Move over millennial pink, it's all about millennial mint

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.

 

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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.

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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

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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

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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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