Our Favorite Colorful Glass Pieces for Your Tabletop
Entertaining this summer? Break out all the colors of the rainbow.
We don't deny it—neutrals absolutely have their place in the context of your cabinet. A white dinner set is a definite staple, one you'll turn to time and again over the years. But while monochrome dinnerware has plenty of longevity, it can be a little short on flair. And that's where colorful accent pieces come in. Place vibrant glassware or serving plates alongside your cream set and watch your tablescape come to life before your eyes—bold color adds texture that calm, dependable neutrals just can't achieve on their own.
With this in mind, we went ahead and rounded up some of our favorite colorful glass pieces on the market. From blush-hued Champagne coupes (from Martha's very own collection!) to blue-swirled salad plates (how's that for a first course?), these pieces were designed to please. That's why they're perfect for entertaining—swap out your typical crystal glasses for olive green tumblers, for example, and watch how fast an often overlooked essential becomes a major talking point. We also looked beyond the place setting when curating this selection; you'll find a selection of extras that will take your dinner table to the next level. From hand-blown glass vases (in the most modern, moody colorway) to multi-hued containers that can be repurposed as salt cellars, we have everything you need to craft a nuanced setup.
And did you think we'd forget about dessert? Be sure to bookmark the glass cake stand, which is so beautiful that it will inspire you to bake. Perhaps best of all, these pieces aren't just for entertaining. Feel free to up the ante at your next family dinner by setting table with beautiful, special pieces that make a night at home a little more exciting. Ahead, some of our favorite ways to add all the colors of the rainbow to your tabletops and cabinets.
Mosser Cake Stand
Go opaque with a mosser glass cake stand in the most romantic green hue out there. Better yet, purchase a glass dome and keep your latest confections out on the counter, bakery style.
Shop Now: Mosser Glass Cake Plate in Jadeite, from $35, onekingslane.com.
Hand-blown in California, these moody teardrop vases bring a touch of intrigue to your tablescapes—or any corner that needs a boost.
Shop Now: Saban Glassware Teardrop Vase, $350, sabanglassware.com.
These vibrant glass containers can be used in a myriad of ways, but we suggest repurposing them as individual salt cellars on the table at your next dinner party.
Shop Now: HAY Glass Containers, $10, comingsoonnewyork.com.
Ice Cream Bowls
Dessert tastes even better when it's served in these colorful, uniquely shaped bowls. You'll never buy a uniform set ever again.
Shop Now: MoMA Design Store Dessert Bowls, $38 for set of six, store.moma.org.