What Colours Go With Mink?

Mink is a beautifully versatile neutral that provides a gorgeous addition to any interior, but the common conundrum you’re met with is, but what colours go with mink?

Mink ranges in colour and is described as ranging from a soft tawny to a deep brown. Mink as such is set to be one of the most popular colours throughout interiors in 2022 & 2023 as we continue to lean towards using earthy neutrals for that natural influence in our homes.

If you’re looking to incorporate this earthy neutral into your home this season, let’s take a look at what colours go with mink.

What Colours Go with Mink?

Mink & White

White provides a perfect blank canvas for any colour, and it’s a great pairing with the mink colour. Use white as the main foundational colour and introduce mink through furniture, decorative accessories, blinds and curtains so it acts like an accent colour.

Alternatively, opt for a mink shade on your walls, or a cream with brown undertones. Use a bright white shade on the ceilings, or above a picture rail, this will draw the eye up as you enter the room, giving the illusion of taller ceilings.

You might want to keep things minimal, but if you’re looking to create an earthy, natural feel in your interiors you might want to introduce a third complementary colour such as earthy green or cream.

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Mink & Earthy Green

Where mink is at the softer end of the spectrum as a tawny brown, it works perfectly with other earthy neutrals on the colour spectrum.

A soft, earthy green will help to enrich the colour mink whilst the pairing create gorgeous warmth, and natural influence in a home.

From an interiors point of view, you would still want a main grounding colour such as cream or white with both mink and green as accent colours.

Greenery as a whole perfectly complements mink, so think about introducing plants whether fake or real into your decor scheme for that natural influence.

what colours go with mink

Earthy green can easily be incorporated into an interior through layering. I adore these earthy green cushions from Dunelm, perfect for layering with more patterned cushions for an eclectic look.

green cushion

Mink & Cream

Cream is a great neutral grounding colour in an interior that highly complements other neutrals. Cream pushes mink to the forefront when it’s used as an accent colour, drawing out the warmth and depth of the colour. Introduce the mink colour into the space through furnishings, textures mink cushion covers from CovermyCushion and other decorative accessories.

It can be a softer colour combination than white, and a better choice if you are looking to feature earthy neutrals throughout.

Mink & Pink

They both rhyme, so naturally, it was always going to be a sensational colour pairing.

We’re not talking fuchsia pink, but pale, pastel pink is a subtle colour match for mink. Use pink sparingly or as a feature wall as it will easily overpower mink. Think pastel pink textures such as throws, cushions and curtains to introduce this colour into the space.

Mink & Gold

Instead of colours, think about what interior hardware and metal you want to run throughout the space. The likes of gold, brushed brass and aged brass metals would all highly complement mink as it provides such an exquisite contrast.

Metals could be brought in through interior hardware such as sockets and switches, cabinetry handles, plant pots and other decorative accessories. Try and only use one metal finish to avoid clashing.

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Image: Furniture And Choice

The Mink colour is the less loved and discovered colour in the interior world, but it’s one that we are set to see more throughout homes, and indeed fashion.

This earthy neutral is a wonderful grounding colour and allows us to bring some natural influences into our homes. Are you a fan of the colour mink?

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

2 thoughts on “What Colours Go With Mink?”

  1. I really enjoyed discovering your suggestions for colour combo for mink
    I have ashy brown (greying) hair and badly needed inspo for outfit colours. Your post offered great suggestions, to take on board – thank you so, so much for those!

    While reading, I noticed a couple of potential errors which you may wish to be aware of as they relate to colour:

    * under the whites, you mention that “white is a black canvas”, and I think
    you may have meant `white is a blank canvas’.

    * under the greens you suggest choosing “an earthy cream”, but imagine that
    you really mean an `earthy green’.
    As you can see from my suppositions – readers can most likely guess at your real meaning, but as it’s otherwise SUCH a sterling post, I thought you may wish to know.

    Thank you again for offering your fabulous post to confused-no-longer mink-haired ladies !! IT’S VERY MUCH APPRECIATED ♥️ 😃 👏


    • Hi Margaret, I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read this post, and point out the issues, I have made these changes and wanted to thank you for highlighting them!

      Really glad the colour inspired has helped, have a wonderful week! Best wishes, Nicole.


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