Now don’t get me wrong I love everything about the festive season, all the reds and golds and everything wintry that goes with it, but there is something about the arrival of spring and all the colours that go with it that put me in such a good mood. All of sudden our shops are filling up with neon colours, primary colours and plenty of tropical animals, everything feels new again.
As I am sure all our customers know here at White Mint we love everything kitsch and fun, this season is no different but we wanted to shake things up a bit. We have been surrounded by flamingos and pineapples for the last couple of years (don’t panic we still have them) but I think its time to let some other animals and food groups have their day in the sun too.
If like us you like that bright spark of colour and fun then you need to take a look at our tropical trend this year. With everything from red parrots to yellow toucans to white monkeys you can really add some stylish kitsch colour to your home.
To go with these bright animals and inspired buy a very good friend of ours who assures us that its all about the cheese plant this year we have some great accessories to temper the bright colours with a natural touch of green.
If tropical kitsch isn’t your thing we have put together some great trend ideas using brass, marble and the old faithful copper which you can check out in our trends section also. Don’t be afraid to mix different metals together it can create a really full decadent look for your home, also add some colour in for example pinks and greens look amazing with copper and marble alongside a more muted brass effect looks very stylish.
More exciting with the start of spring and summer is that we all get to go outside and party again, there is no better way to celebrate than with a BBQ in the garden with friends and family. We have put together some great party ranges to cover every style, and celebration. With everything from mermaids, to explorers, tropical, metallic, unicorns and quite a few other bits on top we think we have everything to make your party go off with a bang. Make sure you take a look.
In other news from White Mint we found out we have been shortlisted as a finalist for “Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Home Counties, South and South East” in The Greats Retail Awards. This was very unexpected and something that we are very proud of and cant wait to head up to London for the awards dinner, I am not sure my head will be function all that well afterwards though…..
Also after all the attention we gave to our new St Albans shop, we felt that after two years our first store in Berkhamsted needed a bit of TLC.
We are currently updating all of the six rooms one by one adding plenty of colour and paint effects to the walls to make the shop feel vibrant and fun just like all of our products. We hope you like the finished results.
Of course our Instagram and facebook followers (whitemintuk) will have already seen the rooms that have already been finished.
Thats enough from me, I look forward to seeing you in store or helping out online soon. Chris