Colorful Christmas Tabletop Decor Ideas: white, red, purple and teal

  • Like this article? Share it:

Color is a great way to bring some fabulous festive flair to your tabletop this holiday season. As the focal point of your holiday home, the table will be the center of attention; the hotspot for guests when they arrive and the place where they linger over cocktails and conversation after a great meal. Create a memorable tabletop that they will want to sit at (and admire!) until next Christmas rolls around. Whether you are drawn to more traditional hues like red and white, or have a more modern vision of sugarplum-inspired purples and wintergreen teal, here are some no-fail decorating ideas, color schemes and centerpieces that are sure to make a lasting impression.

Red, White and Holiday-Ready

You just can't go wrong with the classic color combination of red and white. It's timeless and evocative of all things Christmas - snowflakes, spice, berries, and of course, jolly old Saint. Nick. But if you're not crazy about dozens of Santas dancing circles around your tabletop, inspire the holidays by drawing on those traditional colors in more subtle ways. Crisp white table linens and napkins, red dinnerware, and a few whimsical winter-themed decorations go a long way to welcoming the Christmas spirit.

Snowman Table Setting

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-1.jpg

Snowflakes and Red Berries Tabletop

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-2.jpg

Classic Colors with a Modern Twist

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-3.jpg

Coral Christmas Table with Hints of the Sea

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-4.jpg

Ornamental Branch Centerpiece

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-5.jpg

Ravishing Red

Baby it's cold outside, so warm up your home and your tabletop with this hottest hue. Red is a color that is said to stimulate conversation and appetite - perfect for any dinner party. There will always be a place at the head of the table for this traditional Christmas color. Dress the table in bold red plaid linens and dinnerware, and decorate with red berries or a luscious centerpiece of shiny red apples that look good enough to eat!

Clad in Plaid

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-7.jpg
colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-8.jpg

"An Apple A Day" Centerpiece

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-6.jpg

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Who says Bing Crosby's famous lyrics refer only to the winter weather? Inspired by delicate snowflakes, angels and feathers, and frost forming on the window panes, these elegant white tabletops evoke a winter wonderland without ever leaving the comfort - or warmth! - of home. There's something so graceful and pleasing about an all-white table setting, and what better time than Christmas time to break out your very best?

Spruced Up with Spruce

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-9.jpg

Winter Wonderland Table

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-10.jpg

Dreamy White with Wintergreen Tabletop

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-14.jpg

Snowy Centerpiece

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-11.jpg

Teal-Touched Tabletops

When the holidays roll around, green is synonymous with evergreens and candy canes, and has always been one of the three traditional Christmas colors - a natural pairing with red and white. But this year, lighten and brighten up your tabletop color palette with a more contemporary shade of this classic hue - teal.

Colorful Teal Tablescape

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-12.jpg

Country Style Setting

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-13.jpg

Red, White and Teal!

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-15.jpg

Teal and Gold Garnished Table

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-16.jpg

Merry Wintertime Buffet

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-17.jpg

Fur-Frosted Centerpiece

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-18.jpg


Visions of Sugarplum Purple

It's rich, it's regal, and it's today's IT color, from the fashion runways to your tabletop. It's purple. This vibrant hue simply screams celebrate, and will take your table from Christmas to New Year's Eve with pizzazz. Paired with silver, the result is a dramatic, dazzling display that's sure to wow your guests.

Pretty in Purple and Ready to Party

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-20.jpg
colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-21.jpg

Petite Purple Embellishments

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-22.jpg

Purple and Silver Centerpiece

colorful-christmas-tabletop-decor-ideas-19.jpg

  • Like this article? Share it:
Please Leave a Comment
Posted on December 19, 2012 5:24 PM

Please Leave a Comment

« PREVIOUS NEXT »

BROWSE BY TYPE
RECENT INSPIRATIONS
Elegant White Porcelain Bowls for Your Tabletop

Elegant White Porcelain Bowls for Your Tabletop    White bowls are like that little black dress -... ... >>

Whimsical Ceramic Vases and Bowls Adorned with 3d Blooms

Whimsical Ceramic Vases and Bowls Adorned with 3d Blooms    Lush fields of flowers are the textural story of... ... >>

Crocheted Christmas Tree Ornaments

Crocheted Christmas Tree Ornaments    Throughout the Christmas season, whether entertaining guests for an... ... >>

Fiber Optic Table Runners for Special Atmospheres: DreamLux

Fiber Optic Table Runners for Special Atmospheres: DreamLux    DreamLux by Il Filo dei Sogni is a special... ... >>

Cheerful Mouth Blown Glass Bowl by Evasolo

Cheerful Mouth Blown Glass Bowl by Evasolo    Smiley by Evasolo is joyful bowl that can be... ... >>

The Ceramic Wig Vase Is A Manikin Head Reinterpreted

The Ceramic Wig Vase Is A Manikin Head Reinterpreted     Wig is a ceramic vase hidden in a ceramic... ... >>

Palma cast iron cookware by Japer Morrison for Oigen

Palma cast iron cookware by Japer Morrison for Oigen    Like any task you undertake, cooking well calls for... ... >>

Concrete Tableware for Tasty Looking Meals

Concrete Tableware for Tasty Looking Meals    Architect and designer Vido Nori's passion for food led... ... >>

Cheers to these Chic Clear Drink Dispensers

Cheers to these Chic Clear Drink Dispensers   Warm weather is on the horizon (although it sure doesn't... ... >>

Colorful Cafe Glassware by Pottery Barn: retro style goblets and tumblers

Colorful Cafe Glassware by Pottery Barn: retro style goblets and tumblers    We love the cool shades and the hot vintage... ... >>

CONTACT ABOUT ARCHIVES PRESS Copyright © 2012 Infogate Systems