Colored Wine Glasses Are Making a Comeback—And Yes, They *Can* Look Chic
It’s no secret that vintage-inspired furniture and antique home decor are all the rage, and our glassware is following suit. Colored wine glasses—a staple piece from the '20s, ‘30s and '40s—is making a very 2021 comeback (in true Gen Z fashion). “The current craze around colored glassware references the Great Depression, another period when people sought to brighten their lives amid a crisis,” explains Jessica Bennett, assistant home editor at BHG.com. “Available in happy hues including pink, blue, green and yellow, the colorful drinkware provided an inexpensive source of joy during tough times.”
If hot pink glassware feels a little loud for your taste, there are plenty of slightly tinted glasses in blush hues or shades of peach that still feel understated and elegant. Or, if you’re looking to go all out, we suggest mixing and matching different colored glasses for a bright and cheery tablescape. Either way, see below for a list of our favorite colored wine glasses, from rainbow to tinted emerald.
1. Multi-Color Diamond Pattern Glasses, Set of 6
Can’t make it to Italy this summer? Not to worry, these diamond-patterned glasses were *made* to bring a whimsical touch of Italian decor to any table. Break these babies out for Italian night, and we guarantee your guests will feel like their dining outside in Tuscany (well, maybe after a few glasses).
2. Estelle Mint Green Wineglasses, Set of 2
Stephanie Hall, founder of Estelle Colored Glass, chose the dreamy pastels and vibrant jewel tones for this line of vintage-inspired glassware, and we have heart-eyes. Each colored glass features feminine jewel tones in soft hues, and if you’re looking for a touch of romance and whimsy to your table, this is *the* go-to collection.
3. Italian Retro Cocktail Glasses, Set of 2
Handmade and imported from Italy, these retro, hand-blown glasses are worth every cent. Not only is this striking Indigo colorway stunning, but the slight imperfections in the bevel of each glass provide an authentic artisanal feel. Pair these with some stark white dishes and linens for contrast, and you have the ideal statement piece.
4. Aurora Crystal Stemmed Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Rainbow, but make it elegant—that’s what we like to see from our glassware. The set features four crystal glasses in emerald, pink, amber and blue, and crystal balls at the stem of each glass give the set a certain, uh, maturity to offset the whole rainbow thing.
5. Tinted Modern Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Tinted with moody perfection, these crystal glasses are the touch of drama your tables have been looking for. Keep it monochromatic for a more uniform minimalist look, or mix and match if you’re going for something more edgy and eclectic. Oh, did we mention that these are crafted from super-sturdy, shatter-resistant crystal glass?
6. Sophie Lou Jacobsen Pink Ripple Glasses, Set of 2
Ribbed decor is trending, and this pink ripple glass by Sophie Lou Jacobsen is the accent we didn’t know we needed. These pink borosilicate glasses feature an undulating design that is so right now—incorporate these babies into your retro tablescape, and we promise you’ll have a fun, vintage-inspired accent that your friends (and you) will be obsessed with.
7. Amber Lewis for Anthropologie Magdalena Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Made from recycled glass, these sustainable little wine glasses help set a laid-back, carefree atmosphere. Pair these with oak wood, leather accents, woven linens, and raw ceramics for a layered, natural look that feels both cozy and modern.
8. Riedel Happy O Wine Tumblers, Set of 4
Minimalists, this one’s for you. These glasses are embellished with translucent color at the bottom, so you don’t feel like ROY-G-BIV is bombarding you. Pair the set with neutral linens, and you’ll have yourself a casually elegant table.
9. La Rochère Lyonnais Wine Glasses, Set of 6
Interlacing pattern, dramatic color and vintage-inspired—we’d say these glasses have a certain je ne sais quoi. Each glass offers a modern take on a 19th-century design inspired by the Florentine Renaissance, and they’ve already inspired us to cook White Wine Coq au Vin for our next dinner party.
10. Waterfall Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Soft, sophisticated and feminine, these waterfall glasses add a delicate hint of color to add to your romantic tablescape. We love the subtly of this ombre design, and the gold rim on each glass is juust the right amount of luxe-glam.
11. Twill Green Crystal Goblets, Set of 4
One of the major color trends for 2021 is earth-inspired tones, and these emerald crystal glasses are giving us all the nature-inspired elegance we’ve been looking for. The knobbed design adds some texture, and we love how it gives each glass has a little “sparkle” when they’re under our string lights.
12. Beata Wine Glasses, Set of 2
Worried about your red wine obscuring the beautiful rainbow glassware you’ve picked out? Colorful stems are your answer. Plus, we love the glass’ contemporary design, which features a thin stem for a more luxurious feel.