Pink and purple might seem like an odd color combination for a dining table, but it looks fantastic when items are chosen and arranged with care, especially in the spring. However, spring hues can be enjoyed in the summer, fall and winter. I have five different sets of tableware, and I choose them according to the occasion, the season or the reason. I set it according to how I feel rather than what the weather, season or the next holiday dictates. Setting a pink and purple dining table in the middle of winter brings a touch of spring into the home. Use my ideas for setting your space for dining and conversation, and enjoy the beauty of traditional spring hues any time.
Begin with Pink and Purple Plaid Placemats
When setting a pink and purple dining table, do not overdo the display with vibrant choices. It should look like a relaxing and inviting place to dine rather than an arrangement for a circus. As the photo shows, light pink, light purple and white plaid placemats are ideal. They add color without overtaking the focal point of the dining table. In any case, I prefer using placemats over tablecloths. They are easy to store, and they offer a multitude of place setting alternatives.
Top the Placemats with Eye Catching Chargers and Plates
Setting a dining table would be impossible without plates. Consider adding chargers too. The chargers will help to absorb the heat from the plate, and they will add color and style to the arrangement. When setting a dining table in pink and purple, consider pairing neutral chargers with lavender plates. You will be able to use the neutral chargers with other plates and settings.
Opt for Clear Glass or Crystal Goblets
For a gorgeous dining table in pink and purple, opt for clear glass or crystal goblets rather than plastic or colored varieties. I prefer Waterford brand crystal goblets and drinking glasses. For beverages that fit the color scheme of the table setting, freeze purple grape juice in trays, and use the cubes to chill clear goblets of pink lemonade. The beverages can become part of the decorating scheme.
Add a Gorgeous Floral Centerpiece
When setting a dining table in pink and purple, consider adding a beautiful floral centerpiece. As the photo shows, an orchid is the ideal option. A centerpiece is the signature of a gorgeous table, and a healthy orchid in a unique vase or planter will complete your pink and purple table setting. A well arranged pink and purple dining table will look amazing any time of the year.
Source: Personal and Professional Home Design and Decorating Experience