Saturday, January 22, 2011

Color: Frosty Mint






Every bit as visually refreshing, light and rejuvenating as it smells.

Just as soon as I planned on saying goodbye to the snow for this year, it returned once again; the teetering between Winter and Spring, between frosty and fresh. I find that different points of the year attract me to different colors, and for this point in time, it's mint. Such a soft color, and seems to show off well paired up with a myriad of whites, a deeper green, blush and full-bodied magenta, as seen above... though equally stunning against bits of gold, rich violet and even a really warm apricot. Would you ever incorporate this color into your own home and/or wardrobe, or alternatively, for a celebration?

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Today has been such a lovely day—amongst work was a coffee and fun chat with a friend who I have not seen in ages, and tomorrow, a get together with a wonderful blogger friend! Do you have anything fun planned?

— images: 01, 02 by David Arias, 05, 03 by Amy Neunsinger via, 04 by Amy Neunsinger via, 06 by Art Streiber via

33 comments:

  1. Hi sweetheart! My bedroom walls are soft mint and so are some of the bedroom accessories (blankets etc.) Looks really beautiful mixed with whites and capuccino colours plus some golds and blacks. :)

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Sarah!

    xxx

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  2. I love your headline for this post – and the pictures are beautiful, very inspiring! Have a lovely saturday :)

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  3. Incredible porcelain, oh how I would love to drink some tea out of that prettiness! Mint is a beautiful color and I sure would combine it with one or two other pastels either in my home or wardrobe. Enjoy your weekend with friends:) I'm seeing mine's tonight and other than that I have lots of preparation to do for my exam next week.

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  4. gorgeous images ... and that mint colour is just mon dieu!

    Enjoy your weekend ;-)

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  5. Wonderful and so inspiring pictures.
    HAve a happy and rested weekend,
    Cecilia

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  6. You made this color look glamorous! I love that first image especially.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend Sarah!

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  7. I'm loving mint lately, it's such a gentle, pretty color! happy weekend, Sarah. xo

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  8. Beautiful post, Sarah! Have fun meeting up w/ your blog friend this weekend. xo

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  9. oooh...pretty colors, Sarah...
    they have a spring-y feel to them...
    can't wait for spring..
    have a great weekend..
    maureen

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  10. Beautiful color and images. Harkening to the spring we are all so anxiously awaiting!!

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  11. gorgeous! i just love mint + blush colors together.

    shout out to you in my blog today!

    xo.ashley

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  12. Beautiful as always Sarah! Love this minty green... so pretty! I hope you and Linda have a great time! I'm jealous... lol... have a great weekend!

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  13. Such an elegant post and color. I would definitely use minty colors around the home and for decorating events.

    We have been teetering between summer and summer here for about a week now! I know California needs rain, but after spending such a long winter in the southern hemisphere and moving to such short days here, I'm definitely enjoying the warmth and sun we've been blessed with.

    Popping in to say hi and thank you for sending well wishes our way... before this baby pops outta me.

    XO
    heather

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  14. Such a beautiful post Sarah, I adore these colours paired together; very elegant. Have a lovely weekend xo

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  15. Gorgeous table-top inspiration Sarah! Hope your weekend is lovely :)
    Nancy xo

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  16. What a totally delightful post, I just adore it.
    xxx

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  17. Loving all the pistachio, my favorite snack at the moment! Back when I was decorating my first apartment, I quite loved this color, and then forgot about it. It is lovely. Hope you are staying warm and having a wonderful weekend Sarah!

    xo Mary Jo

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  18. Beautiful images Sarah! I love that color, it reminds me of these delicious cupcakes I get at the bakery near my home, they always color them in a mint greenish color!

    Hope your having fun this weekend, xo.

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  19. I dedicate this weekend to relax. Doing nothing is good for once right?
    Saludos!

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  20. So beautiful and dreamy images! Great post!

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  21. it's such a wonderful color, but somehow understated, I'd love to wear it more often

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  22. I just love your blog...
    the pictures are fabulous & candy for the eyes!!
    Thank's xox

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  23. Oh I love this china set for tea. It's hard to find sets that nice anymore in a old style pattern. Have a good weekend! :D

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  24. Love love love this post... so refreshing!!! Hope you are having a lovley weekend dear!!

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  25. Oh Sarah thank you! This is exactly what I needed to wake me out of this winter slumber. It's so refreshing and light.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

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  26. You have always wonderful pics in your blog. thanks Sarah!

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  27. Dear Sarah... a truly inspiring and refreshing post to savour over my morning cup of tea; your choice of perfect images are lovely and dreamy.

    {p.s. you are as lovely in person as I imagined you would be. I truly enjoyed our dinner together, to have had the opportunity to meet you and look forward to a very long, long friendship!}

    All the best,

    Linda, xo

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  28. These images are gorgeous beyond words! Love this post :)

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  29. There's no teetering going on where I am. I'm in the studio watching as pretty snowflakes fall and the temps are soooo cold. That's why the Ooh La Frou Frou post this week feels spring-like ... the girls and I are done with the winter thing and ready to move on!! Wish I could wear mint green, but I can't. It's one of the colors that doesn't go well with my light pink-undertoned skin. That and pale yellow. I have to appreciate the lovely colors in home decor items where I can ooh and ahh over it and not be shocked when I look in the mirror! ;) Have a lovely week, Sarah!

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  30. What a perfect post! That first image is just perfection....I love the china...and that cake is beautiful!!

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  31. Sarah, this is such a gorgeous post - just what i needed after a long week! i love picture 3 and 4 a lot. you've inspired me to spoil myself a bit this weekend =)

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