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If you’re looking to add a little personality to your kitchen, look no further than color-blocking. The design scheme is often bright, but not too busy, so you can still keep a minimalist aesthetic. There are coasters that look like geometric cubes, thanks to strategically-placed panels; it also makes for fun plates, adding a pop of color to your table setting. Pick seasonal colors to swap out from holiday to holiday, or go with neutrals to keep year-round. Read on for some of our favorites to buy right now.

color blocked kitchen items
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Knife Set

color block knife set
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In addition to a color-blocked, well, knife block, this set also includes a four-inch paring knife, eight-inch chef’s knife, eight-inch bread knife, kitchen shears, and a sharpening steel.

Zwilling NOW 6-Piece Knife Set, $100 (was $281) at


color blocked coasters
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These optical illusion coasters can be used separately as a base for drinks, or, combined to form a trivet for hot items.

Areaware Table Tiles in Multi, $18 at


colorblock mug
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If you’re into minimalism, this mug is made for you.

Sunao Dip Mug in Red, $22 (was $28) at


color blocked napkins
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Sferra’s colorblock linen dinner napkins are simple but bold, with a bright square of color set against a white backdrop. The magenta and gray versions are currently on backorder, but green and teal are still available.

Sferra Farrell Colorblock Linen Dinner Napkins, Set of 4, $66 (was $95) at

Water Bottles

color blocked water bottle
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These futuristic-looking water bottles—which just so happen to be on sale—are available in two different color schemes on West Elm. The first is an indigo base with a white cap, and the other is a mint bottle with a coral cap (pictured).

Colorblock Stainless Steel Water Bottles, $25 (was $35) at


color blocked dinnerware set
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According to Food52, the pattern on these ceramics is referred to as “5 p.m. in January” because of the dusk-like color scheme, all soft pink and blue-purple. You can pick from a large mug, soup bowl, or dinner plate.

Helen Levi Handmade Golden Hour Dinnerware, $52-$62 (depending on item) at

Kitchen Set

color blocked oven mitts and towel
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This set includes an oven mitt, pot holder, and dish towel, decorated with sayings like “spicy,” and “à la mode.”

Ice Cream Stripe Kitchen Set, $40 at

Striped Tumbler

color blocked tumbler
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This sleek tumbler is an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic water bottles. It’s bpa-, phthalate- and lead-free, per the Kate Spade website.

Stripe Tumbler, $18 at

Earthenware Pot

indoor pot color blocked
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You can use this pot to start a mini indoor garden in your kitchen.

Matte Colorblock Pot, $14 at

Cutting Board

color blocked cutting board
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There are two sides to this cutting board—a wood side made of layered baltic birch wood, and an “art side” with a smooth finish. The latter side is for display only, so make sure to use the other side while you cut.

Burnt Orange Color Block Cutting Board, $20 (was $27) at

Salad Plates

color blocked plates
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Each plate in this set has its own color-blocked pattern, ranging from a simple striped color scheme to a design reminiscent of chevron. The best part? They’re currently on sale for over 30 percent off.

Pastel Speckle Salad Plates (Set of 4), $30 (was $44) at