So have you heard the news yet? Pink and Mint is back! The soft pastel shades are warm yet fresh all at once. And they are an all-time favourite at Sian Elin – in fact, I’ve been advocating this colour combo since 2015!
As a nation, we’ve lived with Millenial Pink for a good number of years now – but slowly – restful greens have sprouted up in 2020. Green, a nature-inspired respite to our increasingly virtual lives, exists in a wide variety of tones; from mint and fennel; to the sage of Dulux’s colour of the year, Tranquil Dawn.
So, what exactly makes green such a versatile hue? Well, it is because it is a secondary colour, which means it is produced by mixing together two primary colours. In green’s case, its primary roots are blue and yellow. That means the spectrum of green is very broad, from the blue end to the yellow end – and everything in between. You can read all about colour theory for your interior in my guide here.
And so why is mint such a lovely pairing with pink? Well, if you look at the colour wheel again, you will see that green is opposite red. Adding white to the hues creates softer pastel shades of mint and pink. So in fact, these colours contrast and complement one another perfectly, but without the yuk factor of a full on red and green contrast.
So how can you find the perfect products in the Sian Elin range in this ice-cream colour palette? And how can you use them in your home?
1. Norsk Fabric
I designed Norsk Fabric in 2015, inspired by azulejos – the tiled mosaics seen everywhere in Portugal. Norsk fabric works well as a curtain because the simple geo pattern allows for a striking display of colour and shape.
2. Granada Fabric
Inspired by the Spanish city of the same name, Granada Fabric is really versatile – as a stripe it works as a coordinate with many other fabrics and prints. It isn’t just your ordinary stripe though, I hand-drew the markings to create a more relaxed and playful feel. Fantastic as a blind, curtains, or accessories.
3. Rosette Lampshade – Blush
The Rosette print is one of our all-time best-sellers and has proven particularly popular on lampshades and fabric. Its longevity is down to its simple design, which on closer inspection contains more hand-drawn detail. Its Scandinavian mid-century feel means it fits into all sorts of schemes and really is a classic staple. And this blush colour-way ticks all the boxes.
4. Nazca Fabric – Mint & Blush
This Nazca print has proven very popular with your little ones! Inspired by the ancient Nazca Lines in Peru, this pretty naïve folky style print provides lots of engagement and story-telling. It works brilliantly for blinds, curtains and if you are crafty, even a quilt. Pair it with our Flora fabric below for a nice contrast.
5. Elin Lampshade – Agate Green & Blush
This Elin shade is one of my favourite products – the simple yet impactful floral design really showcases the perfect pairing of the mint and pink trend. See how many of the prints work well together in a scheme below.
6. Elin Fabric
The Elin print is another brilliantly versatile design. The simple repeating ditsy floral makes it a wonderful foil in a scheme. Working particularly well as a blind or for upholstery fabric, the classic print would look fantastic on a sofa or chair.
7. Elin Lampshade – Blush
The same print on this lampshade really showcases the blush colour-way to its maximum effect.
8. Tropical Girl Print
And last, but not least, add this print to your gallery wall for a bit of tropical glamour.
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