Guest Picks: 20 Hints of Mint for a Cool Summer Update
I have a bit of a passion for old fixtures like these porcelain pendants. They remind me of old barns and train stations and some sort of romance associated with those places. (I'm not sure how romance translates with barns exactly.) I can't imagine a prettier finish than this jadeite hue.
I am considering ways to cool things down a bit in my kitchen this summer. This shade of pale minty goodness reminds me of mint frosting. The color is "Minted" by Sherwin Williams, and is available in both interior and exterior options.
This midcentury modern art print in mint tones would bring a little pop of color to my walls. I'm thinking it belongs in a dining room area or maybe inside a pantry for some unexpected fun?
I keep eyeing my 10-year-old refrigerator and thinking about an upgrade. This retro-inspired appliance is very hard to resist, especially when it comes in such a luscious minty color.
I sigh contentedly every time I look at this industrial-sweet chair. This peppermint-colored Marais side chair needs to find its new home in my office.
I don't think I'd mind the early morning chirping of my children if I could roll over and look into the face of this minty beauty. (Well, as long as that early chirping doesn't begin before the actual birds, that is.)
I keep wanting to start a jadeite collection when I'm out perusing antique stores. These cake pedestals in cool green glass are actually very affordable and can be stacked for parties.
This sweet dotty rug would be a perfect hint of mint for the space in front of my kitchen sink, or the space beside my guest bed, or the powder room — or really any place my toes need a soft landing.
Sometimes it's the small things, like a quick update to an old soap dispenser, that make a room. I really like the color and shape of this green one from Crate & Barrel. Plus, it would pair perfectly with that dotty mint rug!
I am always on the lookout for inexpensive ways to update my home each season, and this shower curtain brings my love of the trendy chevron pattern together with my new passion for mint.
I love a summer update that incorporates a bit (OK, a lot) of fun into one tiny punch. This furry throw pillow from Anthropologie makes my heart flutter with its soft texture and pale green hue. It's perfect for a feminine touch amid some light summery bed linens.
I would love to update a thrifted cabinet with some minty "jewelry." These pretty knobs would be a perfect touch.
It's rare to find an item that is both functional and attractive, but this sleek metal cabinet with rolling casters definitely combines both of those traits. I could easily see this in other places besides an office space, too. In a bathroom, it could neatly store towels and toiletries, or it could be a funky bedside table with great storage.
I love the soothing mint and gray tones in this toss pillow. I think it would be perfection on a sea grass sofa on the patio.
I can't wait to hustle into Ikea and pick up a bunch of these light green stoneware dishes. They look high end, but the price is unbeatable. Thank you, Ikea.
All I can think about when I look at this serving pitcher in glassy green are mojitos and friends gathering together for laughter and sunset dining.
Not only do I love the darker mint color, but I also love the retro garbage can shape. I would put this to good use storing dog food in my laundry room because it hides unsightly items in a particularly stylish way.
There is just something about the pairing of a warm wood with cool mint that beckons me. This media console could easily be used as a buffet table as well.
One of my favorite summer activities during is hitting the beach with my kids and hunting for sea glass. The frothy colors in this ruffled shower curtain remind me of that. Plus, it's an instant summer update for a tired bathroom.
Mint is kind of sweet — it makes me think of things like mint-chip ice cream in cones — so the scallops on this canister seem fitting. It would be a cute way to store flour and sugar in the kitchen.
I have to get myself one of these. It kind of makes you want to do your chores, which, let's face it, aren't very inviting during the dog days of summer. That smiley face makes me want to smile too.
Every now and then, we all need a bit of encouragement and sunshine on a cloudy day. I could see myself tucking this cheery little book into a basket of ice cream fixin's for a new mom, a sick friend or a new neighbor.
I am madly in love with the antique-fruit-jar shapes of these juice glasses, but even better is that light green color of the glass. I could easily serve chilly limeade in these when the heat gets intense.Next: Kitchen of the Week: Tricolor Finishes Make for One Cool Kitchen