One of the most beautiful and enduring pastel combinations is mint with neutrals, specifically beige, taupe, ivory and white. The look is soft, fresh and bright and I'm particularly partial to it because it's both uplifting and serene at the same time, and who wouldn't want to live with that? It's not exactly the most kid or pet-friendly colour scheme as it keeps no secrets, and to look its best your decor needs to be in pristine condition at all times, but it's well worth the effort to maintain it. (And 'what you see is what you get' is the best approach when it comes to what you sit on, isn't it?!)
Mints and neutrals not only look gorgeous in the home, they're a classic combination when it comes to fashion as well. Coloured leather jackets can be a risky investment if you were to go with something like red (just ask anyone who bought a 'Beat It' jacket) or another bright, conspicuous colour. However, you can always find a match in your wardrobe for soft neutrals, and a refined cut such as these streamlined and fitted leather jackets by Pinko (below) will allow you to wear them through the seasons.
If you're looking to create a romantic look, washed-out mint and taupe is the most effective way to go dreamy, as illustrated in this Elisa Cavaletti devore embroidered blouse (above, left). There's a reason we see this combination consistently pop up each season regardlesss of what's happening in fashion; it's simply lovely and feminine.
One important thing to keep in mind when putting mint and neutrals together, especially when choosing paint colours, rugs and fabrics, is the underlying tone of each specific shade you're considering and how they will work together. For example, beige might have an undertone of pink, tan or gold, whereas white might be slightly yellow, bluish, or peachy. You want to achieve the cleanest, most complementary look possible, so stay away from ruddiness in your neutrals and look for cool tones to match your mint (which comes in all kinds of shades as well). And finally, always test them before committing to anything - it can be time consuming but the results will reflect your efforts and give you that 'happy room' you've always wanted.
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