By Elly Leavitt

Published on April 15, 2018

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Photography by Hayley Kessner

As much as we love a colorfully-painted kitchen, sometimes a makeover of that scale just isn’t in the cards. Whether it’s due to budget restraints or a rental apartment that comes with a particularly strict landlord, bringing in color via walls or cabinets may not be the most feasible decor update—but does that mean you should be relegated to a life in grayscale?

If these brightly-hued kitchen accessories are any indication, absolutely not. From smaller appliances to rainbow-colored linens, these pieces are the easiest ways to bring a pop of color to your space without breaking the bank.

 
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Recycled Bamboo & Cork Canisters, Ekobo, $24-$28

Made from 100 percent sustainable materials using BPA-free bamboo and cork, the vibrant shades of each of these canisters is only one reason to want to buy them all. Mix and match or go monochromatic with a group of identically-colored containers to dress up empty countertops in no time.

 
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Multicolored Striped Linen Print Tablecloth, Zara Home, $119

This linen number is great because it works just as well against a stark white backdrop as it does a colorful one. The checkered print is perfect for the warmer weather and definitely pulls its weight, colorwise. 

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Milk Glass Cake Stand, Coming Soon, $70

If your dedication to being a foodie has reached the point where you would actually get use out of a cake stand, you need this cool retro option. Milk glass is more unique, and the subtle color makes any dessert an instant showstopper.

 
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Mug, East Fork Pottery, $42

Available in a wide variety of shades, this ceramic mug is a must for any hardcore tea or coffee fans. Add to your collection with a stylish option you’ll actually want to display; purchase a few wall hooks for a smart storage solution that doubles as decor. 

 
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Sambonet Terra.Cotto Sauce Pot, Anthropologie, $138-$298

Why settle for boring cookware when options like this exist? Available in a slew of colors and sizes, picking up one of these is a small way to make meal prep a smidge more enjoyable. Not to mention, you’ll free up valuable cabinet real estate because you’ll actually want to keep these sauce pots out on the stove to show them off 24/7.

 
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Glass French Press, Yield, $85

For a mod touch, go for something sleek and contemporary like this glass French press. Not only will you cut down on costs by making your morning coffee at home, but it makes a striking addition to your counters—or open shelving—as well.

 
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Terracotta Bakeware, MoMA Design Store, $39.95-$69.95

Gone are the days of clear Pyrex baking dishes. These terracotta casserole dishes are so gorgeous they can even double as servingware.

 
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2-Slice Toaster, Smeg, $149.95

The subtle mint tone is a great way to ease in color if your personal style is more minimalist-neutral than bright and bold. Plus, investing in a toaster is arguably one of the most useful kitchen additions you can make: Just think of the toast possibilities!