The Modern Magic of the Gradient Trend – Our Best Psychedelic Finds

Fun fact: I’m obsessed with slopes† I love them so much that I regularly have to ask myself if I really like something or if clicking “add to cart” is just a Pavlovian response to the mesmerizing microcosm of colors of a gradient object. The design world also has gradient fever – the psychedelic patterns appear everywhere from wall art and puzzles to rugs and glassware. Gradient designs have a magical way of adding depth, color and a retro vibe to interior spaces, so it’s no wonder their rainbow-like hues are irresistible to design aficionados everywhere. Want to experiment with the groovy design trend yourself? Read on for our favorite gradient articles. Visit the Design Milk Shop for more modern ombre finds!

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Fade Journal by Studio Snerd

Here’s the gradient paper you never knew you needed. Made in Seattle with 100% post-consumer recycled paper, recyclable aluminum wiring, and vegetarian inks, this dotted journal from Studio Snerd is the perfect home for your thoughts, doodles, and everyday tasks. Its tagless, two-handed design and gorgeous cotton candy-tinted gradient sleeves make it a universal favorite.

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heaven love puzzleSky Love puzzle from SONNESS
Each stripe of this 1000 piece puzzle from SOONNESS is its own abstract gradient – making it a hefty and healthy challenge for puzzlers. Our advice? Rather than trying to match shapes, sort the pieces by color and embrace the meditative journey of assembling this beauty. You’ll want to have a frame ready to show off your work once it’s complete!

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sugahara glassesMedium wine red and indigo BICO glass by SGHR Sugahara
These two-tone glasses from the Japanese glassware brand Sugahara bring the gradient look to your kitchen. Each BICO glass is handcrafted by expert artisans and is one of a kind – a seamless blend of deep indigo and wine red hues that take on a paler appearance once you fill the glass. And just wait for them to catch the light and cast colorful shadows on your tabletop.

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ribbed incense holderCloud 9 Clay Ribbed Incense Holder
This ribbed incense holder was handcrafted and thrown on a wheel by ceramist Peyton Flynn in her Philadelphia studio. Even more impressive, Flynn paints her gradients by hand, creating a stunning and smooth transition between fiery reds and oranges.

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areaware gradient puzzle1000 Piece Gradient Puzzle – Purple/Teal by Areaware
This captivating cool-toned puzzle designed by Bryce Wilner for Areaware will have you wondering where purple ends and blue begins. The imperceptible mix between the cosmic purple and teal hues of this gradient puzzle makes putting it together quite a challenge, but with time, patience and a can-do attitude, puzzlers will be proud to discover the array of radiant hues of master this puzzle.

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jaw crusher coastersJawbreaker Coaster Set by Pretti.Cool
We love the marbled effect on these Jawbreaker Coasters from Pretti.Cool. Created by combining color pigments in concrete, each coaster has its own unique color gradient story to tell. Designer Mike Garman has thought of everything: the concrete material has a modern, practical look that won’t stick to your drink, and the cork base makes it easy to slide them across your table without scratching.

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sea ​​of ​​cortez printSea of ​​Cortez print by Carley Rudd
A photographic representation of nature’s gradient, Carley Rudd’s Sea of ​​Cortez print perfectly combines the soothing effects of gazing at the sea and the captivating tranquility of a gradient design. The natural ombre effect of its serene blues and the calming, biophilic effects it has on indoor spaces make this print a welcome addition to any room in the house.

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circle gradient print

Circle Gradient Print by Ryan Carl for Evermade
Created in honor of Earth Hour (the annual global movement that encourages us to let non-essential electric bulbs expire for an hour), Ryan Carl’s Circle Gradient features a modern, bold aesthetic that will make a colorful statement on your wall. Loosely defined by a subtle blue to green gradient, the focal point of the minimal circle softly fades into the cobalt blue background color of the piece – creating a sense of visual harmony that is key to the appeal of gradients.
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dis moss carpetDis Moss Rug from Heymat
Inspired by the radiant hues of a forest floor, the gradient design on Heymat’s Dis Moss Rug evolves from deep lush green, rich gold to pale yellow. The rug’s striking color spectrum offers plenty of ways to style it alongside existing decor (click here for more color tips), and the durable, low-maintenance design makes it a joy to live with.

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toast merino throwToast Merino Throw by Studio Variously
For gradient skeptics who prefer to keep their color palette understated, the Toast Merino Throw from Studio Variously offers a soft and approachable spectrum of neutral tones. This luxurious throw is handmade by female artisans using plush merino yarn and hand-dipped in eco-friendly dyes to achieve the subtle gradient effect. We recommend draping these over a sofa or accent chair to let the warm ombre design and fringe details do the talking.

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gradient wallpaperPink Ombre Wallpaper by Tempaper
Turn your living space into a pastel dreamscape with this Pink Ombre Wallpaper from Tempaper. We are obsessed with the look of the brushstroke design and the elegance and whimsy it adds to its cloud-like aesthetic. Did we mention that Tempaper is completely removable? So you can bring this dreamy gradient to your walls without risking your deposit.

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Alexa is a commercial editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound Phoebe. Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums, a longtime art and design lover. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shopping picks, she may be buried in a book, watching reality TV, or going on an adventure in her town with her partner and pup.

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