Silver accents sparkle when paired with dinnerware in watery hues. Arzberg Tric Caribic plates, mug and saucer, and coffeepot, etabletop.com. Silver pinecone, Still Life Gifts; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texture―from smooth mother-of-pearl to rough pebbles―adds interest to a soft, white setting. Odeon Platinum Tone dinnerware, Target; target.com. Black Shagreen flatware, Asiaphile; asiaphile.com. Twig and round white napkin rings, salt and pepper shakers, and mercury-glass votives, At Home Furnishings; 205/879-3510. The Fish sea horse napkin ring, Bijoux de la Mer; bijouxdelamer.com. White Stone table runner, Viva Terra; vivaterra.com. Candleholders, Michael Aram; michaelaram.com.
Who needs red? Gleaming emerald barware elevates ordinary holiday entertaining. Ice bucket and tongs, Table Matters; table-matters.com. Cipriani green cordial glass, Vietri; vietri.com. Facet glasses in Green, Champagne flutes, and “crystal” stopper, Slant; slantcollections.com. TranSglass vase and three cups, Artecnica; impulseenterprises.com. Bottle opener, At Home Furnishings.
Bold Black and White
Go for drama with starkly contrasting plates and accessories. Hammered-metal accents complement the theme. Seychelles Black dinnerware, Philippe Deshoulieres; michaelcfina.com. Solar Palazzo napkins, Dransfield & Ross; dransfieldandross.biz. Fish plate, Jonathan Adler; jonathanadler.com. Votives, Beach Dwelling; beachdwelling.com.