A Kaleidoscope of Colors

A Kaleidoscope of Colors

Adrienne Breaux
Apr 8, 2011

The original kaleidoscope might have been a gadget full of mirrors and colored glass and beads, but clever home decor makers and artists have been playing around with this pattern for many years. Perfect for infusing your space with color, there's a lot of interest and excitement that's involved in bringing in this pattern, too.

We admit we had to look up just when the kaleidoscope was invented (1814) and while we don't know when creative folks started including its fanciful patterns in their designs, we're eternally grateful. Like a more complicated rainbow and perfect for those who enjoy bold and punchy designs, the word "kaleidoscope" can refer to any number of graphics and patterns seen in home accessories and art today. We gathered ten we felt particularly in love with for this roundup:

Top Row:
1) Re-Surface Design More-Light Union $195
2) Mod Swirl Purple 8 x 10 Print $30
3) Kaleidoscope Coasters set of 4 $11.50
4) Kaleidoscope Patchwork Pouffe $291
5) Vintage Crocheted Kaleidoscope Potholder $9

Bottom Row:
6) Kaleidoscope Magnets Made From Vintage Books set of 3 $4
7) Kaleidoscope Cushion Covers set of 2 $36
8) Kaleidoscope Paper Star Urchin Ornament Rainbow Colored Decoration $20
9) Kaleidoscope Melt $20
10) Framed Photographic Mandala $20

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