You’ve seen it in shirts. You’ve seen it on dresses. You’ve heard it used as a trendy excuse for letting one’s roots grow a little too long and ends get a little too fried.
Ombre is everywhere — although it’s technically a term for the effect resulting from the repeated dipping of an object or material into dye in a manner that gradually goes from dark to light in a progressive fashion, it can basically apply to anything that goes from high saturation to pastel in a rational way.
While the effect is incredibly popular in blues, turquoises and teals given its water-like properties, it’s equally stunning in other colors as well. We took a spin around Etsy today, looking for the best in handmade ombre goods, and turned up a quartet of household goodies that will be fashionable in and of themselves long after the ombre apparel trend is shown the door.
The Etsy shopÂ o ME and o MYÂ introduces a striking set of ombre and gold-tipped serving utensils (above), whileÂ GardenmisÂ applies a chevron pattern to its lavender sachets with a similar color undulation (below).
Ever-so-comfy is the 20″ teal pillow hand-dyed byÂ Dre Gets Crafty, as is the bright orange made-to-order series of ombre rugs — not dissimilar to the sun itself, actually — available atÂ Green at Heart RugsÂ (both, below).
Happy shopping, trendsetters!