The change of seasons, no matter what else is going on, always makes us want to freshen things up, both by clearing out the old and picking up some new items that spark joy. Spring kitchen accessories and spring cookware are certainly included. The colorful kitchen staples below are some of our favorite things right now.
If you’ve finished up your spring cleaning, it’s definitely time to treat yourself. If your closet is still overflowing and the junk drawer is a mess, well, you could probably still use a little mood booster. These spring kitchen items are not only cheerful, but useful, and they come in a range of prices depending on what you have to spare right now.
Whether you love all things Pioneer Woman or not, you can’t deny this floral Instant Pot is just plain adorable. The watercolor blossoms are perfect for spring, and will make you smile all year—plus, it’s under $50.Buy Now
Yes, you can find cheaper KitchenAid mixers (and in an array of other spring pastels too—not to mention the 2020 color of the year), but this is the pale blue of an araucana egg, and the hobnail bowl is too charming for words. In addition to being super cute, this classic KitchenAid mixer has over 15 attachments you can add on as you go, so it will prove to be a real workhorse in the kitchen.Buy Now
These beautiful scalloped plates come in four pastel colors and are affordable enough that you can buy several sets to mix and match. The petal shape and soft shades recall delicate spring flowers but will last far longer.Buy Now
These steel-core silicone utensils are heat resistant and easy to clean—and they bring a jolt of bright spring sunshine into your kitchen even on a cloudy day. You get a turner, two different spoons, a ladle, a spoontula, an angled spatula, and a silicone brush, all dishwasher-safe (the utensil holder is not included).Buy Now
This robin’s egg blue pitcher is too beautiful to leave in a cabinet, so when you’re not using it for juice or other drinks, fill it with fresh flowers and put it on the table or kitchen counter to cheer you up.Buy Now
While Le Creuset is well-known for their Dutch ovens and French cocottes, they make many other gorgeous enameled cast iron pieces too, like this apricot-colored casserole dish with handles to help take it out of the oven. This shade is called Nectar and, along with Artichaut, is an official new Le Creuset color for spring 2020.Buy Now
Sip your coffee or tea out of these perfect two-tone mugs that recall dip-dyed Easter eggs. They come in a variety of colors, several of which are pastels that coordinate beautifully with each other and look super springy.Buy Now
Chowhounds are big fans of this superlatively named pan; it’s an ideal size and shape for lots of different cooking methods, it includes a glass lid and a stainless steel rack that fits inside the pan, and it comes in saturated colors like this deep green.Buy Now
This 3-tiered serving tray would be the most beautiful centerpiece at a brunch or garden party—and even if we can’t host group gatherings again quite yet, we would totally serve a cheese plate style dinner for one on these.Buy Now
These quilted silicone and cotton potholders and oven mitts are pretty much perfectly engineered to give you the best performance possible (they’re non-slip, thin and flexible, heat resistant up to 650 degrees, and feature both magnets and loops for hanging them). Plus, they come in four lovely colors, like this spring sky blue. Note: Due to COVID-19-related warehouse closures, these are temporarily unavailable, but you can sign up to be notified when that changes.Buy Now
Glass storage containers with snap-on lids are practical. These fit the bill, but also sport painted spring flowers that make them beautiful too.Buy Now
If you’re a fan of “The Great British Baking Show,” you’ll know these geometric-patterned bowls on sight—but even if you’ve never heard of a soggy bottom, you’ll melt for the soft shades covering these timeless stoneware pieces, including a powder pink and a powder blue. They have a legacy stretching back to 1800, but are thoroughly modern in that they’re dishwasher and microwave safe!Buy Now
Hand towels just might be the easiest way to update your kitchen for spring. This one is covered in flowers since it is the season. Why is there a tiger too? Why not?Buy Now
If you’re in the market for new cookware, this set in a fetching terracotta-pink (hence the official “perracotta” name of the color) isn’t just stylish—it’s made from non-stick ceramic that’s healthier for you and for the planet. You get a 10.5-inch frying pan, lidded sauce pan, lidded saute pan, and Dutch oven in this set. And it comes in other colors like Sage, Navy, and Cream.Buy Now
How pretty are these sunburst trivets?! They are made of enameled cast iron (as you’d expect from Le Creuset) and are pretty enough to leave out even when you don’t have a hot pot or pan to deposit.Buy Now
Brittany Loggins wrote the original version of this post. It has been updated with new links, text, and images.
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