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Monochromatic Tablescapes


monochromatic tablescapes

Sometimes finding the perfect color combinations for a table setting can be overwhelming.  Creating a monochromatic tablescape is an easy way to get a higher end look without the complexities of multiple colors. To avoid a “flat” look in your monochromatic tablescape you need to add in dimension by layering different hues, adding textures, or using pattern variations.

Here are some inspiring tables settings that use these techniques to create stunning monochromatic tablescapes.

yellow food display table

This yellow food display table by Kojo Designs via Celebrations at Home is bright and cheerful. The striped table covering paired with cheery yellow streamers and pennant set the perfect backdrop for the yellow themed refreshments at this birthday party.

white on white wedding tablescape

This white on white wedding tablescape from Kate and Co. evokes a snowy winter setting. By adding sparkle to the tablecloth this tablescape is far from boring. Who would have thought the lack of color could be so striking?

white on white table linens and accessories

In another take on a white tablescape this table setting shared by Camille’s Style shows again how elegant white on white linens and accessories can be. The small pops of green from the stems and leaves of the white flowers help to break up the white, as do the placecards and menus displayed on the napkins.

HGTV brown on brown monochromatic tablescape

For a more casual tablescape this brown on brown table from HGTV shows how easy it is to achieve the monochromatic look. Simply layering different tones of brown and taupe over an unadorned wood table and accenting with gold sets this dinner party table apart.

monochromatic tablescape in pink with mixed patterns

Mixing patterns can take a monochromatic color scheme to the next level. By using the same tone of pink but with varying patterns this fun and girly tea party tablescape gives off a designer look anyone can replicate. (Image source unknown)

monochromatic tablescape with pattern and texture

This beautiful and serene tablescape by Stone Gable Blog again shows how adding pattern and texture takes a monochromatic tablescape to the next level. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a Sunday brunch at this beautiful table?

blue monochromatic tablescape

Finally, this rich, elegant blue tablescape from Ever Ours via Style Me Pretty shows just how much you can vary the look of a monochromatic table setting.

What do you think of the monochromatic look? Which tablescape was your favorite?



  • Amanda @ Dreamsicle Sisters July 17, 2013, 10:54 am

    I love the white wedding tablescape. Beautiful!
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    • Melissa Riker July 17, 2013, 1:38 pm

      I agree Amanda! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jessi @ Practically Functional July 17, 2013, 1:36 pm

    Ooh I really like the pink table! Pink is not my color really, but I love how the color helps coordinate all the different patterns. :-)
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  • Vanessa July 17, 2013, 9:27 pm

    I love the simple elegance of that second white tablescape. So pretty!

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