Whether you are entertaining for your next get together, just warming up the leftovers for the family for dinner tonight, or having the in-laws over this weekend – chances are, that your dinnerware game might not be as pulled together as you might wish. More often than not we end up buying a full set from a big box store and call it a day. Just to be clear that is totally fine and this post is not a boxed dinnerware shaming post for those of you that do just use a full set from a store. However, we are content creators over here and we wanted to bring you some combinations that are going to help not only your table but your leftovers look a little bit more appealing next time you sit down for a meal. All of these have a dinner and salad plate, a bowl, silverware, a wine and water glass as well as a coffee mug and a decanter or pitcher and a napkin. Only thing missing is the company, the food, and the table.
We also have a brand new feature on the blog making all of our roundups (starting with this post) clickable. Which means no more scrolling up and down to get the number from the roundup so that you can then find it in the links below. If you see a product you like, hover over it and click it to go directly to the page to purchase it. We are still testing this and there may be some weird quirks that come to fruition once it is live on all of your screens. So, if you do notice anything weird let us know below in the comments and we will still be including links below just in case there is a glitch. But, for now, let’s talk dinnerware.
Warm and Woodsy: As mentioned in yesterday’s post, white, blue, and wood are a combo that we will never get sick of. This combo feels classic and timeless but wood plate and the homemade looking bowl help it to feel unique and special. The black flatware which is such a good price for the set is also helping to make the entire combo feel a bit more modern and fresh.
Pretty in Pastel: If your style leans a bit more bright and poppy then this spring inspired palette is for you. That blush pink pitcher is $8 so you basically have no excuse not to get it, and when mixed with the pink bowl and green plate it feels like a dinner table we would all want to eat at. Fresh tulips (or daffodils picked from the garden) not included.
Black and White: If the last combo was too bright and poppy for you then this monochromatic black and white version might be more up your alley. We’ve combined ceramic, glass, and enamelware elements in this one which typically would mean a chaotic combo, but because the color palette is tonal it feels cohesive and neutral. Which is a good tip to keep in mind – if mixing materials then keep the color variances to a minimum to keep it from getting too pieced together.
White and Wood: Classic, organic and simple. Brady has these wine glasses in his kitchen and can vouch for what a good shape, price, and size they are (can’t really beat a 2 dollar wine glass). The lip on the plates is also a nice touch if you’ve got messy eaters which helps it stay all on the plate and not on the tabletop. Stylish and functional, win – win.
Blush and Blue: Just when blush and blue felt passé, this combo is making it feel very fresh again. We pulled together this combo based off of the color palette from the original patio reveal and we just might have to throw another party to buy, style and use all of these pieces in that space.
White and Gold: We get that colored, patterned and textured dinnerware isn’t for everyone and that some people love a classic all-white combo. So this is for those of you that appreciate the simplicity of all white on the table with a few little details to make it feel special. And if you haven’t already clicked through to buy that silverware then you should as they can’t seem to keep it in stock.
Copper and Navy: Navy and copper will always feel like neutrals over here so this “neutral” combo is one that will go with just about any style of kitchen while still feeling unique and collected.
Homespun and Natural: If you are the type that drops a plate every time they are trying to rinse it off in the sink, or cuts through their steak with hulk-like pressure then these plates might not be for you, but if you do have a steady hand and can take care of a handmade ceramic plate then this homespun combo with those handmade plates would be so beautiful in your kitchen.
Pop of Pink: Blush pink got a graphic upgrade when paired with these splatter black and white plates and those gridded water glasses. And in case you needed another reason to drink your coffee this grey mug would be a fun reason to roll out of bed every morning.
Colorful and Memphis: It’s insane but in such a fun way. Blue flatware, yellow glasses, and patterned triangle napkins? We want to be a guest at this table, and a friend of this quirky but stylish person.
So, which of these combos is your favorite? Could you go with one of the more colorful combos or do you have to stay neutral with your dinnerware?