16th Apr 2019
Put down the pale pink flamingo wallpaper and the sweet-hued cushion. We’re all guilty of it. Whether it’s cooing over the pink Gubi Beetle dining chairs or seriously considering a dyed-pink sheepskin rug. Alas, the moment has passed. The first official trend of the millennial generation has been laid to rest. In a velvet-lined, dusty pink coffin with grey accents, obviously. But fear not, the summery sorbets have not been entirely mass-consumed and therefore still have some life to them. Get a scoop of some millennial mint instead.
The colour first hit shelves a few years back without really taking off, partly because strawberry had a chokehold on ice-cream colour market. Cool and clean, mint green draws out our desires for a day by the sea, a lazy morning cosied beneath the duvet, and a relaxed afternoon sitting in a pool of sunshine with a book. Working perfectly with a clean aesthetic of whites and soft textures, it also brings a freshness to mustard and aubergine palettes.
We’re actually quite fond of this mood so rather than going overboard (hint: painting everything including your skirting boards in this colour qualifies as overboard) we’re introducing it bit by bit, through furniture and décor.
Perfect for indoor or outdoor, this side table is a simple way to add colour without overwhelming a space.
Kryddpeppar Plant Stand, €25, Ikea
Not quite ready to abandon the pink? Just add a spot of the up-and-coming colour, a nonchalant nod to the trend.
Message Board A2, €110, Finnish Design Shop
Not one to follow trends, but can’t help falling in love with the colour? This cream white towel with mint green stripes is a subtle, and private, way to bring this colour into your home.
Amina Towels, €48.61, The Citizenry
Stay on time, and on trend, with this design from Heal’s.
Mr Clarke Wall Clock, €75.24, Heal’s
Worried mint green just won’t work with your current décor? Choosing a tray that can come in and out of storage is a great way to add variation to a room or an event when it suits.
Ocean Tray large, €45.15, Bolia
For those of us who are daring, a piece of accent furniture in the trending colour would be the way to go.
Manna Sophia Armchair Green Duck Egg Polished Brass, €2862.75, Houseology
Looking for a unique, out-of-the-way spot to incorporate the new colour into your home? Switch out your pendant lights for a stylish update.
Muuto MHY Pendant Lamp, €191, Houseology
And finally, we can’t neglect the kitchen. Add a touch of mint green to this space with a set of glass drinkware.
Double-wall Borosilicate Glass Set, from €9.99, Zara Home
Featured image: Nimbus 4 Seater sofa in mint chunky cord, €1999, DFS (available from May)
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