How to Mix and Match Dinnerware on your Table
Nowadays, there are thousands of beautiful sets of dinnerware with beautiful colors and glossy patterns. While they might be great for your daily meals, we know you’re in need of something extra-special for your fancy dinner parties.
If you want to stand out from the crowd and make your dining room look unique and exquisite, one of the latest trends we’ve been seeing is mix and match for your dinnerware. Keep reading to find out some handy tips to get started on putting together your dinner table.
Patterns and solid colorsThis might be the most basic rule for decorators and interior designers. Whenever you’re looking to mix and match items you can start by pairing patterned dishes with solid colors. Let’s say you have a set of flat, large, solid blue dishes. You can look for floral-pattern soup dishes as long as they share at least one color. Mixing patterns can help add a pop of fun to your table and even make it look longer.
Use a primary color and their secondaryGoing for widely different colors can be a bit scary, especially when you’re just getting started in the mix and match game. So if you don’t want to start bold, we recommend you pick one of the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) and then expand into its secondary colors (different tones and hues). Placing a dinner table with a degrading effect will give you a harmonious and elegant finish.
Original color combinationsLet’s say you want to take things to the next level to put together a flashy dinner table, but you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry! Here are some original color combinations you can try out. The mix doesn’t need to be 50-50, just as long as you include pops of color here and there it’ll look great.
● Blush and gold accents
● Gold and white
● Coral and light blue
● Yellow and blue (try not to make these primary hues, but softer tones)
● Black and white for a super elegant combination
● Cream and white
● Red and white, it’s an all-time classic for Christmas!
Don’t forget to include a neutral colorThis rule works perfectly as long as you make sure to include it somewhere in the table. It doesn’t mean that one of your dishes has to be neutral, but you can pick a neutral-colored tablecloth and let your dinnerware steal the show.
Mix shapes as wellMix and match don’t end in the color palette! You can create your very own china set by collecting different shapes of dishes that you feel compliment each other well. Look for diamond-shaped plates, and mix them with round and minimalistic soup bowls. This way, not only you’ll have colorful china but a fun one as well.
Last but not least, we’d like to give you a golden piece of advice: don’t be afraid to be bold! Never stop experimenting and making mix and match, you’ll discover more than one cool combination to show off to your guests.