This season's hottest design trend:how to give your home that 'summer glow'

Iridescent surfaces, finishes and effects are the top tip for adding a glow to your interiors this season. Take a tour of the best...

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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. 

Shimmer collection: dining table priced from £2,760 at Chaplins

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

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