio direction. Or the soft blue grey cast…. more towards the warm and cozy feel of a robins egg.

  6. Coopster says:

    I am not a mint green fan. Too much like the old hospital color

  7. Tina says:

    Mint green – only good on old cars and taffy. Don't care for it in home decor settings. I vote no way.
    Maybe a light orange or yellow or even baby blue.

  8. mCr says:

    Sorry, mint green paint, no. Mint ice cream, yes.

  9. Kristine says:

    So, so, so glad you named mint green the color of the month! I recently put that color in both bedrooms of my rental home. I disliked it so much I was willing to give up my time, and more expense, to repaint it. When my business partner told me no, I gave in to him and left it be. Now that I have been showing the home, the compliments I have received have caused me to really like it! Mint green has grown on me and I appreciate the color suggestions to compliment it.

  10. christina says:

    Some are leaning more to sage than MINT green..all designers should be able to work with any color!

H. Camille SmithCamille is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee. As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, she has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors...


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