Coloured Glass Pendant Lights by Heal's against grey panelled wallColoured glass pendant lights have a very special character that I think is really hard to beat.  When illuminated, coloured glass glows with richness, depth and warmth.  And textures can be as silkily smooth and reflective as a still pond or as brilliant and sparkly as diamond earrings.

Using contemporary glass designs for your pendant lights can transform a room with the most exuberant and dramatic of statements.  Alternatively, you can choose fittings that glow discreetly with understated style.

So whether you’re looking for a single pendant lamp as a centrepiece, or multiples to hang in rows or clusters, you have an abundance of  exciting and beautiful coloured glass pendant lights to choose from.

For this round-up we found coloured glass pendant lights by top designers and master craftsmen and also wallet-friendly (but no less stylish) designs from the high street.  Here are our Top 10 contemporary coloured glass pendant lights to fill your home with colour, light and beauty.

Top 10: coloured glass pendant lights for contemporary spaces

Amber Coloured Glass Pendant Light in contemporary style by Heal's Lighting

1.  Top of page and above: In a range of sizes, the Grace coloured glass pendant lights from Heal’s are the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary.

Crafted using a traditional optic mould, this contemporary shaped glass pendant is given a modern twist with a slanted cut base, copper light fitting and drop adjustable black roped cord.

Available in blue, amber, pink and smoke grey, you can hang the Grace pendant light singly or group it in clusters for added impact.


2.  How gorgeous is the Whitney Cluster Glass Pendant Lamp, above and below? It’s a genius combination of elegant brass alongside the ethereal and delicate pale green, smokey blue and rose pink stacked glass shades.  I so want to find somewhere in the house for one of these…

3.  The John Lewis Croft Collection includes the Selsey Glass Ceiling Light made from hand blown glass with a faint blue tint.  Simple yet sophisticated. coloured glass pendant light and table lamp with armchair and wooden side table4.  Next, we’re channelling the Memphis look.  The Lab Glass Pendant Ceiling Light features hand-blown coloured glass elements mounted on a marble drop cap and finished with a marble decorative ceiling rose.

Lab Pink Glass and Marble Ceiling Pendant LightAvailable online from MADE, it also comes in blush pink or grey colourways, and offers a lot of wow factor for a great price, don’t you think?

Chouchin coloured glass pendant lights in green, orange and brown


5.  The new family of Chouchin glass pendant ceiling lights was inspired by traditional Japanese paper and bamboo lanterns used as lights and bright signs outside restaurants and bars. Designed by Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini, these pendant downlighters are made from lacquered blown glass.  They come in three shapes, each with its own colour: orange for the large version, grey for the small shade and green for the elongated one.

6. We love the simple shape and vivid hues of the Lisboa glass pendant shade from UK lighting specialist Pooky. It somes in turquoise (above), violet (below) and also in more neutral grey and amber.

7.  Jewel tones teamed with simple, contemporary lines create the striking Ilaria Cluster Light, above.  Made from mouth-blown glass, the light shade is completely smooth on the outside with a dimpled interior that creates a gentle refraction through the glass. 

8.  The Ada Easy-to-Fit Ceiling Shade from John Lewis & Partners is made from high-quality white glass with a monochrome marble-effect pattern that’s timeless yet very of the moment.  The ceiling shade (above) will fit easily onto your existing light fitting, and there are more lights in the Ada range to choose from too (below).

Ampsmoked glass pendant lights by Normann Copenhagen9.  The Amp Glass Pendant Lights, above, designed by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen inspired by the old tube amplifiers of the 1960’s.  The decorative bulbs glow through the delicate glass and contrast beautifully with the marble fittings.

10. Finally, we have the utterly stunning creations of designer Esther Patterson, the founder of Derbyshire-based artisan lighting brand Curiousa & Curiousa.

Coloured blown glass pendant lights by Curiousa & CuriousaThe triptych of stacking glass pendant lights above was originally designed for the Hayward Gallery in London.  And it’s not surprising to learn, maybe, that Esther found inspiration for the shapes in her fascination with Asian and Moroccan finials and spires.   Visit to see more of Esther’s beautiful work and to order direct online.

Images: stores and brands as above

More contemporary pendant lights:

Eos Feather Pendant Light by Vita Copenhagen

The Dokka pendant light – contemporary design classic

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