Hey Friends!

Let’s talk color today . . . specifically about the trending soft, mint color that has become quite popular in the past few years.



Adding this color brings a lightness and freshness into any space.  In the photo above, the room is built on more warm, earth tones, but the soft mint door still works! It stands out as the focal point and brings a little bit of fun into what could be a stuffy space.

Personally, I love this color, so I really enjoy working with the color Layla’s Mint from the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Line.



You may remember seeing it on this oak dresser I painted a few years ago . . .



as well as on this tall chest from last year.



I love this color so much I brought it out again, this time for a sweet primitive-style writing desk I bought from another dealer at my antique mall.



This wood on this desk was old and pretty dry, so it soaked the milk paint right up. I literally did no prep to the surface except wipe off the obvious dust and cobwebs!  One coat and then a few touch-up spots was all it took, and I sealed the finish with Hemp Oil. The whole makeover took less than 45 minutes.




I love the detail on the legs! Painting has a way of bringing out the detail, so I think the carvings on base of this desk really stand out now.



Perfect, easy distressing with milk paint!



The hydrangeas and roses were from a bouquet my husband gave me, and the roses were about on their last leg! The hydrangeas though were just starting to open up, so I pulled out the best of the roses and paired them in a shorter vase with the full-bloom hydrangeas. I kinda like the slight droopiness of the roses, the arrangement has a more cottage feel that way.



A few more photos of this lovely color for your inspiration . . .




Can you see yourself trying out Layla’s Mint?



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