Housewares Color of the Year? Purple!

Home & Housewares 2010

We spent the past two afternoons at the annual, larger-than-life Home and Housewares show here in Chicago. The trade show covers products for cooking, cleaning, organizing and a bit of tabletop and decor. As we walked the aisles, a color story started to emerge that we couldn't ignore.2010 seems to be the year of purple for items for the home - who knew?

In shades ranging from pinkish orchid to full on plum, there was a plethora of purple to be found. We think of purple as a little bit of an outsider, rock and roll type of color generally, not really one that we connotate easily with housekeeping.

But, maybe that is the point - perhaps vacumming will feel like a little less of an everyday chore with your "purple rain" model zipping around the carpet as your "violet, you're turning violet" tea kettle whistles on the stove?

Shown above, top row, left to right:
1. Bodum appliances
2. Shark sweeper
3. White sewing machine
4. Le Creuset cookware
5. Simple Human trashcan

Shown above, middle row, left to right:
6. Hoover vacuum
7. Bambu bowl
8. Bormioli Rocco glassware
9. Crosley radio
10. Typhoon dishware

Shown above, bottom row, left to right:
11. Copco cups
12. Shark vacuum
13. Metalac cookware
14. Le Crueset cookware
15. Aroma kettle

More info on the show: International Home & Housewares Show 2010

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