10 Timeless Decor Colors That Go With Mint Green

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Choosing the right color scheme for your interiors may be a time-consuming process and requires a lot of thought. There will be many choices that range from loud tones to soft and pastel ones, making the selection of one and determination of how to incorporate it into the rest of the color scheme a daunting task. In this article, we recommend using the mint color for interior design. Well, if you want to know the colors that best compliment the mint green walls, furniture and fabrics, then keep on reading.

But first;

Why Should You Use Mint Green?

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According to science, paint or decor color can affect your feelings and emotions. You always want to choose a decor color that adds character and changes the atmosphere of a room for the better. So, this requires you to understand the meaning of the color you want, including the emotions it evokes.

Mint green is a subtle color in the green family and one you can use in your interiors to create a calming effect. The cool mint green color brings back the feel of the 1950s- the mid-century era that relied heavily on pastel colors such as mint green, pale or light bluepale pink, and bold and pale yellows. As the saying goes, "everything old is new again," so it is time to retry mint green.

But before getting your mint green paint or decor, you should understand the kind of environment you will create. As mentioned above, mint green is a pastel shade in the green family. It is warmer than sage green and more subtle compared to teal. As a result, this shade is more transparent, creating a calming and cooling atmosphere.

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Mint green is a fresh and calming color, and therefore, it can be used to create an interior design concept that is modern and timeless. To make your rooms look more comfortable and calming, you can try painting them mint green. It is perfect for the areas where you sit or rest or for learning and working environments where you would like to work best.

The only disadvantage of mint green is that since it is a pastel color, it is translucent and can be easily matched with other colors. It can be utilized as the primary color of the theme or as an accent color to bring in a burst of colors in the interiors. Are you ready to reap this color’s advantages in your home interiors? Now, let us explain how to use it in your spaces and get the calming, refreshing, and classic benefits.

1. Mint Green With Blush Pink

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When you think of creating a calming atmosphere, there couldn't be a better color to pair with mint green. Blush pink is also a low-saturation color, one of the types of colors to use with mint green. The mint green- blush pink combo creates a delectable palette that creates a very calm atmosphere. The look is ideal for many places, but it works best in living rooms, bedrooms, and lounging areas.

But, while the combination harvests all the good qualities of mint green, you risk creating a dull or sickly atmosphere. These two colors are widely used in hospitals, further showing how much calming effect they have. But in your home, you will need to pepper the combo with darker or bolder shades of color.

Like in the image above, incorporate decor items of bold black and darker brown shades. It will also be best to accentuate the look with natural wood and greenery to give the color combination a refreshing and alive look.

2. Mint Green With Red

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Mint green is a great color that creates a feeling of calm while still needing to be paired to achieve an intense hue. Thus, we suggest to use mint green together with red. Red will help to mix things up and will bring some fun and color into what might otherwise be a rather gloomy or sad space. This look works well when used with mint green walls because it allows for the incorporation of colorful furniture and other accessories to create this look.

From the image above, use pastel and fresh colors by painting your walls mint green and then complement the look with red pieces of furniture to make the look come alive. To recap, red is the key element in the design, whereas mint green offsets red in terms of visual weight. When going for this look, it will be best to have your furniture and accessories in neutral colors and include house plants.

3. Mint Green With Green

There are many shades of green that you can combine with mint green. Unlike emerald and lime green, which tend to be opaque, mint green is relatively clearer. Therefore, mint green can be your interior decor color and then complement it with stronger shades of green accessories.

As illustrated in our example, mint green is not very difficult to combine with other brighter greens, such as emerald green. The picture depicts a bedroom with a mint green wall color but has emerald green colored bedsheets. The fusion results in a beautiful, classy, and striking layout that is not abrasive on the eyes. If you are aiming for such a look, make sure to incorporate a neutral area rug or, as has been done above, a carpet with its own set of colors.

Decor items like flower vases, wall hangings, and even neutral-colored lampshades or sconces will take the eye off the green. You can also add natural wood, especially for the bedside table. If you want to paint it, you can opt for a neutral or bold color like the navy blue color above.

