Weekly Table Setting: Moody Hues and Neutral Accents

Lately, we have been sharing many summer-themed table settings, featuring some combination of calm, cool colors, neutrals, or bright, vibrant hues. This week, we have something a bit different, what I like to call "Moody Hues and Neutral Accents". When I look at a color, or a spectrum of colors, it elicits an almost instant reaction - bright colors make me feel happy, neutrals make me feel relaxed, and a subtle palate, soothed. I imagine the reaction is different for everyone, but when I looked at today's finished setting, I immediately thought that the individual pieces included in it looked a bit moody. We've got some really neutral placemats and napkins, but the plates, bowls and centerpiece vase all have a lot to say. Each piece is vibrantly colorful, with a tone that says something - the red plates are bursting with passion (or anger?), the indigo vase is stormy and brooding, and the redwood plates and bowls are rich and full of passion. What do you think?!

Weekly Table Setting: Moody Hues
We created this setting on the Barlow Tyrie Aura Aluminum Rectangular Dining Table, which was accompanied by four Barlow Tyrie Aura Stacking Armchairs.
Weekly Table Setting: Moody Hues and Neutral Accents
The "moody" place settings consisted of a trio of pieces - the Jars Ceramics Tourron Dinner Plate in Cherry, the Heath Ceramics Coupe Salad Plate in Redwood, and the Heath Ceramics Coupe Cereal Bowl in Redwood. These were all set atop the neutral Chilewich Basketweave Rectangular Placemat in Soapstone.
Weekly Table Setting: Moody Hues and Neutral Accents
Nestled between the salad plate and the bowl was a Libeco Home Napoli Vintage Linen Napkins in Natural. We used the very sophisticated
David Mellor Odeon Flatware which has a lovely satin finish.
Weekly Table Setting: Moody Hues and Neutral Accents
Both glasses hailed from Simon Pearce - we included the shorter Simon Pearce Norwich Beaker, and the taller, more stately Simon Pearce Cavendish Goblet. Though exuding completely different profiles, and coming from two different collections, they actually worked very nicely together.
Weekly Table Setting: Moody Hues and Neutral Accents
The statuesque vase in the center of the table was a Jars ceramics Karo Vase in Indigo. With it's very dark, rich color, it stood out but in a subtle way. I think it really set the tone for the whole table in union with the dinnerware pieces, and helped to creative a cohesive setting.