122: Colored Glass Accents

by MJ Gourd


Colored glass has a mesmerizing, almost majestic, quality to it. Think of the transformative, kaleidoscopic effect of a church stained glass window! An obvious example, but we tend to forget that there’s a real place for it in domestic interiors. While colored glass has been popular for centuries, when used in the right places it can bring a vintage style to a space, while still feeling modern and cutting-edge. Whether through the subtle beauty in a collection of tinted vases, the ethereal effect of soft, tonal lighting, bright tile and floor accents, or a jewellike doorknob, colored glass can be both a striking and nuanced design element that can lift a space, without overpowering it.

This classic stained glass window transforms this beautiful bathroom without overwhelming the space and compliments the stunning claw foot tub perfectly, highlighting it's vintage qualities.

This classic stained glass window transforms this beautiful bathroom without overwhelming the space and compliments the stunning claw foot tub perfectly, highlighting it's vintage qualities.

Here is an example of the subtle yet ethereal quality of colored glass. This set of table lamps adds both color and continuity to this inviting bedroom.

Here is an example of the subtle yet ethereal quality of colored glass. This set of table lamps adds both color and continuity to this inviting bedroom.

The hint of color in this colored glass backsplash is just enough to lift the space above it's routine, adding depth and visual interest to the space.

The hint of color in this colored glass backsplash is just enough to lift the space above it's routine, adding depth and visual interest to the space.

Whatever your design inclinations, one cannot ignore the dramatic impact of these modern pendant lights. 

Whatever your design inclinations, one cannot ignore the dramatic impact of these modern pendant lights. 

This colorful grouping of colored glass jugs is a simple example of how together, the objects have a dramatic impact that individual pieces alone wouldn't have. 

This colorful grouping of colored glass jugs is a simple example of how together, the objects have a dramatic impact that individual pieces alone wouldn't have. 

Lighting is an easy yet impactful way to introduce color, and colored glass, into a space. Whether it's table lamps, pendant lighting or a chandelier, they can go from a subtle glow to a brilliant splash of color.

Lighting is an easy yet impactful way to introduce color, and colored glass, into a space. Whether it's table lamps, pendant lighting or a chandelier, they can go from a subtle glow to a brilliant splash of color.

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This crystal door knob makes a beautiful decorative statement. Imagine this striking knob not just on a door, but a nightstand or closet door!

This crystal door knob makes a beautiful decorative statement. Imagine this striking knob not just on a door, but a nightstand or closet door!

Okay, so it's technically not colored, but jewellike door knob exemplifies the magical, mesmerizing power of glass. I don't know whether I'd install it, or wear it!

Okay, so it's technically not colored, but jewellike door knob exemplifies the magical, mesmerizing power of glass. I don't know whether I'd install it, or wear it!