Move mint green a few steps toward purple on the color wheel and you’ll arrive at mint blue. This pale aqua shade is a sophisticated take on the pastel craze, making it a popular pick for fashion and home decor alike. Because it calls to mind the rippling water of a crystal clear lagoon, this color has a calming effect that can add much-needed tranquility to your space, especially when paired with creamy, soothing whites and neutrals. As a paint hue, it can create a spa-like retreat in your bedroom suite. Use tropical aqua as an accent to play with color without overwhelming your senses. It looks equally inspired as an area rug, throw pillow or accent wall. We’ve even seen kitchen fixtures and appliances adorned in this particular shade of blue. When creating a palette with mint blue, opt for sunny, rich golden yellows, harvest orange and rust for a vibrant effect. You can opt for cool minimalism by instead choosing cool blues, greens and violets for an analogous scheme. Although it’s on the cool side of the color spectrum, mint blue is equally flattering on both warm and cool complexions. Whether you opt for simple turquoise jewelry, a structured backpack or tote or a fitted aqua blazer as a statement piece, you’ll look modern and cool while feeling the calm vibes of this shade.