Every year something goes horribly wrong and I’m left with a mis-mash of clutter on my table. You mentioned bold colors (which I LOVE) but my walls are bright yellow and orange. Is it over the top to incorporate more bold colors in my tablescape or should I go subtle? I don’t want my guests to need sunglasses but I don’t want it to look blah! ~ Robin
Here’s what Wendy shared:
While table settings should connect to the immediate environ, it’s the type of gathering that determines the “flavor” of color…
- High energy: If it’s a lively event with spicy foods and fun music, go bold!!! A tropical “bamboo” green would also be a great choice in your setting, Robyn.
- Down to earth: Neutrals or creamy textures are great for a more conversational, daytime mood.
- Tryouts: Test how your color vision works with your table and the rest of the room. Paint swatches are helpful. Or in a pinch, try book jackets, colorful clothes like sweaters and scarves, or simple objects around your home to achieve that preview.
- Start small: Still unsure? Use a touch of bold color via napkins or a table runner for a color splash with impact.