Rose tinted glasses: Retro coloured glass is trending again

Standard Hotel These modern stained glass windoes at the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach a

These modern stained glass windoes at the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach a beautiful example of why perfectly mid-century coloured glass is in trend.

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These modern stained glass windoes at the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach a beautiful example of why perfectly mid-century coloured glass is in trend.

Colourful glass has been around for thousands of years, beginning with the ancient Egyptians, according to The Stained Glass Association of America.

And of course, lovers of historic architecture know stained glass windows can be found in many an old religious building.

I grew up attending a church that had the most fabulous colour block-stained glass windows that might have felt a bit dated during my childhood but now look perfectly mid-century and dare I say, on trend!

As much as I appreciate the colourful glass of decades (and centuries and millennia) past, right now I’m obsessing over the brightly hued drinking glasses, bottles, decanters and cake stands of today that are elegant, delicate and most importantly, fun.

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With colours spanning the entire rainbow and beyond, there is always a way to add a bit of whimsy to your tabletop whatever your preferred palette.

Coloured glass more recently had its heyday in the ’50s and ’60s, when it was brought into homes in a big way. However, I would classify coloured glass as a newly returned trend for 2021, and I for one am tickled pink.

The colours have been revamped to include softer pastel shades, beautiful jewel tones and modern shapes that are as exciting to look at as they are to use.

As a new traditionalist (and as someone who believes in the more is more mantra of decor) I am all for another way to bring a pop of colour and excitement to my home.

Coloured glass is a jewel on your table and in your cabinet. When you are done elevating your tabletops, colourful glassware is the perfect addition to a glass or open-door cabinet display.

Don’t worry if you can’t decide on one colour for your home. Mixing and matching is not only accepted, but strongly encouraged.