How to Work Neon at Home

By Maren Ellingboe Posted May 24, 2012
Neon Laguiole Pocketknife

Laguiole Pocketknife Photo Courtesy of Sid Mashburn

Once relegated to highlighters and ’80s flashbacks, neon is having a sophisticated moment. Fluorescent pinks, greens and yellows are turning up on everything from nail polish to home decor. Paris-based housewares line Adónde makes neon look elegant by contrasting the Day-Glo shades with more natural materials. The company's eco-friendly Octa wastepaper baskets are inspired by geometric shapes like the polyhedron and made of recycled cardboard.

“Maybe the reason that neon is so popular now is for the same reason that we love using it—people like more natural colors, but they need a little twist to it, a touch of modernity,” says Adónde cofounder Laurent Serin. “We are kind of obsessed with neon pink,” adds cofounder Javier Gutierrez Carcache. Their favorite color also turns up on three-piece vases made of alder wood and French stoneware. Here, a variety of neon-accented items so you can experiment with the trend at home.

Laguiole has recreated its famous pocketknife in a neon-yellow hue (above).

Neon Salt and Pepper Shakers

Courtesy of La Tête au Cube.




Fluo porcelain salt and pepper shakers are handmade in Limoges, France, and come in bright yellow, orange and green.

Neon Throw Pillows

Courtesy of Shop Ten 25



 Gray linen pillows have just a thin border of Bold Orchid or Limeade piping.

Tart Server

Courtesy of Leif



This elegant acrylic tart server comes in 14 different colors, including Bright Fuchsia and Valencia, a vibrant red.

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