Iridescent shimmers and reflective finishes are a key look both on and off the catwalk this season.
Excuding a subtle and sophisticated feel, the trend encorporates dark green, ultramarine and deep purple highlights on a wide range of homeware furnishings.
British designer, Tom Dixon, has recreated a turn-of-the-last-century glaze for new ceramics.
“You see this effect in nature,” he says, “with peacock feathers, butterfly wings and on oil slicks. For me the effect is mysterious, exotic, a little psychedelic, perhaps.”
Dixon's signature flask pendant lights are available in an iridescent finish from £220 each.
But the self-taught London designer isn't the only one to be highlighting the glimmer, glamour and gleam of iridescence this season.
Londoner Katja Behre's new 'Come Closer and see into the Trees' range showcases wallcoverings with a colourful fluorescent glow and Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola's Shimmer collection includes a dining table with an iridescent finish which seems to change colour as you move around it.
Pearly finishes and luminous effects are masterful techniques for pushing light around a dingy room, and creating a summer glow in the home.
- Top tip: keep to pastels for an ethereal ambience, or create drama with inky hues