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Colorful tablesetting ideas

Colorful Table Setting Ideas

Without crowding your table, you can fill it with color before every meal.

Colorful table setting ideas often require you to add unnecessary decorations, which crowd the space and add to the clean up after the meal.

Instead, here are some common sense colorful table setting ideas which you can use for casual or elegant meals, depending on the occasion.

Colorful Plates

It pays to invest in a beautiful set of colorful dishes. Buy your plates, bowls and cups separately, each in a different color. If your plates are blue, choose green bowls and yellow cups and a pitcher. This way you can mix and match a colorful table setting arrangement.

Solid Placemat

Though placemats that come with prints seem more colorful, they have a smaller impact on your table setting simply because much of them remains covered.

Instead, to achieve a truly colorful table setting, choose placemats in a solid, dominant hue that will create a dramatic background against your colorful dishes.

Colorful Glasses

Though plastic glasses come in a range of colors, they lack sophistication and should be avoided in your table setting arrangement.

Instead, consider setting your table with wine glasses instead of plain drinking glasses. Then to turn this into a colorful table setting idea simply tie a colorful cloth ribbon around the base of the wine glass.

Colorful Napkins

Too often napkins are overlooked when it comes to colorful table setting arrangements. Instead of using disposable paper, invest in colorful linen napkins.

Once more, choose napkins in a solid, dramatic hue, which will complement the rest of your table. You can also buy elegant napkin rings for special occasions, or simply tie a loop around the napkins with a colorful cloth ribbon.

Colorful Pitchers

One of my favorite colorful table setting ideas is both functional and beautiful. Fill glass pitchers in several types of colored drinks or fruit juice. If you set a grapefruit pitcher beside an orange juice one and a grape one, the three will add color and beauty to your table setting arragnement.

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