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