Design Trend: Mint and Black Kitchens

 Maybe it's due to this year's Pantone colour of the year (a vibrant green), or perhaps because pastels are having a moment, but we're seeing a new & unexpected colour combination rising in popularity recently: mint and black. There's definitely a retro feeling to this colour combination - it brings to mind minty bathroom tile from the 50's, but we've also seen it look perfectly fresh and modern. Today we're sharing three ways to incorporate this palette into your kitchen, if you're feeling bold, fresh and mint(y)! 



The first, and most permanent way we've seen minty green and black used in a kitchen is in  the cabinets. This kitchen perfectly balances the softest shade of mint with sharp black cabinet frames. We love the ultra-modern shape of these cabinets with the unexpected pop of pastel colour.



This kitchen incorporates our favourite pastel hue in a completely different way. Playing up the vintage vibe of this colour combination, these homeowners have chosen to accessorize their kitchen with pops of mint in their appliances and glassware. Black hood vents, cabinets and lighting make a sharp contrast against white subway tiles, while the whole space is warmed up with butcher block countertops.



Lastly, the simplest, least expensive and least permanent way to incorporate mint and black into your kitchen is with paint. This classic black & white check flooring pops against soft mint walls. We love how easily painting this space can create an entirely new feel.




Of course, we would be remiss if we didn't also include a little bit of mint inspiration for those who can't get enough of this shade. Cambria's Kelvingrove design has glistening streams of light robin's egg blue, and would look stunning paired with black accents.