Monday, August 8, 2011

Mint or Seafoam? What do you call it?

There is a color that seems to have reinvented itself from the late 80’s. Back then it was called sea foam green.

Remember peach and sea foam green of the late 80’s?

I was never a big fan, but I knew plenty of people that jumped on that Trend Train only to jump off after a short time.

Oh My Goodness! Seriously?!!

I think the picture says it all, don’t you?

All we have to do is change it up a bit, give it a new name, and it will become the new kid on the block. It now has a new name, MINT!!!
It has been darkened a bit, and now paired with a different partner.
This is what I have been noticing lately…….

Here you see a newer version with a pop of, not peach, but orange.

For those of you who have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I am not a big fan of orange. However, I am a fan of black and I have been seeing mint (as it is called now) paired beautifully with black……

I think it is the touch of black with the mint that seems to make it more current.

This lovely home is much more sophisticated in its appearance because of the addition of black.

Personally, I like the way the black seems to ground this color we now call mint.

It can look quite cool and relaxing when mixed with creams or whites.

Isn’t it amazing that when a color from our past comes back with new life it becomes more palatable?
I also think the more we see it in the marketplace, and in magazines or blogs, we gain a new appreciation for it.

This room shows mint mixed with turquoise and other greens. Very interesting. Let me show you mint paired with other colors……

A pop of turquoise and bright pink makes this a very cheerful and fun nursery.

I would have never thought of this combination, and yet, I find it quite appealing and sophisticated.

Are you ready for a  bit of preppy combination's. Nothing like pink and green!

I would not have thought of using this combination except for Christmas and yet it is fresh and crisp!!

A little dash of hot pink, bordering on almost red, with mint.

I adore this look and I would totally wear this minus the skinny jeans. In fact I use to have that jacket, but mine had the dynasty shoulder pads, remember those, Oh my!!

I am loving this combination. Navy with mint and that pop of cobalt as a back drop is wonderful!!

So there you have it!!! MINT! What do you think? Do you see yourself using the color in the future? It appears to be the new kid on the block. It has been showing up throughout blog land and magazines for awhile now.
I personally will not be jumping on this color phase, but it will be interesting to see how well it evolves in the design world. What is your opinion?

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Looking at an old color in a new light!!