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Our Favorite Rainbow Kitchen Picks

Are you one of those people who pulls off the road to snap photos of the rainbows that pop up in the sky in front of you? Yeah, us too.

rainbow rainbow palette and spice drawer

Science says seeing a rainbow makes us feel happy for two reasons.

  1. We can’t help but admire the bright, cheerful colors.
  2. And a rainbow is an ephemeral sight that happens randomly so we feel special when we catch one.

It’s like bumping into an old friend in Paris. Plus, if you have curly hair, a rainbow is a welcome sign that the rain is stopping for now.

Some people love the colors of the spectrum so much, that they unleash them all over a room. Kudos to Swiss Miss for sharing this full spectrum kitchen shown in the featured image. In a white or gray kitchen, like in the drawer styling photo from a Studio Dearborn shoot, just a touch of the rainbow can have a big impact.

We searched out a bevy of Roy. G. Biv decor, kitchenware and serving pieces to add a little joy to your kitchen. The surprise won’t be as grand as seeing a rainbow appear in the sky, but any of these are sure to elicit a smile.

Photo credit: Ty Mecham, Julia Gartland & Rocky Luten for Food 52

Bamboo Nesting Bowls

These nesting bowls are an easy way to brighten up even mundane tasks like washing salad greens or baking a cake. The seven bowls, available in pastel tones or blues shades, are made from recycled bamboo, so they’re eco-friendly too. About $70 at Food 52.

Photo credit: Barneys New York

Mepra Due Rainbow Flatware

This sleek stainless steel flatware that’s made in Italy is dipped in iridescent titanium. The five-piece set is part of a Mepra rainbow collection that includes a salad serving set, ladle and other serving pieces. About $200 at Barneys New York.

Photo credit: MoMA

Rainbow Tumblers

Here’s a way to make drinking those eight glasses of water a day a lot more fun. A special teardrop shape inside the acrylic cylinder disperses the rainbow effect. About $40 at the Museum of Modern Art.

Photo credit: Williams Sonoma

Questlove’s Glow Bowl

Level up snack time with this limited edition bowl. These fluted stainless steel bowls with a rainbow finish are designed for dry, salty snacks – sorry no salads allowed. And the bowls are all numbered and signed by the multitalented drummer from The Roots, making them a cool collectible. About $300 at Williams Sonoma.

Photo credit: Pengjelli Art Store

Boucherouite Rug

We love the exuberant colors these handmade Moroccan rugs can bring to a kitchen. They’re crafted from rags and scraps of clothing; boucherouite (boo-shay-reet) is a pretty word that refers to clothing that’s torn and reused. No two are the same, and that’s part of the beauty of this style. Plus this colorful rug hides stains like a pro and is washable. About $280 from Pengjelli Art Store.

Photo credit: MoMA

Fold-by-Numbers Napkin Set

Designer Julia Lindpaintner wanted to help revive the fading art of napkin folding. So she created this set of fold-by-numbers cotton napkins that teach different napkin folds including the pyramid, fan and crown. About $40 at the Museum of Modern Art.

dozorme laguiole rainbow knife set
Photo credit: Bon Marché

Rainbow Knife Set

With their beautiful curves, shimmering colors, and honed steel blades, these knives are the ultimate blend of art and practicality. While most of us call these knives Laguiole, that’s actually not quite correct. Laguiole (locals say lah-yole, others say la-gwee-ole), is a town that’s famous for producing fine cutlery, including a folding pocket knife. The name isn’t trademarked, so you see it on products from many places.

These rainbow knives are made by Claude Dozorme, a French master knife craftsman who’s been at it since 1902. He was the first to make a non-folding version of the iconic Laguiole knife. Wouldn’t they cut quite a stylish figure on your dinner table? About $325 at Bon Marché.