A simple way to transform your tablescape
Blue Plates: A Simple Way to Transform Your Tablescape
Do you ever get bored with setting your tablescape? Are you afraid to play around with different colors for fear of unbalancing the look of your tabletop? I can help you with some tips to easily create a beautiful tablesetting by adding simple touches of color.
With just a few simple steps, you can add color to your tabletop in a simple and affordable way.
Here I will walk you through the steps of setting a table and break it down so that anyone can easily and confidently set a pretty, colorful table of their choice with minimal sweat involved.
In This Article:
- The Classic White Dish Tabletop
- Bold Accents with Blue Plates
- Think Outside The White Plate Box
- The Bottom Line when it comes to Blue Plates
The Classic White Dish Tabletop
Let’s start you off with a dinner table setting that is all neutral. White plates of all sizes, white napkins, and clear goblets. This look is simple and elegant and can work for many occasions. However, such a tabletop holds endless potential and can be revamped in so many different ways to suit the specific needs of an occasion. After all is it fair to underwhelm your guests with the same looking tabletop for all your different dinner parties? That doesn’t mean to say that you need to spend a lot of money or invest a lot of time. It just means that you need to spice things up a bit each time you host with some creative little table accents. For example: you can use blue plates and goblets to take your table from boring to bold.
For a lot of people, color can be a little intimidating. Neutral colors like white, ivory, cream and beige are the go-to color choices and for good reason, because they create an incredible foundation. You can build any tablescape from a neutral base. Now you can maximize your simple dishes by adding a pop of color with some colored dinnerware. Let me show you how!
Bold Accents with Blue Plates
This is where the fun begins! To introduce a color element to the tabletop, you swap out the salad plate for blue, change the white centerpiece to a blue centerpiece and introduce a blue glass instead of the clear one. Such simple changes, but they make a pretty big impact! Your table, even though most of the elements remain unchanged, will look so different with just a few quick swaps.
You can really take your tablescape to the next level by purchasing cute accent decor pieces that are more fun than necessity to your table (gasp!) like these adorable Versaille Soup Bowls. Or you can be really daring and mix different shades and patterns of blue plates on the same table setting. This can be a bit trickier to get right, but with a little practice, your blues will be singing together in perfect harmony.
Think Outside The White Plate Box
If everything I’ve mentioned so far seems natural to you, and you are still looking for some extra pizzaz for your table, I’ve got some advice for you. I know that white is a color that makes you feel safe and that the experts say that you can never go wrong with neutral white dishes. That may be true. But staying in safe territory never allowed anyone to get too creative.
So go ahead and swap out any remnant of white that’s leftover on your tabletop for something bold and striking. Gold accents such as flatware sets, chargers, and goblets have a far more exciting effect on your table. They will make your blue plates simply beg to be seen as they glisten and pop. If you really want to maximize your plates blue, adding those gold accent decor plates will lift a staid blue dish to extraordinary heights of glamour and sparkle.
The Bottom Line When It Comes To Blue Plates
In conclusion, adding pops of color to your tabletop is an easy way to make it more festive and inviting. With just a few simple changes, you can create a tablescape that will really make an impression. Try out some of these ideas at your next gathering and see how the added color transforms the atmosphere.
While this may seem like a daunting challenge, the results will make it worthwhile for you dive into this challenge headfirst. A whole new world of color will open for you, making your head spin with unlimited ideas and combinations. Happy swimming in the sea of color!
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