When we think of color, Italy's Missoni design family comes to mind.
The brand has long been equated with vibrant color and pattern in fashion, so when their housewares line showed at ICFF in NY last spring, it was news in the design world. Missoni Home's luxurious tableware, bedding, bathware and rugs are still hard to find stateside, and they're molto expensivo.
We took a look around the web for them and found that they are slowly entering the market here, starting with big department stores. In SF you can find a small selection of their dazzling designs at Macy's (bedding) and more at Neiman Marcus (bedding, tableware, bathware, some rugs).