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Cool down in the summer heat with calming colours

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Summer heat calls for something cool and calming before the scorching temperature sends us crazy. Mint green has always been the colour to bank on in summer, and this year it is bigger than ever with leading fashion brands bringing down the heat with shades of the refreshing colour. 

Why is mint such a summer darling? For one, green is closely associated with nature's leafy foliage that shields us from the summer sun. But perhaps it's the serenading green ocean that refreshes our mind. The soft pastel tone of mint green is also easy to wear and matches virtually any skin tone. Mint green is definitely on the list of top colours for the spring/summer 2013 season.

Mint green comes in a variety of shades, and while it can look good on anyone, it has to be paired with the right colours. Pair it with white or beige and you get a soft, feminine effect while you can also glam it up by mixing it with sparkling emerald greens or fiery reds. Anything with a blue undertone looks good with mint green, while colours with a yellow undertone (orange, for example) might be trickier to play with. Brighter vivid shades can also make the look more fun.

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