The Pearlescent Homeware Trend: To Buy Or Not To Buy?
July 7, 2017

The Pearlescent Homeware Trend: To Buy Or Not To Buy?

goods with more Sheen than Charlie

Interior trends crop up frequently. Sometimes, when I see one I think “Ohh Yas Please!” And other times, it’s more like ‘Ummm…not sure about that one’ *ahem Pantone Colour Of The Year 2017* . But, for some reason I just can’t make up my mind on the pearlescent trend that came into play around last year. As the year has gone on, the more shops I browse in, the more interior events I go to, I keep seeing these items crop up and I just can’t for the life of me make up my mind as to whether I like it. So, please…help us at Topology decide and give us your thoughts on all these pearly goods…

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Iridescent, Pearlescent, Holographic, Rainbow Sheen – whatever you want to call it – it’s kind of an odd trend. It’s not something I can see catching on across the regular people’s home, by that I mean you and me. Yet it seems to be so prominent. More and more are buying into it and I’d like to know how these pieces are being incorporated in to the home. Because personally, I just can’t envisage how my space would include these kind of products into the home. 








If you want to have a search yourself for some similar items, search using words like iridescent, holographic & lustrous. It’s amazing how much stuff you can find. I’ve got to say, I really do love the glassware – most likely because it’s a really subtle pearly sheen – there’s something quite unique and fun about them. I can imagine at a party, they’d be a good conversation starter.  Nonetheless, I still cant personally envisage how these items like a holographic side table would suit my home and my space. What are your thoughts? 

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Have a look at the photo of the brightly coloured wallpaper. I would say that if you took away the pearly sheen, this is what you would be left with. A much more usable version of the pearlescent homeware trend. Why? Because people are into bold colours, bright designs and bold uses of colour across the mass market in the interiors industry – we aren’t all into lustrous homeware that doesn’t blend well with our existing pieces. I personally don’t want a side table that sticks out like a sore thumb because or something that looks like rainbow barbie designed for her home. In my opinion, this colourful yet stripped back approach to pearlescent homeware is a much more suitable and realistic interior trend. 

So what do you think? Are you a fan of the pearlescent trend and would you have it in your home? Perhaps you already do…

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