Create a cool, calm living space with mint-hued decor and home accents.
Wide, horizontal stripes in light colors help visually expand a 37-square-foot guest bedroom in a San Francisco, California, home by designer Angela Free.
Chinoiserie wallpaper, ornate mirrors and marble create an unusually glamorous bathroom for two young girls. "That wallpaper is so pretty, and that mint green background makes it fresh and young," says designer Elizabeth Stamos. "This is a room the girls will still love when they're stylish young women. It's timeless, and it looks like it belongs in this beautiful Victorian house in Evanston, Illinois."
In the elegantly informal Alabama home of designers Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman, a zingy shade of mint draws the eye to the fantastic millwork throughout the home. "It was a very intentional choice that is funky but also relates to the lush, green landscape outside," Brockschmidt says.
That same shade of intense mint (Farrow & Ball's Arsenic) is carried through to the cottage's study, which was designed to look like a garden shed.
In a Wisconsin lake house by Summer Thornton, a cheery shade of green suits a space for the homeowner's grandchildren.
A new kitchen in a Mount Kisco, New York home by Young Huh gets a vintage feel with the help of mint green cabinets and an antique table.
In Ursula Brooks' 1928 California cottage (designed by Kathryn M. Ireland), the pretty mint green color chosen for the cabinetry perfectly suited the unique home. "I didn't want the white house. Everyone was doing white, and it can be incredibly stylish. But this house is funky. It's not perfect, so color seemed the right thing to do," she says.
Cool green walls (in Vreeland Mint by Fine Paints of Europe) give a light feel to a traditional New York apartment by Todd Klein. "If you think of a house as having seasons, the living room is spring," he says.
In his Locust Valley, New York, home, designer Jeffrey Bilhuber contrasts mint green cabinets with a distinctive darker green hue on the floor for a look that complements the historic feel of the home without going in a retro direction.
To bring a feeling of nature into a New York living room, designer Fawn Galli used a custom minty green: "I don't think a color should be too saturated or strong on a wall." Pal + Smith chairs in a cheetah print—Safari by Manuel Canovas—with a Paley sofa from Profiles, a Fiona Curran Palette carpet for the Rug Company, and a painting by Anne Siems give the room "a sense of storybook fantasy."
Designed to feel like an enclosed porch, this vintage-feeling bathroom designed by architect Bill Ingram in Lake Martin, Alabama, is in Benjamin Moore's Weekend Getaway. "It's very calming to walk into a room that's been dipped in one color," Ingram says.
Seafoam green — Casamance fabric through Ernest Gaspard — is the accent color in a guest bedroom. Lee Industries chairs. Mirrors from South of Market.