Hot home trends: neo-mint the colour of 2020

What is neo-mint? Here at Cosy Home, we like to stay on top of the current trends – but this one is working quite far ahead!

UK-based online trend forecasting agency WGSN are predicting that a new colour, neo-mint, will be the hot colour of spring/summer 2020. Their team of forecasters picked on neo-mint after analysing social media trends, fashion data and current affairs. They use data from online retailers to work out what’s selling well, and plot how colours are evolving.

In general, the trend for next year looks set to be softer colours with more pastel and the sunset colours of purple and yellow. They predict that neo-mint will be big as it’s fresh, vibrant and gender-neutral.

If it takes off as a mainstream trend, it won’t hit the shops properly until late in 2019 or early in 2020 – but if you want to get ahead of the curve, then a few brands have already launched their own version. A pastel greeny-blue, we think neo-mint looks quite retro and would look great on kitchen appliances with a 1950s feel or as an accent colour. We’ve picked out a few pieces for you to think about.

Neo-mint colour merino throw

Merino wool throw in mint green, Tolly Rae

Super soft merino throw in mint green, Tolly Rae. A soft green throw to add fresh mint colour to your home, this blanket is made from 100% pure merino wool and is super soft to touch. Mix it with other shades of green, or let it pop out against a neutral background. £132, available from Tolly Rae.

Neo-mint paint from Farrow and Ball

Dix blue No. 82 paint, Farrow & Ball.

Dix blue No. 82 paint, Farrow & Ball. This soft, relaxing vintage blue has a large dose of green included in it, making it both warm and easy to live with. A touch of black pigment brings a slightly aged and relaxed vintage feel, making it perfect for use on upcycled furniture, panelling and woodwork, as well as living room walls. Prices start at around £29 for 750ml, see Farrow & Ball for stockists or to buy online.

Neo-mint optical cubes design wallpaper

Aquamarine optical cubes wallpaper, Mineheart

Aquamarine optical cubes wallpaper, Mineheart. Create a feature wall with this statement wallpaper, a bold design simulting an optical geometric illusion effect on an urban concrete background. Designed by Emanuele Pangrazi and made in England to the highest standards, this smooth matt non-woven geometric wallpaper would stand out in a living room, dining room, bedroom or hallway. Roll size: 10m long x 0.52m wide. £138 a roll, available from Lime Lace.

Kitchen bin in the colour neo-mint

Rollo 50 litre push bin in mint, MADE

Rollo 50 litre push bin in mint, MADE. This 50 litre bin is a great size for busy kitchens, and there’s a pivoting swing-top lid for easy access. A durable, powder-coated stainless steel finish means it’s easy to clean, and the mint colour will add a splash of brightness to a dark corner. There’s a removable metal inner, complete with handle, to make changing bags easier. £59, available from MADE.

Cool desk pencil sharpener in the colour neo-mint

Desk pencil sharpener in mint green, Monograph

Desk pencil sharpener in mint green, Monograph. Functional and retro, you need to pair this desk pencil sharpener with steel rimmed glasses (for peering over), lots of notebooks and some really nice pencils. It can can be fixed directly to a table or desk and fits most pencils. £16.50, available from Hurn & Hurn.

Outdoor rug in the on trend colour neo-mint

Outdoor rug in Brooklyn Mint, Fab Hab

Outdoor rug in Brooklyn Mint, Fab Hab. This recycled plastic indoor and outdoor rug has a reversible design and is made in India from handwoven polypropylene. It rolls up for easy storage or so that you can use it as an impromptu picnic rug, and simply wipes clean. It’s resistant to mildew, mould and UV light and can be left outside all year round. It measures 120cm x 180cm and costs £49.95 from Cuckooland.

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