Mint? Why not! Designing the Cranbrook modern ceiling fan

Pushing the boundaries on typical ceiling fan design, the Hunter Fan Design Team added a surprise pop of color to the mid-century inspired Cranbrook.

Cranrbook Scandinavian modern ceiling fan by Hunter Fan CompanyMint colored throw pillows? Sure. But a mint colored ceiling fan?

“We said ‘why not’ a lot while designing this fan,” says Hunter Fan Designer Patrick O’Connell about the Cranbrook modern ceiling fan.

When designing this mid-century inspired ceiling fan, our design team wanted to push the boundaries on typical ceiling fan design.

“Just falling in love with some of the Scandinavian modern furniture designs, kind of never really having seen a good ceiling fan that could fit into that European look, Scandinavian modern; never really seen a fan with any color on it,” says O’Connell, adding this was the first fan he designed after starting at Hunter Fan.

The Cranbrook modern ceiling fan is available to buy now in mint or black

He and the design team researched what colors are trending in the home fashion marketplace, going back and forth between aqua, mint, grey… O’Connell says it was a long list.

After seeing mint pop up more and more on numerous fashion blogs, websites, and home fashion shows, the team ultimately decided mint was the color for this fan.

The next test: Editors at the top home fashion magazines in New York like Vogue and Elle Decor.

“People lit up when they saw it and said, ‘Wow! So you’re taking some risks here, you’re doing some really fun stuff here’ and that helped,” O’Connell says, “To get a reaction like that when you’re in the Hearst building or in the Vogue building, to get that feedback you go ‘okay, then we’re good here!’”

“People lit up when they saw it and said, ‘Wow! So you’re taking some risks here, you’re doing some really fun stuff here.'” – Patrick O’Connell

While high fashion interior decorators doted on the Cranbrook modern ceiling fan, you can decorate with this fan in your home as well.

“If you’ve got a modern sofa or sectional with clean lines, this fan will go great in that room,” says O’Connell, “If you’re a fan of some of these shag, Scandinavian inspired rugs that are trendy out in the furniture market, this will be a good fan for a room like that.”

Adding a pop of color like mint is adventurous, but don’t get too color crazy; bright orange and mint may be too daring. However, it’s definitely a hue that will complement similar color pops in your space.

Hunter offers designer ceiling fans for every room in your home

Cranbrook mid century modern ceiling fan in bedroom

“If you’ve got aqua chairs, this mint fan would go well in the space. Or if you’ve got navy throw pillows in your living room, a mint version would go really well with that,” says O’Connell, “As long as you’re in that cool color palette complementing the pop color of that mint you can mix and match with some different blue shades in there and it will all kind of tie together.”

Low ceilings? Check out the low profile Cranbrook ceiling fan

The Cranbrook modern ceiling fan with light is also available in black, and goes well in modern living rooms, home offices, and nurseries. When decorating with the black ceiling fan, use other accents in the room to be a pop of color like warm metal table legs or colorful patterned pillows. The Cranbrook’s design goes well with mid-century modern inspired rooms or bohemian inspired rooms.

The Cranbook ceiling fan with Edison bulb light was featured in our Huntervention at the Crystal Coast. See how we designed a modern, coastal living room with it.