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Peppermint Beach

If you haven't already guessed what color Peppermint Beach is (and haven't already looked it up), do that first. The post to respond to is here.

When I posted the Peppermint Beach question, in part at the instigation of my Tuesday night dinner companions, C., rozallin, nou, and rjw1, I did so because we all thought the paint name was ambiguous. I had no idea that my informal poll would unearth such interesting information about the trans-Atlantic divide between assumptions of what color peppermint is.

Most, but not all, American and Canadian respondents associated peppermint with peppermint candies and peppermint striping, red-and-white stripes, as on a candy cane.

Most, but not all, people from the UK thought of the peppermint plant, a shade of green.

C. thinks of peppermint as light blue, thanks to light blue flecks in peppermint-flavored Polos. noncalorsedumor further observed that peppermint-flavored ice cream can go either way too: sometimes it's pink-colored, sometimes it's green. I would think - but do not know - that there is some degree of country divide in what color of peppermint ice cream can be gotten where.

Gold stars to seph_hazard and crustycurmudgeo for answering in RGB.

I also really liked diglett's answer, since she provided an illustrative icon to go with it.

On Tuesday morning, the contractor arrived with a decorator to help him paint that day. I'd already chosen the wall paint color. "What color would you like the door?" I had no idea. It had never crossed my mind that it was a decision that needed making, although in retrospect, of course it did. The slightly chipped yellow paint needed to be redone in some color.

I didn't want to broaden the kitchen color scheme by much since there's already going to be a little too much happening (pale green cabinets, off-white countertop, stainless steel, black, and white in appliances). So based on color swatches, I picked out Peppermint Beach 4. It looks like this, according to Dulux.

Paint in reality, of course, never really matches the swatch. This is why we're intending to get sample pots for the cabinet paint. The door now looks something like this, more vibrant and more pastel than I was expecting. But that's okay.

Sorry about the flash glare, but the photo gives a better sense of what the color's usually like.

So do your research. Use testers. Fortunately, we can live with this color.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 2nd, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
I might have expected a bit paler but it's very close to what I imagined
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
How did beach affect your conception of peppermint?
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Mostly I just thought it was odd. Perhaps it suggested pale too.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Suggestive of seaside/New England pastels?
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
A little more turquoise than I'd have expected but pretty much - er, and not thinking of peppermint *plant* but of general mint flavour foods and toothpastes, think the middle of a peppermint aero mainly :)
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
It's very turquoise. And you lead me to realize that our door is now the color of artificial peppermint flavored-candy colorings. Or turquoise waters lapping at a beach. It doesn't really have a strong relationship with the green of the plant.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
I think I'd expected a little less blue and a little more yellow, but more or less like that. Actually, I think it's more the colour of spearmint sweets than peppermint.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
I obviously lined up with national colour determiners. If it had been "mint" I would have said green or turquoise, but "peppermint" to me is pink.

Oct. 2nd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
well its definatley green, but i see the beach idea now - it reminds me of the brightly painted beach huts you get in places like dorset
Oct. 2nd, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
It's not far from what I imagined - " a warm green" is a bit of an oxymoron to me, but a paleish green toned down as if sand were somehow involved makes a sort of sense. Dulux have some very silly colour names though.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
I was actually thinking green rather than pink, but either way, it sounded ugly to me. That's not ugly, but it is rather surprising! It makes me think you should be adding decor from Central America
Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
I may be alone, but I love this color and am slightly jealous.
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