Setting your holiday table can be a snap when you choose red and green as your color scheme. So many of us grew up with bright red and green as the familiar holiday decor at home and in school. These colors will bring back happy Christmas memories from times gone past.
Start with the red and green dinnerware you already own, and evaluate which pieces you need to add, based on your menu and the number of guests.
Choose a true red, cherry or candy apple red.
Select a green that is in the middle on the scale (not too yellow, not too blue) like Kelly or pine green.
Collect paint sample chips that match the colors in your china. Take them with you when shopping for additional pieces to coordinate with your dinnerware set.
Set these colors off with white, if not in the pattern itself, then in other china, glassware, serving pieces, or your table linens.
For something a little different choose a burgundy red and a spruce green, then set these colors off with winter white linens.
Pull a motif out of your centerpiece and harmonize the colors with that, such as red roses and green holly.
Add to the red and green color scheme and let a holiday theme predominate, such as snowmen, Santa, snowflakes, evergreen boughs, wreaths or ribbons.
Collect pieces of real ribbons, evergreens or holiday ornaments to tie into napkin rings, to make the look complete.
Traditional red and green dinnerware makes a festive holiday table. Adding some new treasures as accents in harmony with the same color scheme will help your family enjoy their holiday dinners, buffets and gatherings even more.