In interior design, you may find fruit baskets containing bananas, apples, and pears to brighten up a white Kitchen, or just the kitchen in general. Having a Fruit Basket in the kitchen shows there’s life in the home. It’s something edible that has to be eaten before it gets too old and moldy, so it gives an indication that there are people living in the house and that it is an active traffic area.

However, having a fruit basket with apples, pears, and bananas can quickly get old in the design department, so you may be looking to explore new fruits to give your kitchen a new look.

Of course, red apples, green pears, and yellow bananas work well together to provide a colorful combination that’s fresh and predictable. It is truly a combination of fruits that is hard to beat, especially when it comes to creating a beautiful combination of colors that make any kitchen pop. But if you're currently sitting in a white kitchen and you need something exciting in your fruit bowl to make it stand out, don’t be scared to try something new.

Think outside of the box

Luckily for you, many fruits don’t need to be stored in the fridge and you can pretty much go to the Grocery Store and pick whatever color you like -- just make sure that you can eat them so it’s worth your money. If you're looking for a darker color for your fruit bowl, consider a purple plum.

Plums have a shelf life of a couple of days, if not a whole week, and this would be a great solution if you're looking for something dark to highlight many of the lighter colors that you get at the supermarket. If you are looking for something bright, consider getting some fresh peaches that are orange, yellow, and red.

Mix fruits and vegetables

If you put a dark purple plum next to a colorful peach, you will truly have a fruit bowl that sings in harmony. If you are looking for something green but don't want to go with an apple, you could always consider adding a couple of limes to your fruit bowl. Limes and lemons don't have to be stored in the fridge.

In this regard, it is not a design crime to mix vegetables and fruits in your fruit bowl for your kitchen, as long as the vegetables can be stored at room temperature.

You can also go completely exotic and buy a pineapple for the kitchen. Pineapples can provide an interesting texture, look, and even a sweet smell. It is something worth trying if you want to get something new and exciting into the kitchen other than apples and bananas.

What would you put in the ideal fruit bowl for your kitchen? What are the most beautiful combinations of fruits and vegetables that you have put together to create your fruit basket?