Yesterday Cambria and I spent a day in Chicago at the International Home + Housewares Show, the massive annual trade show where new products for the kitchen and home are introduced. There's always a dizzying array of stuff on display, much of it not worth mentioning, but we spotted a few gems we thought worth telling you about.
And we're starting with everyone's favorite little tidbit: the new KitchenAid mixer colors for 2013! Vibrant green, bubblegum pink, and read on to see a photo of the Watermelon...
The Canopy Green color is a vibrant emerald, similar to Pantone's "color of the year" (a green we saw frequently at the show this year).
The pink is a frothy bubblegum pink, one that's already being sold at Target under the color name "Flamingo." They called it "Cranberry" at the show, a name I find a bit confusing (I think of cranberry as a deeper red...?).
The final new color was Watermelon, seen above. It's a very pretty, fresh coral that also feels just a tiny bit retro. It stood out to me in the sea of colors, even before I knew it was a new one.
Our favorite, though, was the Emerald, which did look so cheery and bright.
Are you in the market for a stand mixer? Do any of these colors appeal to you? Stay tuned for more from Housewares — especially when it comes to mixers! KitchenAid is super popular, but they're about to get some competition from unexpected directions!
(Image: Faith Durand & Cambria Bold)