Red dinnerware is beautiful and adds a touch of class to any table setting. It is astounding on a table set for Christmas dinner, or for a romantic dinner for Valentines Day.
Red is used mostly in casual dinnerware sets for everyday use, but red glass dinnerware and accessories are great for formal dining. It is also good for complementing kitchen décor.
I have tons of ideas for using red dishes in kitchen décor or in dining table settings. From a country kitchen to antique décor, red plays a part. It is beautiful in contemporary décor and very stylish in a casual setting.
My mother has a collection of which is very elegant. In my mind, this goes perfectly in a formal table setting as accessories to complement other table décor. It is perfect for a romantic dinner, or to accessorize Christmas dinnerware. It looks awesome in her lighted, mirrored china cabinet. Several of her pieces are vintage red glassware. It makes a wonderful collection because you can mix and match different brands of red glassware. I have a lead-crystal vase that has ruby glass in it. It is a beautiful piece and I often use to display home-grown roses.
Ideas for of course comes from mother. She had a Coca-Cola collection that was enormous. She didn't use the dinnerware pieces; in fact, the Coca-Cola collection was all displayed in one room. It had Coca-Cola wallpaper and black and white tiled floor. This design would make an awesome 50s setting. Recently, she decided to liquidate the collection and I kind of miss it. She had as part of the collection. It was cute, but I'm thinking I would have used a two-tone dinnerware set in red and black to complement the décor if I used it in a kitchen or in the dining room. It would also look good with a mixture of black, white and red Fiesta dinnerware .
For a country-kitchen, I picture red floral dinnerware. Poppy designs are nice and countrified. You can find these from the Paula Deen Dinnerware Collection, Red Vanilla and Villeroy and Boch. There are also fine china pattern with poppies, which surprised me. Mikasa Gourmet Basics also has a Red Berries pattern that would look awesome in a red-based country kitchen.
Red gingham and rooster décor also come to mind when thinking of a country kitchen. A red dinnerware set or rooster dinnerware would go good with this décor. My cousin in Texas has a guest house that we sometimes stay in that is decorated like this. She has rooster curtains and a gingham tablecloth. Of course there is no dinnerware there because she's an awesome cook and mealtime is always at her house when we visit.
When I think of antique décor, red does not instantly come to mind; however, there are antique and vintage dishes that would be perfect for adding red to the décor. would look awesome in an antique or vintage setting.
There are many designs of red toile and transferware to meet your basic theme. In this type of dinnerware you can find floral theme, dinnerware with scenery on it, including Victorian scenes. Some even are decorated with farm animals, and of course, roosters. So, from Victorian décor to country décor, red toile and transferware fits in.
There are plenty of red dinnerware sets in modern dinnerware that would look ideal in a contemporary kitchen.
Square dinnerware sets are very trendy these days and there are loads of them in red. American Atelier has many red patterns as does Red Vanilla. Rachael Ray dinnerware has two tone red and white and patterns that are simple, but gorgeous.
222 Fifth has some floral patterns with red as the primary color as does Waverly dinnerware.
Dependent on your preferences, you are sure to find a red dinnerware set in contemporary style because red is a common color in today's themes for kitchen décor.