Mint Inspirations

Posted on November 8 2012, Bathroom Planning

Whilst peppermint is a love it or hate taste, mint is a balmy soft hue that always has a feeling of calm and adds light to a room.  Green is the colour of nature and the delicate pale green shades of Mint are often used throughout a house.  Mint was extremely popular in bathrooms during the Art Deco period teamed with the classic black border tiles at floor level and borders breaking up the room. 
Art Deco Bathroom from Tim Barber Ltd


Mint really comes into its own on painted walls or furniture, and is frequently used in kitchens and bathrooms.


Anthony Mullan kitchen

 

Don’t you just love this kitchen with a green work station with shelf that is made by Anthony Mullan Furniture from their Timeless Kitchen range.
 

Mint coloured tiles are often used in bathrooms as a soft colour which creates a luminous atmosphere adding light and space.

Mint Sensations from Soak in Style
Gessi Private Wellness ColourBisazza Sfumature Begonia and Zehnder towel warmer Regate in Green Quartz in the Soak in Style showroom; Bisazza Tosca; Trend Shading Jasmine and Valentino Harmony Verde

You can see in this collage the intensity and choice of colour you can achieve.
Mint Bliss with Soak in Style

Bisazza Green Mint; Bisazza Shading Blends, Bisazza Opera 25.06 (available 2013), Bisazza Green Wall and Burgbad Sinea.

Using mint with soft shades of cream, ivory or white create a light and airy room.  Mint and raspberry or any vivid shade or pink adds warmth and vibrancy as you can see in this picture from our showroom.


 

Taking inspiration from all things minty … 

Mint Bedroom from Thornton Designs, Mint + Pink by Marmalade Interiors,  Brooch from BettyOctopus, Smeg Fridge/Freezer, Mint Candy Apple by Essie, Mint + Pink Macaroons

A beautiful mint bedroom; mint walls with vivid pink chairs in a guest bedroom; a pink and mint felt brooch; a Smeg fridge/freezer from their Vintage 50’s style collection; luscious nail varnish from Essie and scrumptious macaroons that would melt in your mouth. 
… including current fashion trends, paint, tea and back to bathrooms!

Cocoon Coat,  Duravit Starck 2 + Axor Starck Organic, Twinings Double Mint Sensations,  Bisazza Giza Bianco,  Farrow + Ball Breakfast Green

Fresh from the Winter 2012 collection J Crews Cocoon coat in Dublin Green; Duravit Starck 2 basins with Axor Starck Organic mixers with Mint tiles; Axor Starck mixer with alternative Duravit Starck 2 basin complemented by shades of Mint wallpaper; Twinings new Double Mint Sensations tea; Bisazza Giza Bianco mosaics on display in the Soak showroom; a coat stand is enhanced by Farrow + Ball Breakfast Green on the wall.

So are you all minted out or are you inspired to add mint to your bathroom?

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