Sunday, 23 November 2014

Freshly minted

Pantone may have named Radiant Orchid the 2014 Colour of the Year, but here at The Apartment, we feel another hue deserves a special mention: mint. Refreshing and contemporary, this pastel shade is like the trendy younger sibling of  duck-egg blue, the cooler cousin of jade green, and the best friend of blush pink. And nowhere does it work its magic more than in interiors. Watch and learn...


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Let's start small. Like the herb of its namesake, mint is best used like a garnish, sprinkled over interiors. An accent chair or set of barstools adds just the right amount of colour, and makes serious impact alongside natural timber textures and shots of copper or gold.


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Of course if you can't get enough of this good-enough-to-eat hue, you could take the leap with
a subtle spearmint feature wall. A word of advice: floor-to-ceiling colour should be paired with monochrome furnishings, rather than more pastel shades (otherwise your room may end up looking like a rainbow ice-cream, which come to think of it, isn't necessarily a bad thing...)

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Ice blue has owned the category of "stylish kitchen accessory" for some time, but we're
sensing its reign may be coming to an end. Mint is an elegant and of-the-moment addition to
any kitchen, 
whether in the form of display-worthy crockery, a painted cabinet, retro fridge,
or covetable Kitchen Aid mixer.

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