Did you know that hot chocolate tastes sweeter when enjoyed from an orange cup? Bizarre, but true.
Tableware colours are staying away from the traditional, and make any dinner look like a party. We love settings in tones such as orange or coral, blues and greens, and about fifty shades of grey. Earthy comfort food looks great on deeper colours such as dark blues, rich reds and forest greens.
Portuguese and South American patterns are popular and always fun, and we are noticing a lot of Japanese patterns and pottery as well. We are also seeing a resurgence in vintage and French provincial styled dinnerware such as blue striped or white textured.
It’s a good idea if you are using bold patterned pieces to alternate them with complementary plain or solid colour pieces for a modern look.
We love the alternate mix of marble-patterned pieces such as these Reve Ciel dinner plates with plain pieces in soft dusky greys, blues or pastel pinks.
We are always looking for those standout pieces with a focus on original decoration – these are the sorts of things that we keep and treasure for years.