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Kitchen counters and stovetops have long felt like black holes for style—no matter how contemporary, farmhouse, or midcentury modern your cooking space was, your appliances would be uniformly gray. But thanks to the arrival of a few amazing brands on the market, your kitchen supplies can be a continuation of your personal style. Pots, pans, kettles, cooking gear and baking supplies are now available in bold hues, matte finishes, and pastel shades. Here are some of our favorite kitchenware brands that are boasting bold colors.
An oldie but a goodie, Le Creuset is a pioneer in the world of cookware broadly and in their colorful offerings. A quick peek at their website will show you products available in a whopping 46 colors. Try their casserole dishes, or make the ultimate (and not at all subtle) “I am real cook” statement by getting a gorgeous Dutch oven and leaving it on your stovetop. Hoping on the sage green trend of the year but with their own twist, Le Creuset’s newest color is Olive.
Great Jones named themselves after Judith Jones, a cookbook author and editor who treated her cookware like art. The designs follow that ethos: if your cooking is an art, your kitchen supplies should be too. They offer cookware, bakeware, and other cooking accoutrements. If you try one Great Jones product, the Sheet Show is the one. Peruse any baking sheet selection at a big-box store and you will find gray, silver, and more gray and silver. Great Jones offers baking sheets and half-sized sheets in blueberry, broccoli, and raspberry (i.e., cobalt, green, and magenta).
The French sure do know how to make cooking supplies. Staub proves that French savoir-faire with their cast iron and ceramic kitchenware. All their cooking supplies comes in shiny, colorful enamels, and you can get matching dishware so your pots and pans fit in seamlessly at the dinner table when set on trivets for a family-style dinner.
In matte pastel hues, Our Place brings bold pops of color to your stovetop and kitchen cabinets. The only classic kitchen colors you’ll find among their offerings are the beechwood spatulas and spoons, the steamer basket, and cutting board. The pan that shows up in your Instagram feed everyday — the Always Pan — comes in eight colors.
The Caraway look is similar to Our Place's, but sleeker and more professional. Everything is non-toxic, non-stick, and constructed and shipped with an eye towards sustainability. They offer cookware, bakeware, and linens to match. For items that come with matching lids, the handles are stainless steel. You may be tempted to leave these beauties out of the counter, but Caraway makes a compelling case to put them away: the Cookware Set comes with pan and lid storage.
The ultimate colorful item for any countertop is a KitchenAid mixer. The company has branched out from the shiny white standard to options with matte finishes in colors like Avocado Cream and Majestic Yellow. (You can still get the classic glossy enamel finish if you like!) If that workhorse doesn’t quench your need for color, you can get more matching countertop appliances like handheld mixers, food processors, and more.
Being in a committed relationship with your current pots, pans, and bakeware doesn’t exclude you from joining the color party. GIR makes kitchen tools and reusable drinking straws in fun jewel tones. They offer items in sets of one color for a uniform look and in sets of various colors where it’s helpful to have the colors distinguish different items, like reusable straws. You may not be able to remember which cocktail is yours, but you can definitely remember that you were drinking from a hot-pink straw.
Nothing is quite as retro and colorful as anything from Smeg. The brand lets you make the biggest color statement of all in your kitchen with their fridges, available in colors like millennial pink, mint, lemon yellow, and robin’s egg blue. You can even get one that has the vertical green, white, and red stripes of the Italian flag running the length of the door. For a smaller pop of color, try a toaster. (Bonus points go to anyone bold enough to try to work the special edition Union Jack toaster into their kitchen décor.)