Now it’s possible to see the world through rose-colored glass! After all, there’s a tinted mirror trend that’s going strong in the world of high-end design, and it’s making its way into the catalogs of our favorite retailers as well. Unusual, striking, geometric and undeniably modern, tinted mirrors are part work of art, part functional reflective surface. Today we’re taking a look at the many ways tinted mirrors are making an impact in the realms of art and design. Read on to discover how you can creatively incorporate them into your home…
Types of Tinted Mirrors
There are many different designs featuring reflective tinted glass, from the large to the tiny. Below we see the home of interior stylist Jenny Hjalmarson Boldsen, photographed by Hannah Lembolt. Since the majority of the room is black and white, the warm tone of this giant mirror has a saturated, striking appearance. [from Nordic Design]
Some tinted mirrors are true works of art, crafted to celebrate elements of design and creativity. This Tinted Mirror by Daniel Rybakken is in fact two main pieces: one actual mirror and one piece of colored glass that creates a “tinted mirror” feel. The glass is suspended from the ceiling, while the mirror is mounted to the wall. The configuration results in a 3D object:
An increasing number of small design studios are creating tinted mirrors, and some of them feature a two-toned look. This Low Profile Mirror is from Fort Standard, and you can customize it to be the shape and size of your choice. A range of mirror types are also available:
Etsy artisans are even offering tinted mirrors in bold shapes. This Blue Round Mirror from Etsy shop Mirror Coop features blue mirrored glass. Check out more of their vintage-meets-modern collections here.
Although no longer available, these Honefoss mirrors from IKEA featured hexagonal designs in two tints, and the entire pack of 10 was only $29.99! Yes, budget-friendly tinted mirrors are on the rise, and we’re hoping more of them make an appearance. [via Remodelista]
Mirrored Decor from AYTM
We now shine the spotlight on mirrored decor from the AYTM, which offers tinted mirrors, mirrored ornaments, jewelry boxes with mirrored surfaces, and more. In fact, below we get a glimpse of the Gutta jewelry box with mirror, along with the Speculum mirror table. And there’s more where that came from, folks. Don’t get us started on their mirrored cube candle holders!
Next is a cluster of round Circum mirrors, which are available in large and small, Rose and Black. If you prefer square to round, check out Quadro.
If a hint of mirrored glass is what you’re after, you’ll love Pila, which is available in Rose, Black, Dark Grey and Gold (shown below):
Check out all of AYTM’s mirrored offerings here.
Mira Duo Mirrors from Middle of Nowhere
Melbourne-based design studio Middle of Nowhere has created an amazing collection of dual-tone mirrors featuring mirrored glass in geo forms. Below is the Mira Duo Mirror: Dusk, which includes a matte painted frame, as well as a peach tinted mirrored panel that beautifully contrasts the piece’s regular mirrored panel:
With the style of a geo object, this mirror is a definite focal point, especially if the color palette of the room is subtle. Combine it with items such as plants and artwork to create a modern vignette with shine:
Mira Duo mirrors are also available in the colors Storm and Ocean. Note the large and small sizing, as well as the way both mirrors can combine to create an interplay of angle, color and shine:
Check out Middle of Nowhere’s wide range of modern offerings here.
Colorblocked Mirrors from West Elm
Tinted mirror style has made its way to beloved retailers such as West Elm in the form of colorblocked treasures featuring intersecting and overlapping panels. Colorful glass in subtle shades of silver, gold and rose gold make an appearance on these geometric wall mirrors. Mixed metallics at their finest…
The Round Colorblocked Mirror uses circular (and semicircular) motifs to create an interesting interplay of three tones that make a big impact without dominating the larger mirrored surface:
For the Square Colorblocked Mirror, the tinted mirrored panels remain in tidy segments of long rectangles, as well as a corner triangle:
Double Diamonds has a retro-modern feel, thanks to its duo-diamond form, which creates an overlapping section consisting of two triangles (one in gold, one in rose gold):
Learn more about West Elm’s trio of colorblocked mirrors here.
Tinted Mirrors by Federico Floriani
We end today’s post with a collection of Mask mirrors in hexagone, losange and ovale forms. Designed by Federico Floriani and produced by Petite Friture, these reflective works feature serigraphied lines over tinted mirrored glass.
Sold individually, these pieces are particularly stunning when displayed in a group. You can read an interview with Federico Floriani and learn more about the mirrors here.
Will you be bringing the reflective allure of tinted mirrors into your home? Tell us about your favorites in today’s post by leaving a comment below…