What’s in a color?
Well, as it turns out, a lot. Color has a powerful impact on our emotions and can influence our overall perception of a space. It has the ability to lift our moods or create a sense of calm. And, we’re guessing that if you look around your own home, you might see little bits of your own favorite colors that speak to you. We naturally gravitate to those colors that create a sense of ease in our hearts. With that, we’re sharing with you four easy ways to add color to your tablescape design, instantly elevating and increasing visual interest in any space.
As you’re preparing to invite loved ones in, do you consider the food you prepare, the beverages you will offer and the space where you will spend your time? These areas of hosting and entertaining are often the details that occupy our thoughts while we make preparations to serve family and friends in our homes. However, color is truly one of the easiest ways to alter the atmosphere around a space, making it not only inviting, but a space to call your own, that highlights your unique personality and tastes.
Although we often talk about the importance of neutrals, we’re shifting our focus today to the significance of adding coloring to your tablescape. We suggest using your favorite hues in soft, muted tones to complement your neutrals while creating a calm and inviting atmosphere in whatever space your guests will gather. Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered, as we share 4 Simple Ways to Add Colors to Your Tablescape with items you might not have considered before.
4 Simple Ways to Add Color to Your Tablescape
#1: Table Throw
The table throw is the anchor to your whole tablescape design, and adding color at this first step will instantly elevate the experience of your guests. Incorporating soft hues, such as pink or blue, can make a room feel more inviting and calming, encouraging everyone to stay a little longer. Additionally, using a beautifully colored table throw can give a nod to a special occasion or holiday you’re celebrating in a sophisticated and stunning way.
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We already love adding candles to our tablescapes to add an element of warmth, but you can take it up a notch by adding in festive hues too! If you’re looking for an additional element to add visual interest, we always recommend going with elegant, beautiful taper candles, giving your design extra height, to create a sophisticated aesthetic.
#3: Florals & Greenery
Whether you go simple or elaborate, incorporating florals into your tablescape design not only adds life to your space, but also gives added color. Mix it up by complementing simple greenery with faux or dried floral, or add fresh flowers to a pitcher or vase.
#4: Food & Beverage
Arguably one of the best parts of any gathering, your menu invites people in and asks them to stay a while. Yet, have you considered the colors of your chosen cuisine as an added element of your tablescape design? We love going with recipes involving fresh fruits and vegetables, such as a fresh salad or rainbow carrots, to incorporate hues that we might not have in our dining decor. We’re sharing a few of our most colorful (and delicious!) recipes below.
Complementing Neutrals by Adding Color
If peace, approachability and charm are what you want your guests to experience while you share time with them, consider the above #hostfulhacks for integrating different colors into your tablescape design. However, we still love (and highly recommend!) neutrals for your foundational & everyday pieces, such as dinnerware and serveware. By having quality and timeless neutral pieces, you allow yourself to then open the door of possibilities when pairing those pieces with stunning, accentual hues. By complementing neutrals with blues, blushes, and more, you’re instantly adding an extra layer of visual interest to any space.
And, finally, we encourage you to always remember the deeper purpose of a tablescape design. Underneath the beautiful aesthetic, setting a table with purpose allows us to better connect with loved ones around the table. Adding color is one way to add to an overall warm and welcoming environment. The unspoken qualities of color have the ability to exert their influences automatically so you can worry less about how your guests are feeling in the moment and in turn, be in the moment.
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