Trend Alert—Gingham Chic

Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, PB Teen, Zazzle

If like me, you’ve not thought about gingham for more than a country minute, now’s the time to re-evaluate this classic small check pattern in alternating colors. This Spring, designers have gone gung-ho for gingham but from a contemporary point-of-view. Across the design spectrum, this trend checks out as a fresh way to pattern up and have a little fun as you do.

Pottery Barn

In a trendy palette of blue, green, yellow and crisp bright white, Gingham salad plates are an affordable way to try the trend and liven up solid color dinnerware. Set/4-$28.


To add bold graphic pattern to any room, create a focal point wall with Gingham wallpaper or frame a large piece as wall art. Made in the USA. In four colors. $78 per roll that covers 56 square feet.


This Gingham table lamp is more uptown than down on the farm with its simple cylinder shade in a grass-green/white check and contemporary matte silver base. $44.95.

Etsy Studio

In Popsicle® bright hues, Gingham ceramic drawer pulls and knobs add little licks of colors to everything from cabinets and furniture to storage bins and trunks. $3.80 each.

PB Teen

On Pottery Barn’s Teen website, you can often find good deals on trendy decor that works not only for kids but for adults, too. Like these Classic Gingham cotton percale sheets in a contemporary navy/white and gray/white palette. Oeko-Tex® certified, too, which means they’re tested in a third-party lab and verified to be free from over 300 harmful substances. XL Twin/Full/Queen sets/$24.99-$109.


Put your most stylish foot forward with the Summer gingham entry mat. Crafted of all-natural coir fiber, this mat is hand-stenciled in a navy/white gingham check with fade-resistant dyes. Price includes a single letter monogram. $79.

Society 6

Last but not least, what are the coolest mobile phones wearing this Spring? The Plaid World’s Gingham Plaid iPhone case. This flexible plastic hard case come in colors ranging from hot pink and tangerine to navy and hunter green. No doubt about it, this unexpected take on the trend is designed to give everyone something to talk about. $35.99