Trending: Mint in the Kitchen
Last Updated May 23, 2012 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald
Have you been thinking about incorporating a pop of colour into your kitchen? You have literally hundreds of colours and shades to choose from but one of the most popular right now is mint green. Mint is a beautiful, soft yet trendy colour that suits all kitchen designs and you can use as much or as little as you want! Here are our tips for using mint green in the kitchen. If you want more ideas, have a chat with your local kitchen designer.
Use Coloured Appliances
If you’re hesitant about making mint green a permanent part of your kitchen, you can incorporate it through the use of coloured appliances. Coloured appliances are making a huge comeback and you can use as many or as few as you like! Kettles, toasters, and other small appliances are available in mint green. The popular Kitchen Aid mixer also comes in the colour, as well as a range of others. If you’re feeling brave, you can even get a gorgeous retro styled fridge in mint green, thanks to Smeg’s new range of fridges.
Go for a Splashback
Splashbacks are a necessity in the kitchen and they’re also an area where you can have some fun design wise. They are the perfect place to incorporate mint green either in splashes of colour or as a solid block. Use coloured glass to make a statement. Tiles are a great budget option and you can choose between large or small format tiles depending on the look you are trying to achieve.
Another way that you can incorporate mint green in your kitchen is simply through a splash of paint! You can use mint green as a feature wall or even use it on all of your kitchen walls if you think that would work better. Don’t want to paint the walls? Paint some open shelves and hang those up or even paint a few cupboard doors. You really can paint as little or as much as you like and the good news is that you can just paint over it again in the future if you ever grow tired of the green.
Crockery and Accessories
One of the easiest ways to incorporate a splash or two of mint green is by using gorgeously coloured crockery and accessories. A new plate set is perfect when displayed on open shelves and you can pair this with coloured glassware, serving bowls and the like. Add some tea towels, quirky curtains and even some artwork and you’ll be bang on trend!