Colour me Candyland!

Over the last two years there has been a colour combination that has slowly become more and more appealing to me. It began with a hunt for pretty, themed items within an unusual colour scheme to jazz up my room in my third year at Uni, and now it seems that these two tones are appearing side by side on racks and rails everywhere. Let's talk peppermint and pink...


 Mint on its own is an absolutely fantastic colour; it's so fresh, so clean, and it makes any garment look sophisticated. It's loud without being brash and soft without being boring. In the Summer we look for light shades, but white can appear too clinical; lilac is fickle; baby blue is too cute; a lemon yellow can be too bright and a cream too bland. Peppermint is the edgy but subtle tone we've been waiting for. It's definitely strong enough to stand alone, however if a combination is desired I'd suggest a light coral that hovers somewhere in between baby pink and salmon. Think marshmallows. Think watermelons. Think candyland...


In your peppermint blazer and pink pleated chiffon skirt you're too classy to merge with the gumdrop buttons and candy floss but you're so soft and sweet that to onlookers you're channelling the dream. Little Miss Chic; you're too aloof for sticky lollipops but your image is delectable! This colour scheme balances so delicately between a sugar rush and an upset stomach; and one should always want to only taste the cake frosting, not become it.


Another thing I simply adore about this colour palette is that it's reminiscent of an English rose. Picture Royal Albert tea sets, stately home gardens and country tablecloths with vases of fresh flowers. All very quaint and British. Take a beat - these two shades will forgive - even welcome - your pale English complexion so drop the bronzer in favour of some rosy cheeks. Whatever the colour of your skin just remember to keep it soft and natural; these colours speak for themselves!

For further images and inspiration (and trust me - there's plenty!) have a look at my 'Peppermint & Pink' board on Pinterest by following the link below:

http://www.pinterest.com/joannastefanick/peppermint-pink/