Sip Pretty: 9 of the best coloured tumblers

Colourful glassware is one of the simplest ways to dress a table, whether morning, noon or night. So it's pleasing to see so many pretty coloured tumblers to choose from.

Our edit spans those from the High Street - hello yellow stripe tumblers from Zara, great for a family breakfast (and now in the sale) – to those you might only want to use with your most well-behaved friends, yes we're talking 'bout you, beautiful Rosanna Murano tumblers.

There are the Incalmo glasses by Jochen Holz, free-blown using the unusual and highly skilled lamp working technique; a process which along with the flowing forms of hot glass, allows the artist an improvisational element to the work, which results in these unique pieces.

Also handcrafted are the fabulous and fun Party tumblers, designed byFederico de Majo for Zafferano at Heal's.

See our edit of the best champagne glasses.

For stylish crowd-pleasers, see the spiked blue glass tumblers from Polkra or the Raami tumblers by Jasper Morrison for Iittala - both beautifully elegant in their design yet stand-out enough to add character to your table (and without a price tag that could induce feint panic whenever a guest gesticulates).

Tom Dixon's dual coloured, double walled Bump glasses are a play in transparency and translucence, while Oka's set of four Arlecchino tumblers would bring a relaxed vibe to mealtimes with their variety of colours.

For the eco-conscious, Nkuku's Ozari tumblers are hand made with recycled glass and finished with a hammered technique, giving them a pretty shimmer that works as well at a sunny summer lunch as a late candle-lit dinner.

Don't forget, tumblers are not just for drinking from either. Most of these pretty glasses would make a beautiful vessel for tea lights dotted along a table too.

So read on for colourful tabletop inspo.

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Party tumbler in Yellow, £10, Zaffe

Party tumbler in Yellow, £10, Zaffe

Designed by Federico de Majo and available in blue, green or yellow, this tumbler has been hand-worked and hand-blown into a classic elegant shape with a fun bubble detail.

Rosanna Murano tumbler in Green and Turquoise, £95, Campbell–Rey and Laguna B at 8 Holland Street

Rosanna Murano tumbler in Green and Turquoise, £95, Campbell–Rey and Laguna B at 8 Holland Street

Made with Murano glass these beautiful tumblers are available in a mix of red, amber, blue, turquoise and green stripes for serious statement style at the table.

Raami tumbler in Sea Blue, £19 for two, Jasper Morrison at Iittala

Raami tumbler in Sea Blue, £19 for two, Jasper Morrison at Iittala

The subtle pattern of this Jasper Morrison design adds character to the table, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Arlecchino glass, £75 for four, Oka

Arlecchino glass, £75 for four, Oka

This pretty set of four tumblers comes in a mix of attractive shades: white, bronze, pink and blue for a stylish table setting.

Incalmo glass in Amber, £55, Jochen Holz at The New Craftsmen

Incalmo glass in Amber, £55, Jochen Holz at The New Craftsmen

Designed by Jochen Holz, an award-winning contemporary glass artist, each piece is a one-off, handcrafted by the lampworking technique.

Incalmo glass in Amber, £55, Jochen Holz at The New Craftsmen

Incalmo glass in Amber, £55, Jochen Holz at The New Craftsmen

Designed by Jochen Holz, an award-winning contemporary glass artist, each piece is a one-off, handcrafted by the lampworking technique.

Glass tumbler, £45 for four, Polkra

Glass tumbler, £45 for four, Polkra

The striking look and feel of these Portuguese "biquinhos" or spiked glasses is true to the original hand-cut design of 1901, as produced by the Nova Fábrica de Vidros Marinha Grande. Now manufactured by the press method, they're robust, long-lasting and dishwasher safe.

Ozari tumbler in Copper, £6.95, Nkuku

Ozari tumbler in Copper, £6.95, Nkuku

These shimmering tumblers have an eye catching finish that glistens in the light. Each tumbler is handmade from recycled glass and finished with a hammered effect which makes them great for tea light holders as well as water glasses.

Bump short glass, £60 for two, Tom Dixon

Bump short glass, £60 for two, Tom Dixon

Inspired by laboratory apparatus, Bump is an exercise in double walled glassmaking and a play in transparency and translucence.

Yellow stripe print tumbler, £3.99, Zara Home

Yellow stripe print tumbler, £3.99, Zara Home

These irregular yellow stripes create an all-over polka dot print design from a distance.