Color Crush: Coral + Mint

 

By Sunshine Menefee
Staff Writer

My favorite color right now is actually a pair. The soft pastel combo of coral and mint is simply refreshing. It mixes a cool, sweet, barely there green with a deeper, warm pink that has a touch of orange.  The result is calming and joyous at the same time. Give these rooms a look and see what you think.

Frame your artwork

This coral packs a punch when several pieces don the shade. Mixed frames are united in a vignette that reads as one piece. The soft green buffet serves as a neutral color.

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Glassless frames surround shells to create a mural.

 

Spruce up your desk

Dip your toes into the color pool by painting a utilitarian piece in a bold shade. This desk brings a little happiness to an otherwise modest wall.

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A writing desk gets ramped up in coral.

 

Add soft touches in the kitchen

A kitchen has boundless opportunities for color. This kitchen uses open shelves to display a delicate collection of deliciously colored glassware.

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Accessories bring color to a white kitchen.

 

Go bold in the bedroom

Deep coral bedding is a bright wake-up call in this airy bedroom. The green accent pillow showcases the coral’s intensity.

Bright coral bedding livens up peach walls.

Bright coral bedding livens up peach walls.

 

Pair it with neutrals

Keep the large items of  room neutral and bring in pops of coral and mint green for an eye-catching  statement.

Use coral and mint green accents against a neutral background.

Use coral and mint green accents against a neutral background.

 

Romance in the bedroom

Pair coral and mint for a funky feeling. This nostalgic bedroom has a classic air by coupling furniture with retro lines and newer prints.

This eclectic bedroom uses coral as an accent.

This eclectic bedroom uses coral as an accent.

 

Fresh mint in the kitchen

Mint doesn’t have to stay off of permanent pieces. Seal the deal and commit to your love of this calming color by using it on kitchen cabinets. Keep the detailing simple to boast a modern vibe.

Mint green cabinets are a creative twist on traditional.

Mint green cabinets are a creative twist on traditional.

 

Minty fresh bathroom

Mint green is great color in a bathroom to make the space feel more open. This coral frame really steps things up a notch and adds an elegant touch. Be careful when positioning mirrors. Green is not a great color to have behind you when applying makeup.

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Mint green walls go well in a bathroom.

 

Go bold in the kitchen

Mint green may be a classic kitchen color, but the warm coral backsplash brings this space up to date.

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Mint green is a classic color for kitchen cabinets.

 

Keep it classic

Modern mint green tiles in the bathroom pair well with coral accents and walls. Gold fixtures and dark wood tones gives a regal finish.

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Mint tile is punctuated with coral and gold accents.

 

Sweet musings in a nursery

Pastels are perfect to soothe and quiet children. Mint and coral pair nicely to create a sweet nursery.

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Mint and coral create a soothing nursery.

 

Play with coral in a kids room

Use deeper versions of coral and mint for an older kid’s room that says “Fun!” Here, mint green is the backdrop for funky colors.

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Deeper colors are called for in older children’s rooms.

 

Keep it old school

The Art Deco movement brought vibrant colors to life inside and out. Accentuate this one-of-a-kind style with a modern classic color combo.

 

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Art Deco is synonymous with bright colors.

 

Add some artwork

Artwork is perfect spot to bring in accent colors for your home. Try a coral and mint piece to start your next design inspiration.

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Floral artwork is displayed in coral and mint.

Celebrate the beach life

Even exteriors can work this sweet color combo. They are best used to grace homes near the shoreline, but if done right, can feel right at home on a funky older home.

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Seaside, Florida in known for it’s vibrant colored homes.

Play it safe

Trade out your usual living room accents and toss on a few throw pillows, change out a lamp, and viola! Instant color upgrade that isn’t overwhelming.

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Gray acts as a neutral.

Starter colors

With all the millions of paint color out there, how do you pick the right one? Here are a few colors to help you get started in your new coral and mint adventure.

Conch Shell

A muted shade of coral with less orange. It’s a soft, dusty pink.

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Benjamin Moore, Conch Shell 052

Dusk Pink

A little more bold is this dusk pink, which reminds me of the colors in a sunset. Perfect for someone who craves a more complicated color with undertones of yellow.

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Benjamin Moore, Dusk Pink 2013-40

Coral Reef

This unabashedly bold coral makes a great accent color with it’s clearly pink undertones. It flatters a variety of surfaces.

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Sherwin Williams, Coral Reef SW6606

Air .05

A barely there mint gives just a slight hint of green. It adds just a small amount of this happy color.

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Color House, Air 05

Soft Mint

Reminiscent of mint ice cream, this green is wonderful or larger surfaces. It has a bit of blue which makes it a versatile shade.

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Benjamin Moore, Soft Mint 2041-60

Potted Plant

This darker shade is more earthy and has more drama. A great shade for painting a whole room.

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Dunn Edwards, Potted Plant DE5626

 

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