Trending Now: Lilac Housewares That Deserve a Spot on Your Wedding Registry
If you're a bit of a minimalist when it comes to your living space, adding color, even in small doses, can seem a little scary. We've all seen examples of how adding too much or the wrong color can make a room look way too busy and unrefined. But when brought into a space in the right way, impactful splashes of color can add personality and charm to any room in your home. Among our current favorite hues to work into household décor is one we've seen trending in the fashion world a lot lately: lilac. Although it's a hue that is oft-attributed to the romantic and feminine, there are lots of ways to work it into your home's current color palette so that it reads like a modern neutral.
One of the biggest tricks to not having lilac come off as ultra-girly is to introduce it into your space in unexpected places and by using unique textures. Instead of opting for it in traditional patterns and styles (think: classic rimmed china or piped throw pillows), look for modern silhouettes and clean lines. A faceted lilac vase, for instance, or a super thin-lined picture frame read as fresh rather than fussy.
Another way to keep lilac feeling current is to choose pieces that incorporate modern materials. Try looking for lilac housewares that feature more contemporary accents, such as metallic copper and gold or even cement and wood. Once you've found the right pieces, you'll see that it's surprisingly easy to work pops of lilac into each and every room in your home.
All of this is to say that there's no reason to be scared of this soft purple hue. If you're ready to embrace it, we've chosen some of our favorite lilac pieces for your wedding registry—click through to get inspired.
If you've never contemplated pastel flatware before, this super-sleek set will change your mind. An obvious choice for a spring table, we also think they can be used year-round.
Shop Now: Gugrida Luxury Flatware, $13.99 for a 5-piece setting, amazon.com.
Cozy Throw Blanket
Whether you like to curl up on the couch while you binge-watch your favorite television show or as you complete the Sunday morning crossword puzzle, this pretty purple throw blanket will help make your favorite self-care activity that much cozier.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Solid Faux Fur Throw Blanket, $130, macys.com.
There are two things you can never have too many of in life: serving bowls and trays (we promise you'll use both regularly). This serving bowl is versatile enough to use for anything from gazpacho to guacamole and everything in-between.
Shop Now: Pantone Universe Bowl in Keepsake Lilac, $55.01, amazon.com.
Mini Waffle Maker
The cutest little waffle maker we've ever seen, this is perfect for Sunday brunch for two (just add mimosas).
Shop Now: Urban Outfitters Mini Waffle Maker, $18, urbanoutfitters.com.
Add some soft lilac to your bedding with these textured Belgian linen sheets. They'd look especially good when paired with a dusty rose linen duvet cover.
Shop Now: West Elm Belgian Flax Melange Sheet Set, starting at $35.20, westelm.com.
These candy-colored glasses will immediately bring some brightness to your tablescape or backyard BBQ. They're great for serving everything from lemonade to your favorite cocktail.
Shop Now: Food52 French Picardie Pastel Tumblers, $36 for 6, food52.com.
A variegated lilac glaze paired with a gold rim means these dinner plates can easily be dressed up or down—use them for everyday or bring them out during a dinner party.
Shop Now: Anthropologie Gilded Lilac Dinner Plates, $26, anthropologie.com.
Yes, even the most utilitarian of household pieces can be pretty. Use this in your bathroom to beautify a space that can often be neglected.
Shop Now: Urban Outfitters Round Top Step Trash Can, $24, urbanoutfitters.com.
This pretty carafe functions however you want it to—from just looking pretty on a styled shelf to actually holding liquids.
Shop Now: Pigeon Toe Ceramics Simple Carafe, $68, pigeontoeceramics.com.
For those who lack closet space, this clothing rack in an unexpected lilac with wood accents is perfect for your overflow problems.
Shop Now: Urban Outfitters "Cameron" Clothing Rack, $149, urbanoutfitters.com.
This graphic rug perfectly demonstrates how lilac can be used in a modern way, especially when paired with complementary colors.
Shop Now: Food52 Shapes Rug, starting at $300, food52.com.
Bring your favorite color into every room of the house—bathroom included! This lilac-hued option will brighten up any space.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection High Low Lattice Bath Rug, $50, macys.com.
If your bathroom sink area is constantly getting slimy from leaving that bar of soap on it, you're going to need to register for this beautiful modern soap dish ASAP.
Shop Now: Pigeon Toe Ceramics "Zigazagah" Soap Dish, $46, pigeontoeceramics.com.
Everyone needs a quality saucepan, so you might as well register for one that's so pretty you'll want to leave it on your stove year-round.
Shop Now: Dansk Kobenstyle Pastels Saucepan, $80, food52.com.
Who says you can't register for wallpaper? Not us! This abstract brushstroke pattern has only the faintest hint of lilac to subtly transform any wall in your home.
Shop Now: Anthropologie "Dashing" Wallpaper, $88, anthropologie.com.
This matte lilac vase is just the right size for a branchy, statement-making arrangement in your entryway or dining table.
Shop Now: CB2 Kupa Lilac Vase, $19.95, cb2.com.
Add a little kitsch to your living room with this retro-style record player in a playful shade of lilac.
Shop Now: Crosley "Cruiser" Record Player, $79, urbanoutfitters.com.