Colourful Porcelain – Vibrant colours are also starting to become hot in porcelain tableware. Dare to set your table in vibrant purples, yellows, and reds with these hand-painted dishes from Bruno Evrard’s NINA collection (pictured above),which we recently found on sale courtesy of Achica Homeware. Another bold tableware collection this year comes from John Derian, which features splashy, multi-colour designs. Look for tableware with this year’s trending colour—tangerine tango—to really make a splash with your guests.
Retro Appliances – Let some nostalgia creep into your kitchen by adding some retro-inspired appliances. This doesn’t have to mean rummaging through your parents’ old kitchen collectibles to find a few gems, either: Bygone offers a collection of stainless steel kitchen gadgets—ice tappers, cookie cutters, strawberry hullers, and sugar ladles—that are sure to take you back to the “good ol’ days.” Another easy way to create a retro-inspired look for your kitchen is to replace your kitchen cabinet hardware; patterned knobs and plates can help kick up the retro look in your kitchen. Browse Achica for daily promotions on designer kitchen gadgets and cabinet hardware.
Cute Chopping Boards – Chopping board designs were once fairly standard and uninspired, but have started to become a quirky staple of the kitchen countertop in recent years. In fact, the right board double as a chopping block and as a serving plate. John Lewis offers a beautiful collection of chopping boards, from its ridged, crumb-catching oak chopping board to its offbeat perfect pastry maple chopping board, which comes complete with baking measurements (pictured above). Just a few more tips to remember as you shop: oak and slate boards are knife blade resistant, while cork is trending as an eco-friendly alternative to wood.