Colour-Coded Inspiration: Mint & Coral
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Wow, we haven’t done a Colour-Coded Inspiration in ages – about high time!
The following beautiful colour combo has been trending for almost two years now, and we have been dying to use it in a colour-coded post. Unfortunately, the South African retail market is rather sluggish in introducing these amazing colours into our local décor and homeware stores. Even today I struggled to find local product in these colourways (seriously retail people wakey-wakey)! So, in order share this delicious combo with you I sourced all the products from Etsy!
Mint is a soft pale green with a tiny touch of blue – in other words it is not a lemony green. I have seen quite a few misinterpretations of the true colour of Mint. Just for the record – Mint should always be more green than blue, Mint is not a light Aqua. If you are ever in doubt go to the shops and buy yourself a tub of mint chocolate chip ice cream – now that is the right colour!
Coral is a pinkish-orange colour, however you get a variety of different shades of coral. For example, where Coral is a more orange than pink, Coral Pink is more pink than orange. There is also Light Coral (think deep peach or salmon) and Coral Red which is a bright red-orange.
Mint is fresh and cool, Coral is warm and lively – this is what makes this colour pairing so perfect. It reminds me of a cool spring day!
Featured Image via COCOCOZY. From top right: Origami Pendant Light – nellianna | Coral Crocheted Lampshade – MadeByMo | Burst Bowl – upintheairsomewhere | Retro Chair – Kitschdecors | Coral Pillow Set – ElemenOPillows | Mint Ferris Wheel Cushion – CarolineKollektart | Porcelain Cups – villarrealceramics | Mint Ampersand – ThePineNuts | Coral Wall Clock – DesignAtelierArticle
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Posted on February 7, 2013, in Colour Combos, Colour Inspiration, Decor, Design, Etsy, Furniture, Green, Interior Design, Orange, Pink, Suppliers, Trends, Trends 2011, Trends 2012 and tagged Color, Colour Inspiration, Coral, Decor, Decor Ideas, Decorating, Design, Interior Design, Mint, South Africa. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.