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Colourful candles are all the rage at the moment. Long gone are the days of plain white dinner candles or simple tea lights being the only go-to dinner party accessory. We have entered the era of the wildly colourful candle – and the more unusual the shape, the better.
It's unsurprising given they are an excellent quick and easy way to inject a burst of colour into your home, and more of us are embracing colour and buying decor to spark joy over anything else.
Place a couple of eye-popping beauties on your dinner table to make your evening more special. Tall, tapered candles but upgraded with bright colour, bold pattern, and a tactile texture, are the perfect twist on the traditional. Or, opt for a chunkier, more abstract-shaped candle to stand alone on a mantelpiece or side table, providing the ultimate eye-catching centrepiece. It's an easy way to transform gloomy corners into utterly Instagramable nooks.
See our selection of the best colourful candles below. Be warned though: you may find some of these too pretty to light...
Opt for colour blocking stripes with these candlesticks from Danish design brand HAY. Crafted from stearin wax, these slim candles are perfect for a dinner party setting.
These pastel pretties by Yod and Co come in a set of two and are available at Made.com. The geometric structure will look super stylish on your shelf or side table. Rest assured that the wax is paraffin-free.
Luxe and glamorous, we're rather fond of the high gloss finish on these twist-effect taper candles. Pair with brass candle holders for extra impact and to elevate your tablescape.
This honey-hued candle doubles up as a beautiful ornament. It's a pared-back option compared to the other colourful candles on this list, which makes it perfect for more neutral interiors. Style this chunky candle on a coffee table or sideboard for impact.
These rainbow block candles double up as brilliant ornaments, perfect for styling on your sideboard or bookcase, for example. It's available in a range of cheery colours too, from orange and red to green and blue.
Dutch design duo Anna + Nina are known for making the perfect playful accessories you never knew you needed. This bright blue candle with tiny embossed sun symbols is a charming, temptingly tactile addition to your dinner table.
Oliver Bonas have done it again with these charming twist dinner candles which come in fun clashing colours of pale blue and bright yellow. The set of four is reasonably priced at £15.
Pushing the boundary between candle and sculpture, NÉOS' candles are hand-poured in California. This handsome blue beauty will be an eye-popping addition to your mantelpiece.
These conical-shaped candles are perfect for bold and eclectic interiors. The delightful pink and orange colour combination will make for an ideal table centrepiece display.
Soho Home sell elegant and classic dinner candles in sets of eight for just £23. As well as this vibrant green, you'll find a sea blue and a beautiful blush pink. Hard to resist.
H&M Home is our go to destination for affordable home style updates. With soft, organic curves and a chunky design, this three-tier pillar candle has a burn time of 50 hours. We love the colour options here – choose from light purple, turquoise and yellow-beige.
This beautiful set of striped candles is made by the historic London designer, British Colour Standard, who have specialised in bringing colour into homes for nearly a century. High-quality and eco-conscious, their charming sets are worth the splurge. There are many colours and patterns to choose from.
Be sure to put a smile on the face of your guests with this playful peace sign candle in one of our very favourite colours — bright pea green.
Etsy is our go to for finding totally unique pieces for the home. This delectable shell-shaped candle, in an array of colours, is nearly too pretty to light. It's an affordable way to add a touch of joy and charm to a tired looking corner.
These spiral candles, designed by Australian brand Maison Balzac, are delightful thanks to the mesmerising deep-sea blue curves. Place two at the dinner table to add a playful touch to your setting.
Designed by Dutch designer Lex Pott as part of his latest collection with HAY, the playful shape and unusual colour combination of this vibrant candle makes it totally unique. It's bound to make a bold statement in your home.
True Grace's dinner candles are sold individually and available in 17 vivid colours, so you can get creative and choose your colour combination. Handmade in England, these high-quality candles are hand-poured and guaranteed to burn beautifully.
Irresistibly tactile and in a delectable deep shade of berry red, this cube, bubble-shaped candle is available online at The Hut. Hand-poured and gently scented of ginger, it will look chic whilst filling your home with a wonderful wintery scent.
These pastel-hued candles will add a colourful twist to your table setting. Made in Portugal, they have a sleek, tapered silhouette that follows the form of a traditional candlestick. Complete the look with a stylish candle holder.
Another unique candle from H&M Home. This pale blue angular beauty is a bargain way to give your coffee table a new lease of life.
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