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?!
We created this setting on the Barlow Tyrie Aura Aluminum Rectangular Dining Table, which was accompanied by four Barlow Tyrie Aura Stacking Armchairs.
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.
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.