Pattern dinnerware is great for decorating a kitchen or dining room, and a set can make a table setting look elegant. White dinnerware makes a great backdrop for culinary arts where the focus is on the aesthetics of the food and white dishes are very versatile in table settings.
What is your preference?
Personally, I have trouble deciding between the two, so most of the time, I have a set of each (or more) to choose from.
Yes, my cabinets are full of dishes as well as my two china cabinets and a few bins that I keep in storage, but if I feel like putting effort into serving gourmet food and entertaining with a eye-catching table setting, I am prepared.
If you want to serve both purposes, decorating and making food look appealing and the center attention, without having multiples sets of dinnerware, there are other options.
Patterned dinnerware with rim decorations are nice because the center of the plate is usually white and the pattern doesn't disturb the visual effects of the food.
There are also dinnerware patterns that have simple bands on the rim that can complement your décor while making a nice backdrop for visually appealing dishes.
Another option is solid-colored dinnerware that complements your décor.
Embossed dinnerware is also nice because it is usually a solid color with a raised pattern that can serve as a decorative item as well as a wonderful backdrop for your culinary creations.
To me, it is logical to have a casual dinnerware set that accompanies the kitchen décor, and a fine china dinnerware set for fine dining experiences.
Then, holiday dinnerware comes into the mix. It is great that some fine dinnerware companies have holiday pieces that match their standard everyday patterns. Going that route can save you some money and storage space. Multipurpose dinnerware patterns are very appealing.
I hope these options help you in choosing the type and style of dinnerware that fits your preferences. There are so many choices to having decorative patterned dinnerware and dinnerware that makes your creative dishes look stunning.