I Heart Colour

Is there anything more lovely than colourful gifts? You’ll notice I don’t feature too many austere gift ideas on the Canadian Gift Guide, and that ‘rainbow palettes’ is probably one of my more frequently used terms for the ideas I pick out. If you’re with me on the colour train, than you’ll totally appreciate today’s eye candy choices, all of which come in electrifying shades across the spectrum. Enjoy!

French Bull Kitchen Accessories – $8+
Your kitchen is one of the best places to add an intense pattern or colour pop – no one’s going to scoff when you pull out a multi-coloured chevron Lazy Susan or serve up salad with a set of shatter-proof swirly tongs. Perfect for parties or simply to bring a smile to your everyday, the French Bull collection is a seriously impressive entry into the world of colour, and makes for a great hostess or housewarming choice. I’ve seen their products pop up all over the place online and locally, so check your local specialty kitchen or housewares shop first and foremost. Alternatively, you can order from French Bull directly (their shipping fees are a little on the high side for me), or check out Canadian shop Golda’s Kitchen for select pieces.

MyWalit Wallets & Accessories – $19+
Winning the award for most colourful purveyor of fine leather goods is MyWalit, one of my most beloved European brands. If you’ve ever encountered a MyWalit product, you’ll know that not only are they ridiculously soft, they’re also insanely bright and eye-catching (although they do offer slightly more subdued options with just a pop of colour). Diggin’ their colourful wallets? Be sure to check out their full line of stunning bags for lads & ladies. In terms of shipping, you’re getting the goodies from Europe if you order from ’em directly, so be prepared for slightly hefty shipping costs. That being said, I first encountered MyWalit at a Canadian gift store, so I know for a fact you can snap it up in shops here! Contact ’em for details.

Lulu’s Galaxy Custom Rainbow Ombre Hair Extensions – $69 for two
Interested in trying out the ombre hair craze but not ready to fully commit? Human hair extensions dyed in vibrant hues can give your hair a waterfall of colour for a special night out, or whenever you’re feeling keen to indulge in your wild side for a week or two. Lulu’s Galaxy has over 100 options for lengths, combinations and styles, all of which are customizable to match your hair or match your fantasy colour trial. Consider picking up sets for your bridesmaids to wear on your stagette night out!

American Apparel Opaque Pantyhose – $17 each
American Apparel is pretty much a colour lover’s paradise, known for producing their basics and not-so-basics in every colour of the rainbow, no more so than with their signature opaque tights. I own a few pairs myself and I can tell you, not only are they incredibly high quality (I have yet to run a pair), they also come in any colour to work with just about any outfit you can imagine. An awesome choice for a friend that’s collecting them all!

Brooklynn Leitch Photography Prints – $35 each
Finally, my inspiration for today, as suggested to me by a reader – some gorgeous abstract art prints from up-and-coming Canadian photographer Brooklynn Leitch. At just seventeen years old, Brooklynn’s beautiful photos capture colour in motion, and would make a stunning addition to anyone’s home or office (can’t you just get picture getting lost in one while brainstorming?) Best of all, her prints are actually super affordable, making them an ideal pick for students looking to freshen up their first apartment and parents looking for an abstract statement piece for their newly renovated den. Full of drama, personality, and life, these pretty prints are the ultimate colourful home decor accent!

Diggin’ Brooklynn’s prints? You can actually win the print of your choice, simply by doing the following:

1) Leave a comment by October 29th on which print from Brooklynn Leitch’s shop you’re most in love with – also known as, the one you’d pick if you were the lucky winner!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around October 30th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Pin it to win it. Pin as many of Brooklynn’s prints as you wish to Pinterest and leave links in the comments below to earn some bonus entries!


56 Responses to “I Heart Colour”
  1. JENNIFER HART says:


  2. I love learning about new things from your blog! Brooklyn’s photos are amazing and my favourite is the Coloured Forest.

  3. Stella says:

    Old flame!

  4. Holly Sproule says:

    I really like Old Flame!!

  5. stellar says:

    I love Red Ribbons!

  6. John Crawley says:

    I love ‘Smoke’, which as she says invokes serenity

  7. Dreena says:

    “Coloured Forest” is amazing!

  8. I like the Smoke – Original Photography 8 x 10″

  9. sean pynaert says:

    coloured forest

  10. Awlmyn says:

    Such amazing talent! I love “Question”, so pretty!

  11. Lucky1 says:

    I would pick “Question”, no question about it! 😉

  12. Dee says:

    I love Old Flame

  13. Susan says:

    Wonderful to see this Etsy shop for a Canadian girl from Ontario, Canada! My favourite print is Question — loves those purples!
    Thanks for some more great and colourful finds. I really like the psychedelic cake plate and the hot pink wallet too. #CGG

  14. Mr. Rake says:

    I find Old Flame to be most interesting as its sheer bedazzelishissness truly captivates the eye of the beholder. This is some of the most eccentric photography I have ever witnessed and I would like to congratulate this Brooklynn for her auspicious work. Truly marvelous. (Applause)

  15. Debbie Petch says:

    I love the blue, yellow and green one.

  16. Gail says:

    I love the purple one

  17. Leah M says:

    I like “old flame”

  18. Sandra P says:

    Question would be my choice.

  19. Patricia says:

    Coloured Forest is the one I would like to live with

  20. Caroline says:

    I like the Blue Depth. I could look at that one for hours, it grabs me!

  21. brenda lacourciere says:

    Blue Depth – Original Photography 8 x 10″ is the print I would love to own.

  22. mcmc says:

    I really like Coloured Forest.

  23. Donna L. says:

    Coloured Forest is lovely

  24. julia g says:

    My favourite is Question.

  25. julia g says:


  26. Sarah says:

    Freeze – it reminds me of veins.

  27. lisa bolduc says:

    i like the Blue Depth one. it would go with my blue kitchen

  28. darlene boyle says:


  29. Hannah says:


  30. Brook says:

    Blue Depth would look fantastic on my wall!

  31. kathy wilson says:


  32. melinda walker says:


  33. Jessica Lord says:

    Coloured Forest is my favorite

  34. I would pick the red ribbons because i love the black and red!

  35. Hayden says:

    Red Ribbons

  36. beewbedard says:

    Dark Days – Original Photography 8 x 10″

  37. Sadie says:

    Bush 🙂

  38. ginette4 says:

    I love them all but the one I like the most is the Coloured Forest

  39. sandy says:

    I’d love Coloured Forest. It would look great in my house. 🙂

  40. Annabelle says:


  41. aimee says:

    red ribbons is great

  42. Nancy says:

    the coloured forest is the one I like most

  43. fifaleaf says:

    I like “Smoke”

  44. Sherri F says:

    I love the Blue Depth photo!

  45. Elizabeth B says:

    Question is my favorite

  46. Rowena says:


  47. Karen says:

    The coloured forest is great!

  48. Sophia says:

    Such a difficult decision to choose my favourite because they are all beautiful! But if I had to choose, I think Smoke is the one I love most.

  49. Jayne Cameron says:

    Smoke is very nice…

  50. Candida says:

    Red Ribbons for sure.

  51. Kelly P says:

    Blue Depth is my absolute fav but Question is beautiful too!

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