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.”

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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