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These Photos Will Inspire You To Work With Minty Hues

Refresh your home with colors that are easy on the eyes

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Photography: Free Space Intent (Main Photo)

Ultra Violet may have taken the spotlight this year, but a lot of homeowners aren't done experimenting with Greenery, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017. However, these homes found in Singapore are embracing a different shade of green altogether. With Greenery being a punchy, somewhat tart apple-green that evokes summer, it only makes sense that we turn to a temperature-cool hue – that’s just as fresh and trendy – in our hot, humid climate. Enter mint.

1. Pair it with a captivating pattern


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In this four-bedroom home designed by Liew Guofeng and Wong Zihao of Studio Super Safari, the homeowners requested to have chevron as a design statement used throughout the house.They wanted their bedroom to be different, yet still visually connected. To achieve this, the designers proposed a lighter palette (the common spaces have darker wood chevron walls) with a similar pattern on the wardrobe doors and storage unit. The owners requested for the mint green addition.

Minty touch: The bedroom door indicates its color with its chevron stripes standing out from the neutral palette of the common spaces.

2. Work with wood


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Designer Kelvin Seow of Xin Concept received this request from the homeowners: they want the space to be "spacious, clean, airy, calm, and seamless." He translated this request by working with pale blue and wood hues for the common spaces, and pale green and wood hues for the master bedroom.

Minty touch: Paired with storage units clad in wood finishes and concrete-look floor tiles, a more subdued mint—almost celadon with its undertone of gray—definitely fulfils the owner’s ‘clean, airy and calm’ brief. Its greyish undertone gives it a more masculine look, while preserving its freshness.

3. A concrete contrast


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In designing his condo home, designer Raymond Seow of Free Space Intent incorporated the things he loves—pastel colors, geometric shapes, and Scandi-style furniture.

Minty touch: Seow himself painted the pastel polygon on a mint green wall in his living room. The mint green intersects with a raw, concrete screed-finished wall, showing a contrast of edgy, industrial material with a soft, sweet feature wall.

4. Create a feature wall


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The owners gave designers Ken Lee, Ben Teo and Kate Deng of Mr Shopper Studio free rein in designing their home. The designers thoughtfully looked at the owners’ personal style which features many pastel-colored clothes, and took their cue from there in terms of the colour palette.

Minty touch: A minty green-blue paint was used on the feature wall concealing the bomb shelter door. It is in contrast with the Tadao Ando-esque effect of exposed concrete panels, fulfilling the Scan-dustrial theme of the house.

5. Use it to liven up a gray-and-white combo


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For this home, the owners asked for a pink and blue palette. While the common spaces fulfill this brief, designers Vandra Png and Wilson Teng of Studio FortyFour made tweaks in the bedroom, using a softer minty blue with greys in the bedroom.

Minty touch: A slightly greener tint than the ubiquitous Tiffany blue gives the master bedroom a fresher feel. The color both enlivens the grays of the chevron-patterned floor and the textured surfaces, and creates a restful, refreshing ambience.

This article by Chiquit Torrente-Brammall originally appeared on Houzz.

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