Trend Alert – Neo Mint colour of 2020

The leading trend forecaster WGSN has predicted that the colour trend for 2020 will be Neo Mint, a fresh, bright, optimistic green and don’t we all need a little optimism right now? To find out more about the science behind how a colour is chosen as the next trend, the report by WGSN makes really interesting reading.

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The colour harmonises perfectly with and is a natural progression for the pastel trend that started with Millennial pink, swiftly followed by coral and lilac.

It makes perfect sense in these times of restrain witnessed by the High Street recently, and our increasing awareness for sustainability, that a colour has been chosen that will seamlessly fit into our homes without the need for any major renovation or re decoration.

This is a mood board a put together for a client shoot, earlier this year, using pastels demonstrating how mint green works with lilac and soft greys.


Mint green with coral or millennial pink instantly fits into the current trend for modern Art Deco, giving a Palm Springs freshness to a scheme. Think of the art deco hotels lining the ocean front in Miami and you will instantly recognise this colour palette.

Neo mint with soft lilac is a perfect pairing for more romantic country inspired interiors.

This is a shot I styled for a client using a palette of fresh light greens on the wall.

If you’re drawn to the dark side and love black and dark moody interiors, a touch of neo mint will provide a bold splash of colour and again is very reminiscent of the Art Deco Era.


Neo mint is such a versatile colour for any room in the house, but works extremely well in kitchens, bathrooms or bedrooms as a soft restful and fresh colour and looks beautiful with brass as a warm accent colour.

As with every colour trend, it won’t be for everyone but I always surprise myself that no matter how adamant a colour isn’t for me when it first emerges, I inevitably find accents of it creeping into our home eventually. With this in mind, I’ve found a selection of objects for the home, some small, some statement pieces, in this new shade and put together a shopping list below.

What are your first impressions? Can you see yourself using this colour in your own home?





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