4. Mint Green With Black

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Do you want to achieve a retro look with mint green? Then black is the color to use for an accent color. While mint green is the calming, refreshing, and subdued color, black is the authoritative partner that creates an attractive, bold exuberance. Like mint green, black also has its calming effect, but it often needs a brighter shade to bring out its beauty, and that is when you can enjoy creating a unique space with mint green.

This color combination works perfectly if you want a retro-inspired, almost industrial kitchen. You want to use the colors equally, preferably going for black walls and tiles and brightening the look with mint green cabinets. The energetic combination allows you to use classy knobs and faucets, and white or cream counters will invite more light into the room. Lighting is vital in a kitchen, so only go for this look if you can guarantee ample natural light through the windows and door.

5. Mint Green and White

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Here is your color combo if you want to create a very bright, airy, and easy-to-decorate interior space. It is ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, and more. When paired with white, mint green becomes the bolder accent color that dictates how you can decorate the room. Luckily, the combo does not limit the types of colors you can use for decor pieces.

You can be inspired by the image above of a bathroom with white cabinets and a floral mint green wallpaper. The combination creates a clean, playful, almost-vintage look that inspires clarity. With mint green as more of an accent color, you can use other decor items like sconces and mirrors on an excellent background to bring out their beauty. The gold mirror frames also marry well with the chrome faucets, and the white cabinets are best for lighting.

6. Mint Green With Bright Orange

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Just like red, orange brings out the vibrant side of mint green. This combination is great for a playroom or a living room whose theme is orange. You will need to give more attention to the orange theme for better interior design color balance so that you can use mint green as the accent or decorative color.

The example above shows the look is easy to pull off. The orange color spreads across the room from the walls, curtains, and couch, and only a pop of mint green is needed on the wooden furniture to create an unbelievably balanced atmosphere. However, since orange is a high-saturation color, you will need to guarantee enough natural lighting to keep the room airy and easy on the eyes.

7. Mint Green With Brown

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Mint green is the color that reminds you of nature and freshness, while brown reminds you of nature and longevity. Combined, these colors create a fresh yet timeless look that looks almost retro. You can use them in many rooms, but the kitchen is where they look best.

For this kitchen, you will want to use a mont green theme, then introduce light brown or chocolate brown on the counters. It is a look that will need lots of white or cream to improve the airiness and lighting. When you figure out where to use the neutral third color, you can go all out on decorative sconces, vases, faucets, and knobs.

8. Mint Green With Turquoise

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Turquoise and mint green are very close colors; the former is the transparent shade of blue, while the latter is the transparent shade of green. That makes them ideal partners for a playful room where you can use the light shades in equal amounts to balance the scales. The color combination is suitable for many rooms but shines the most in a child's bedroom.

You can achieve the best look by painting the walls mint green and then using pops of turquoise on the bedding or upholstery. The pair makes a bright and airy room, so you may need to add items, such as wall hangings, light fixtures, and wooden furniture with bolder colors.

9. Mint Green With Navy Blue

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Do you want to create a relaxed, elegant, timeless look with mint green? You can pair it with navy blue, one of the world's most eccentric and authoritative colors. Navy blue is easy on the eyes and has calming benefits, but it is most loved because it allows one to communicate elegance and style without too much hassle.

You can pair mint green with navy blue in the living room, where you can paint the walls mint green and throw in a navy blue couch. The combination allows you to use other colors and tones to accentuate the look. For instance, you can use wooden furniture to introduce nature or throw in brightly-colored decor items like throw pillows or blankets to accentuate the couch.

10. Mint Green With Forest Green

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Here is one combination for you if you want to use only green in your design. The combo allows you to create a monochromatic look using different shades of green to attain the desired atmosphere. You can use these cool tones in all your rooms, but let's show you how to use mint green and forest green walls in your bedroom.

With forest green as the darkest shade in your possession, it might be best to paint it on the wall to create the best accent from which you decorate the room. When the wall is ready, you have many chances to add your mint green color palette, and we advise using it on the bedding, sconces, or curtains. The image above shows how you can use the lightest shade of mint green color for the sconces while the bedding has watered-down pistachio and sage green colors.


Mint green is named after the mint herb, and therefore, it is a perfect color to make people feel relaxed and welcome. The color can be useful in many ways in interior design in different rooms such as the living room, kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. As for assistance in how to use it, perhaps the combinations listed above will help you understand how to combine mint green with other colors that you prefer.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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