Help me out, Gentle Readers, will you?
Mint green is not my favorite color. Refinery 29 makes a pretty great case for it for summer-into-fall fashion…
…and no 1950s GE kitchen would be complete without it. But beyond that, decorating with mint green is tricky. I even tried to save one of you from seafoam green roller shades earlier this year, remember?
So why are mint green bathrooms such a hot trend?*
Light green bathrooms make you look like death warmed over. Ask me how I know this, Gentle Readers. That’s right: my life lessons are your lifesavers.
I’ve practically built a business on this advice, “Do not, under any circumstances, paint your bathroom light green!”
I dare you to look into the mirror of a light green bathroom and not think, “cadaver.” (Maybe that’s why the mirror in the first bathroom is so tiny?)
I’ve long recommended light blues for bathrooms: they freshen up dingy white tile, and they’re almost universally flattering. Benjamin Moore’s 2136-70 Whispering Spring (right) is a longtime favorite.
If the bathroom has really white tile, a creamy yellow is beautiful. Benjamin Moore’s HC-6 Windham Cream is ideal.
Super light pink can be a great bathroom color. DARK colors can be great bathroom colors.
But mint green? Help me out, Gentle Readers! Prove me wrong! Please send me some pictures of mint green bathrooms that put a smile on your face and a song in your heart – as you gaze into the mirror.
Maybe I can be persuaded.
Quoted in publications from The New York Times to The Washington Post to Real Simple magazine, Annie Elliott is considered an expert in color, residential space planning, and telling people what to do in the nicest way possible.