A marble-top kitchen island sits in a beautiful, spacious mint green kitchen. Gas lamps and a glass display case add a traditional feel while stainless steel appliances give the space a more contemporary feel.
The open floor space balances out the closing effect of the slanted ceiling for a comfortable and spacious feel. Mint green walls add light color with a painted tree mural serving as an accent wall with pops of darker hues of green. A brown leather sectional provides room to spread out and relax.
Mints weave a striking tapestry in the vase, adding different leaf textures, colors and scents. Count on mint to hold its own as a centerpiece, or use it to add movement and refreshing green shades to other garden-fresh arrangements. A fresh mint bouquet inside offers an easy way to take a quick snip when prepping favorite dishes. In terms of flavor, mint is at its freshest when first picked. The longer mint sits in water, flavor notes shift and may become bitter, especially if you see roots forming along submerged stems.
This adorable midcentury modern bathroom is filled with fun vintage accents and pops of color. An antique telephone ties in neatly with the black and white dressing table. And just try not to smile at the mint green bathtub and sink.
A claw-foot tub painted a deep terra cotta is the focal point in this mint green bathroom. White beadboard frames the tub, while colorful art and printed towels add pattern to the space. A handheld shower head allows for a deep clean while using the tub.
This boy's bedroom is colored in a shade of mint green and includes a rustic bed with plaid linens, a rustic wooden nightstand with table lamp, and five large galvanized letter cutouts hung on the wall to spell his name.
A small home office, featured on HGTV's Design Star, is staged in front of a large picture window. The bright red desk is inspired by an architect's drafting table, and adds a splash of color against mint green walls. A classic desk lamp and molded armchair complete the look.
Mint adds an alluring flavor to many vegetables, including peas, asparagus and carrots. In this rendition, mint kicks up the bite in a salad of ribbon-cut summer squash, peas, shaved ricotta cheese and green onions. Mint also plays well in a tomatillo and lime ceviche, pairs yummily with pork and helps cool spicy Indian food when blended with yogurt. Play with different mint varieties in the kitchen to find the flavor blends your family likes.
The classic corsage flower, gardenia delivers on fragrance—many times over. Pure white blooms contrast beautifully with waxy, deep green leaves. Plants grow 2 to 8 feet tall and wide, depending on type. The secret to a happy gardenia in the landscape is thick mulch, no soil disturbance (roots like to be left alone) and monthly feeding with an acid fertilizer, blood meal or fish emulsion. Hardy in Zones 7 to 10.