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Fresh Design: Color-Blocking

It’s no surprise that, in the era of glamorous cooking shows and celebrity chefs, fashion trends get translated into cookware. Color-blocked apparel first turned up on the runways, and you can now find this kind of graphic design in housewares as well. Montana-based artist Heather Chontos started painting her own wooden spoons last year while styling a food shoot, and now sells them at her shop Milk Farm Road. “People love color,” she says of the emerging style. “Everything is always so neutral, and the color-blocking trend is a really nice, clean and modern way of using color without it looking tacky.” The appeal is already catching on with design-savvy companies. Check out these examples of color-blocking.—Maren Ellingboe

Photo © Ryan Liebe for Milk Farm Road.

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