The Cheery Color that Makes Kitchens Feel Fresh

Earlier this year, we predicted what would be trendy in the kitchen for 2017, from rich, muted hues, warmer finishes, New Bohemian style and more. We’re now more than halfway through this year, and I find myself looking back at 2017’s designs. I’ve seen many of the trends predicted above come true, but I’ve also noticed a color trend emerge for the kitchen that I didn’t expect: mint green!

Mint green — a barely there, optimistic, soothing hue — works well in the kitchen because it’s a color reminiscent of a sweet confection. Here are some different ways in which I’ve seen mint green used in the kitchen recently.

I love seeing how the two kitchens above handled a black and white checker floor in their kitchen mixed with mint. Hayley Francis pairs white and mint for a fresh, energetic kitchen. Rebecca and Jared Raskind chose to mix mint with a dramatic black paint, creating a high-contrast kitchen. What they both have in common is they used a mint color on the cabinetry and woodwork of each room. This is unexpected and bold, and certainly makes quite a visual statement.

Of course, painting the walls of your kitchen a mint green color is a perfectly fine choice. In Kelly Stewart’s tiny apartment, mint defines one end of her small kitchen, turning it into a fresh and cozy dining nook.

The very light mint green color in Louise’s home complements the country style of the kitchen’s elements quite nicely.

A mint green fridge in the kitchen is a way to add in a hint of mint without having to paint your walls or cabinets. Even when it’s the only element in the space that sports the color, the large size of the appliance means the mint makes a big visual impact. Tracey Tilley’s kitchen above has a mint green SMEG fridge that adds charm to a mostly white space.

A mint green SMEG fridge shows up in this London home, complementing the wood cabinets and the patterned tile floors.

And Diana Marsh has a mint green refrigerator from Big Chill in her kitchen. Though there’s not really much mint green in the rest of her kitchen, she wisely uses mint accents throughout her home.

Would you or have you used the color mint in your kitchen?

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