Ikea has long been a mainstay for streamlined furnishings, but a new line debuting this month proves that even the cleanest canvasses can be itching for color. 10-gruppen, the Swedish design company best known for the bold patterns it created in the 1970s, has teamed up with the blue-bag brand to unveil a collection that is anything but basic. Honestly, it's kind of refreshing.
A palette of bright blue, emerald green, and sunny yellow intertwines with black and white backdrops throughout the Avsiktlig line, which ranges from smaller items like art cards and throw pillows to larger pieces like chairs and duvets. And if those color choices weren't playful enough, they actually comprise 14 different patterns — like multi-hued zigzags and mazes of stripes — that showcase the designer's decades-old tradition to have a little fun with a blank slate. And since items range from $2.99 to $269, anyone can take part in the party, too.
Whether you decide to use one piece to make a statement, or you pair a few together to go all out, this collection is primed to make you rethink your love of minimalism. Here are our picks for your style revolution.
Chair ( $79.00 )
Tray ( $7.99 )
Loveseat ( $269 )
Duvet Cover and Pillowcase ( $29.99 )
Set of Three Boxes ($12.99)
Multicolored Cushion ( $3.99 )
Rug ( $49.99)