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Mixing and Matching Patterns and Colors: Create a Bold Spring Tablescape

Spring is a season of renewal, rejuvenation, and new beginnings. It’s a time when everything comes to life, including our homes. One way to bring the freshness of spring into our homes is through decor. Springtime decor is all about having fun with different patterns and bright colors. In this blog, you will learn how to mix and match patterns and colors to create that bold spring look for your tablescape. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced tablescaper, there are some strategies that can help you create a beautiful and cohesive tablescape that will delight your guests.

Stripes and solids lacquer placemat white turquoise
Navy and white lacquer stripe placemat

Natural Base

If you are new to mixing and matching patterns and colors, it’s important to start off with a neutral base and build up around it. This strategy will ensure that your tablescape is elegant but still allows you flexibility in having some fun.

The Blanche Placemats are a great choice for beginners, as they are all-white with a subtle gold border that makes them easy to pair with other table accessories. These placemats provide a clean and sophisticated foundation for your table setting, allowing you to experiment with different colors and patterns without going overboard.

To add some interest and personality to your table, you can layer patterns and colors with decorative plates and textured napkin rings. Mixing gold or silver metallics with linear or circular patterns can create a bold and eye-catching look. For example, you can use a tablecloth with a metallic design to match the golden outline of the Blanche Placemats. Then, you can add decorative plates with floral or geometric patterns or use textured napkin rings like our Rope Napkin Rings in gold to add some variety to your tablescape. Starting with a sophisticated clean slate like the Blanche Placemats allows you the freedom to experiment with different designs.

Navy rope napkin ring

A Perfect Match

Matching table decor is a surefire way to create a beautiful table setting. When selecting matching patterns, it’s best to choose one or two shapes and stick to them throughout your selection of different pieces. To find the right color pairings, you can either choose two shades of the same color or consult the color wheel. Colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel are excellent matches.

The round Lacquer Striped Placemats in navy & white are a fantastic table accessory for creating a matching tablescape that is not boring because of the variety of colors and patterns. Plates that have a delicate circular design in a deep green shade are a perfect addition to this setting. The Cord Napkin Rings in navy & white are the ideal coordinating finishing touch to accentuate the color palette and stripes of the placemats.

Red ombre round placemat

A Daring Match

One of the most daring decorative strategies that pays off in stunning tablescapes is to create high contrasts. Mixing colors and patterns can create table art when done correctly. When you want to use contrasting colors, the easiest way to make a good decision about the right combination is by once again looking at a color wheel. Contrasting colors will be opposite each other.

For our contrasting table setting, we chose the round Lacquer Striped Placemat in green & white for its pop of earthy green hue and unique concentric striped pattern. Vivid red tones contrast the color of these chic placemats. As for the pattern, we decided to complement the circular pattern of the placemat with a shape created by nature. We found the perfect plates to overlay on the placemats in a deep red featuring a tomato design. To add some cohesion to the contrasting table setting, we topped the plates with the Cord Napkin Rings in green & white to match the color and striped pattern of the placemats.

Updating your table decor for spring is all about having fun with different patterns and colors. Mixing and matching patterns and colors can seem daunting, but by starting with a neutral piece and building up by gradually layering patterns and colors, you can create a beautiful and cohesive spring tablescape that will impress your guests. With these strategies, your table decor will be the talk of the season!