x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Six of the Best: Kitchen brights

Make drab kitchens a thing of the past with these colourful and cheery accessories.

Koi Tray from Indigo's Tattoo Temple collection. Courtesy of Indigo Living
Koi Tray from Indigo's Tattoo Temple collection. Courtesy of Indigo Living

1. Big splash

Indigo Living’s Tattoo Temple collection was designed by the Hong Kong-based tattoo artist Joey Pang to mark the Year of the Dragon. We love this take on a traditional Chinese pond scene, with koi fish swimming among lotus blossoms. Dh319, Indigo Living, Dubai

2. Chop chop

Even the most mundane of items can brighten up a space, and these chopping boards from Crate & Barrel will do just that. Pair them with the dazzling green sandwich knife and stand for some extra oomph. Large board, blue or green, Dh59, sandwich knife with stand Dh49, reversible sandwich board, Dh45, Crate & Barrel, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre

3. Bowled over

It’s called the Washing Up Bowl, but there are countless other uses for Ole Jensen’s quirky creation: foot bath, fruit basket, ice box or flowerpot, use it as you will. The “bowl” is made of flexible rubber, comes in a range of colours and is accompanied by a beechwood scrubbing brush. Dh349, www.filini.com

4. Ready to roll

The turquoise Raskog trolley is new in at Ikea, and is a great way to introduce extra storage space and a spot of colour in one easy, inexpensive move. Dh245, Ikea stores nationwide

5. Well stocked

There’s no shortage of eye-catching shades and cheery prints in Crate & Barrel’s new spring collection. We’re particularly taken by the Stockpot II mitt and potholder. Dh35 and Dh25, Crate & Barrel

6. On the dot

Emma Bridgewater’s latest collection includes a new range of bakeware that pairs her signature polka dots with gentle shades of blue, yellow and green. From freezer to cooker, on to the table and then back into the fridge, they’re pretty but hardy, too. Dh395, Harvest Home, Dubai