When I went to this year’s International Housewares Show, the one thing that hit me was the color.

It wasn’t just the amazing colored light displays, with so much incredible flat-paneled technology that you might have well thought you were at the Consumer Electronics Show instead.

No, this was about bringing color into your home, your kitchen and your life. Eggplant (read: purple) and Pear (read: green) and their respective color families were in bloom all over McCormick Place.

We talked to some housewares experts about color trends and what they saw coming down the pike during this rather dreary recessionary time.

What’s your favorite new color? Have you bought a purple iron, green Mixmaster, or speckled dinnerware?

November 12, 2008