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This Inspired Line Made Me a Colored Glass Convert

Inspired by Mexico City.
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I’ve been a longtime advocate of neutral and monochromatic glasses and tabletop essentials. That is, until I came across an absolutely stunning line of tinted glassware by Swiss designer Julie Richoz and Nouvel Studio. Inspired by the vibrant palette of Mexico City, the collection marries contrasting layers of transparent and opaque glass, which result in a dynamic finish that is nothing short of inspired.

This brand isn’t the only one leading the tinted glassware trend. From vases to pitchers and everything in between, colorful glassware is on the rise, found within the recently released spring collections of HAY, IKEA, and the MoMA Design Shop, to name a few. This got me thinking, Perhaps I should give this trend a second chance. With that, I set out to uncover the fresh and creative renditions of colored glass, found in the newest collections to have hit the design scene. Read on for the products that have convinced me to ditch clear glass for good.

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Ombré Juice Glasses, MoMA, $8

With its delicately ribbed detail and cheeky ombre finish, these vibrant glasses were made for summer entertaining.

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Caipirinha Jugs, Ichendorf Milano, $135

Handblown and designed in Italy, these delicate pitchers are versatile enough for both hot and cold liquids.

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Tricolore Vase SH2, Sebastian Herkner for andTradition, $699

Upgrade your floral display with an artful vase that can give its contents a run for their money.

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Glass Tumbler, Mosser Glass, $16

Fact: Cocktails will look and taste significantly better when served in colorful tumblers.

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Hobnail Juice Glasses, Anthropologie, $24

A subtle pop of color with a little textured detailing can go a long way, especially when it comes to elevating the everyday.

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Moroccan Vase, HAY, from $55

I love the versatility of HAY’s Moroccan glass and vase series, as well as the daring two-tone palette of the line.

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Glass Straws, Juiceglass, $36–$39

If you prefer your colorful glass more in subtle form, these delicate straws are prime for adding just the right touch of personality.

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Bedside Carafe, Anna Karlin, $210

Anna Karlin’s bedside carafe has been a prominent fixture of many bedside tables and for good reason. With a color-block pattern fueled by muted pastels, it’s an understated accent piece that still speaks volumes.

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Homespun Medium Venetian Glass, Alex Papachristidis, $150

If you prefer your staples with a subtle hint of pattern, this handmade pair with its white-and-violet twist is just the thing.

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Floe Tealight Holder, Ramírez i Carrillo for Normann Copenhagen, $18

I’m swooning over this dainty tealight holder and its charming splash of color.

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Bump Vase, Tom Dixon, $260

Tom Dixon’s iconic Bump series is composed of an artful balance of shape and color, manifested by way of a tubular encasing over a manipulated conical center that’s all kinds of cool.

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Ridge Kitchen Small Pitcher, Visibility, $40

The beauty is in the details with this handblown pitcher, which features a rippled handle that emulates a wave-like effect.

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Glass Tea Cups, MoMA, $54

Teatime calls for a whimsical spin, courtesy of this eclectic set comprising a diverse array of colorful tea cups.

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Anna has a penchant for travel, fresh flowers, and books. You can usually find her on some sort of culinary adventure, seeking the best burgers or waffles in the city.