Last Updated on December 6, 2022
There are many shades of mint green paint, let alone different types, so finding the best one can be a big task.
Mint green is very on-trend right now. When I think of mint green, I think of Bridgerton-esque drawing rooms and Fortnum and Mason packaging; it’s a refreshing colour with versatility.
According to colour experts, mint green enhances creativity – use this in your workspace or studio to trigger inspiration and you’ll be creating masterpieces in no time. Da Vinci who!?
Mint green works best when it’s painted on walls that get a lot of light. I wouldn’t use this in a basement flat, for instance, as it will feel chilly rather than calming.
Although it’s a vibrant and cool shade of green, due to its blue undertones, using a paler shade of mint in your bedroom will create a calming space to sleep at night.
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What colours go well with mint green?
Mint is versatile and can be a great partner to so many different colours:
Black and mint = bold and masculine
Pink and mint = spring-like and cutesy
Grey or blue and mint = peaceful and refreshing
Peach or yellow = playful and daring
Can I paint woodwork in mint green?
Yes, mint green is a fabulous colour for woodwork; it’s a gorgeous pop of colour on a front door or fence and can smarten up built-in wardrobes in a bedroom.
I’d use something like this Lick Neo Mint paint for the woodwork as it doesn’t require a primer and this Graham and Brown Chinoiserie in exterior eggshell for the front door as it’s very hardwearing.
Chinoiserie Exterior Eggshell 1 L, £38, Graham & Brown – buy now
Green 08 Matt, £42, Lick – buy now
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Little Green’s Piermint
Little Greene paint is brilliant because it comes in so many different finishes and it makes it really simple to find the one you need, by using their ‘find the perfect finish tool’ on the website.
This piermint colour has all the vibrancy of mint green with an added touch of sophistication to – it would look lovely paired with floral wallpaper in an entrance hall.
Piermint™, from £27.50, Little Greene – buy now
Crown Paints’s Botanical Extract
If you’re not into loads of colour then I’d give this botanical extract from Crown a go.
The paint is lovely and thick so you won’t have to do loads of coats and the subtle minty green would be perfect in a bedroom with lots of mid-century brown furniture.
Botanical Extract®, price varies, Crown – buy now
Mylands’ Copper Green
This fresh and contemporary mint green comes from Britain’s oldest manufacturer of luxury paints, Myland. This would be stunning in a bright kitchen, be that on the cabinets or the walls.
Copper Green™ No 36, from £5, Mylands – buy now
Farrow and Ball’s Arsenic
It’s difficult to get through any paint list without mentioning Farrow and Ball, not only because their paint is hard-wearing and easy to work with, but because they have such a huge selection of stunning colours, Arsenic being one of them.
This deep and lively colour is so eye-catching; I’d love to see it in a modern bathroom with black fixtures and fittings.
Arsenic, from £5.50, Farrow & Ball – buy now
Yes Colours’ Electric Mint Green
Yes Colours are getting a bit of a name for themselves in the interiors world, thanks to their punchy, bright colours.
Often paint brands shy away from bold colours in favour of safer and softer shades, but not Yes Colours as I’m sure you can tell from this Electric Mint Green.
With a colour as energetic as this, I’d use it as an accent colour on furniture or to highlight certain features in a room, like framing around a window or doorframe.
Electric Mint Green Paint, from £5.50, Yes Colours – buy now