MT Casa: Three Ways To Add Temporary Colour


Since I graduated from university I’ve lived in rented apartments, so I’m always delighted to discover design ideas that offer the opportunity to bring temporary colour into a space. MT Casa, an initiative from the folks behind the much loved MT Washi Tape, provides one such solution with tape that is designed to be used across household objects and walls. I especially love the idea of covering kitchen cabinets or ugly appliances with a bold colour block stripe; the perfect way to add a personalised touch to a rented kitchen. If you’re happy with your kitchen, why not try the tape on a pair of lampshades either side of the sofa or to make a statement from a basic coffee table? I think this is a fun way to add interest and creativity to affordable pieces of furniture – ideal when you’re just starting out! MT Casa tape is also great for bringing smaller quirky colour touches into your home – I couldn’t help but smile when I saw those piano keys adorned with brightly coloured tape. Are any of these playful colour ideas capturing your imagination, friends?

// Photography by MT Casa


  • Reply lenya January 31, 2013 at 1:50 am

    loooooooooving the tape over the piano keys – how unexpected!

  • Reply tim@designmaze January 31, 2013 at 3:54 am

    can’t believe that’s all tapes! must take a while to do them but what an impactful way to inject color in a space, especially when in a rental where you can’t do anything permanent to the walls!

    are you taping in your home MR?

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 31, 2013 at 7:54 am

      @Tim – In my home office to bring colour to the bookshelf and magazine files! πŸ™‚

  • Reply jon January 31, 2013 at 6:06 am

    i wish i had plain smooth walls- my walls are all textured, which makes these types of stickers look bad. ugh. otherwise i’d be taping up EVERYTHING!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 31, 2013 at 7:53 am

      @Jon – That’s annoying! Guess you’ll have to stick to appliances and furniture for now, which is still fun! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Abbey@Gild&grace January 31, 2013 at 10:22 am

    What a clever idea Will! Loving those pink striped cupboards πŸ™‚

  • Reply Hege January 31, 2013 at 10:26 am

    You’ve got to love masking tape! I think it’s brilliant that they have got larger once out now! Nice post. hx

  • Reply Tina from A Few Pretty Things January 31, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I love the kitchen, what a fun and cute idea!

  • Reply Preciously Me January 31, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I love this colorful kitchen!!!
    Perfect to brighten your day!

  • Reply Sammy FROM STELLA + CHARLIE January 31, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    the piano literally made my day!

  • Reply allie January 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Are there any sites in English to buy these tapes?

  • Reply tina @ colourliving January 31, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Oh, didn’t know Washimatta site.. thanks for that.

    Wow, MT mega mania has well and truly arrived. I’ve seen some great applications on flooring… don’t know about all theses applications but I love the initiative to show people what can be done… you are absolutely right about rental places. That’s certainly one way of modifying.

    Have a great trip. No doubt you’ll rock!! x

  • Reply Elli @studio34e blog February 1, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Oh my!!!! I love the pink stripes!!!And th piano idea .. adorable!!!
    Great post my friend!!!
    So happy!
    Have a nice weekend!

  • Reply Something Gorgeous February 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    It looks amazing but I don’t think I could be so brave. G.x

  • Reply Margarida February 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I love this! I saw the MT Casa at the Top Drawer and I thought this would be perfect for my room – in a rented house!

  • Reply Hampshire Furniture February 4, 2013 at 11:52 am

    This is a really interesting concept. I know that Washi tape is hugely popular in crafting so it’s great to see craft and interiors merge to create a really cool, contemporary look. I’d be frightened of taping my cabinets in rented accommodation but it’s definitely something I’d do if I owned a place.

  • Reply RACHEL February 5, 2013 at 2:30 am

    I’ve been using MT Casa tape in my upstairs studio and I am absolutely smitten. It is so easy to use and it leaves no damage or residue. I could go washi tape crazy on my walls over here!

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