Published on September 9, 2019

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Photography by Barbara Franzò

Blue marble countertops. Brass backsplashes. Every cabinet a different hue. Some of the most exciting kitchen trends these days are all about being bold, but sometimes, going from white subway tile to pink terrazzo is too scary of a jump (or simply an unrealistic one). At their core, though, these decor ideas are all about making the everyday a little more joyful, and who wants to miss out on that? Luckily, color-blocked glassware achieves the same thing without having to demo a wall. 

Besides, it’s okay to take baby steps. We don’t swap out our sofa every time Pantone announces a shade of the moment—we add a few throw pillows. Upgrading your bland drinking glasses and water pitchers is the same idea: As you infuse your shelves with more playfulness, adopting color becomes less intimidating. What we love about color-blocked glassware, in particular, is that you don’t have to adhere to one specific palette. Clashing is the goal. So dip your toes into a brighter universe with these nine cheery pieces.

If you’re not ready for fall yet…

This caipirinha jug makes a strong case for summer drinks, no matter the season.

If you’re really into Rothko…

Drinking glass or modern art? You decide. One thing’s for sure: This handcrafted tumbler won’t go unnoticed.

If you always have Jelly Bellys stashed away…

These rainbow drinking glasses with contrasting trim look like candy—and suit everyday drinks just as well as a fancy sundae.

If you’re a sucker for a good sunset…

These ombre options will always remind you to appreciate the day’s golden hour.

If you make lemonade when life gives you lemons…

This bright and sunny jug is an everlasting pick-me-up.

If cocktail parties are your specialty…

With every goblet a different trio of hues, no one will ever get drinks mixed up at your party.

If you always leave room for a digestif…

Pour yourself a sip of whiskey or amaro in one of these bicolored cups. The question is, which side will you use?

If you’re always thirsty…

Never wake up parched in the middle of the night again with this color-blocked carafe-and-cup duo on your nightstand.

If you want a vase that sits pretty even sans flowers…

This vibrant number comes in four colorways to complement any shelf, buffet, or coffee table.

Discover more drinkware we love:
It’s High Time We Treated Our Glassware as Art
All I Want Is to Be the Kind of Person Who Has Matching Glassware
24 Stylish Glassware Ideas, Because You Deserve a Matching Set

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