Trendwatch – Iridescent

Shine on with these slick pieces

Over the rainbow

Iridescent interior pieces, with their oil-slick appearance, are a bold statement for the home – but when used correctly can be completely mesmerising. “They add additional light to colour, texture and shape and enhance the atmosphere” says interior designer John Amabile. If using large-scale iridescent items such as these tiles, lights or radiators, let them really shine by keeping the rest of the decor simple. As for working in the trend using smaller pieces, such as tableware or personal accessories, there really is no shortage of iridescent items out there at the moment. Be careful not to get too carried away, however: “Used wisely, an iridescent finish can make a successful interior design concept,” says John. “But use it sparingly as too much will create a dull bling.”

Colour-effect steel cutlery, from £4.99, Zara Home

Colour-effect steel cutlery, from £4.99, Zara Home

Electro cocktail set, £28, Urban Outfitters

Electro cocktail set, £28, Urban Outfitters

 Large Oil candle, £125, Tom Dixon 9 Taylor Gunmetal Oil headphones, £180, FRENDS

Large Oil candle, £125, Tom Dixon

Sanctuary Brick Mosaic Storm tile, £95 per  sq m, The Baked Tile Company

Sanctuary Brick Mosaic Storm tile, £95 per sq m, The Baked Tile Company

 Taylor Gunmetal Oil headphones, £180, FRENDS

Taylor Gunmetal Oil headphones, £180, FRENDS

Decadent Decs iridescent luxe foil decorations, £10 each, Talking Tables

Decadent Decs iridescent luxe foil decorations, £10 each, Talking Tables

Hummingbird decoration, £3.95, Rigby & Mac

Hummingbird decoration, £3.95, Rigby & Mac

Shimmer side table, £1,150, Patricia Urquiola

Shimmer side table, £1,150, Patricia Urquiola

Moonlight Lustre Glaze Plex pendant, £300, Lyngard Ceramics for The Conran Shop

Moonlight Lustre Glaze Plex pendant, £300, Lyngard Ceramics for The Conran Shop

Pearl Collection glassware, from £15, LSA International

Pearl Collection glassware, from £15, LSA International

Rainbow tray, from £11, Hay

Iridescent colour-changing flask, £24.95, The Letteroom

Rainbow tray, from £11, Hay

Rainbow tray, from £11, Hay

Classic radiators, from £366, Bisque

Classic radiators, from £366, Bisque