Mint Green or Pink?

I’m working on a little girl’s room and I’m playing around with the idea of using either mint green or pink against a backdrop of gold and white. I like them both equally so I created a couple of moodboards to see how they would feel.


Looking at these boards isn’t really helping me decide. I still like both equally. What about you?

It’s opening weekend for the showhouse so it’s going to be another busy one. I’ll be drawing names by the end of the day for two pairs of tickets to see the house so if you haven’t entered yet, it’s not too late. Just leave a comment on Monday’s post and/or like Monday’s post on our  FTRB’s Facebook page. I hope to see you there!

(Photos as linked via my Pinterest board)


  1. I’m really digging the mint-gold-white… especially when you add a dash of pink to it! I image with the little chairs – one each in navy, mint, and pink – is the clear winner to me. Good luck, I’m sure whatever you choose it’ll be fantastic.

  2. Monika says:

    Mint green, white, and gold feels fresher – and it seems like a color combo a little girl will be less likely to grow out as she gets older.

  3. Put me firmly in the mint + gold + white category! While I am by no means anti-pink, I agree with the commenters above that the mint feels fresher, less expected and will be a color which will more easily transition as she gets older. If you’re looking for some fantastic ( and budget friendly! ) artwork, check out the work of Christina Baker, she’s based in Nashville but Gregg Irby Fine Art in Atlanta carries her work. Her current abstracts are in this color palette and would be gorgeous!

  4. Ally, I also want to vote for the mint. It is so fresh. But I also wanted to point out that even on your mint + white + gold there are these tiny touches of pink that really helps it to make it feel young. Can’t wait to see what happens!

  5. I like your first mood board with mint-golden-white! It works so well together because you have included paths of pink here and there. Golden and pink looks just to sweet (and this is me talking who’s four-years-old daughter does not know another choice than pink! lol)

  6. hmm…both mood boards are to die for. It could be because I spend so much time around kids (in my non-design work!) but I feel like a younger girl will appreciate pink more. It’s warmer and brighter…if this were a pre-teen, I would say mint but I think pink has more impact for a younger age. As far as budget, you could always splurge on timeless gold items, then as she gets older she could swap out pink for mint, peach, or another of-the-moment hue combo :)

  7. Lauren says:

    Mint!!! It’s just so chic and something that will last beyond 6 years old. I think Pink is beautiful but what if she’s a tomboy? Pink has a lot of connotations that may not be right for all girls – such as myself when I was a child. I HATED pink and had a Robin’s egg blue room. :)

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