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What color chargers are most versatile?

stratford Dec 2, 2011 06:33 PM

I want to buy some under-dinner plate chargers to dress up a table. Red, gold, and silver seem to be popular colors. Of course it depends on one's decor, but I was wondering which color most people think would be most versatile and attractive in an otherwise neutral table setting, for all kinds of foods?

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    MissusLisa RE: stratford Dec 2, 2011 07:02 PM

    For me, silver works best. It compliments my everyday and fine china. I also have some medium dark rattan (or something like it) ones that work great and wood work with many colors and themes. I love tablescapes.

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      stratford RE: MissusLisa Dec 3, 2011 10:53 AM

      Was just looking at pictures and I think you're right about silver because it coordinates with the silverware and is the most neutral, compared to gold or red or other colors. Plus I have silver rimmed plates.

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        DAVESGIRL RE: stratford Dec 5, 2011 01:34 PM

        I have silver, gold, red, green, purple, and cognac (those are leather). For a general charger - I'd go with silver.

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      GH1618 RE: stratford Dec 3, 2011 11:03 AM

      Plain white is the most universal, of the simplest design.


      You can then add any color with your tablecloth and other tableware.

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        stratford RE: GH1618 Dec 3, 2011 03:15 PM

        Thanks, but with my white plates, I think that would just look a little plain, like a dinner plate sitting on another dinner plate. Might be good with other types of china though.

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          Jay F RE: stratford Dec 3, 2011 05:02 PM

          What dinnerware and flatware do you have? Can you provide a link?

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          thimes RE: GH1618 Dec 6, 2011 03:29 AM

          I was going to recommend white as well - it is the "most versatile" which is what you asked. I like the look of white on white as well.

          If you're against that look, then I would go silver (which is essentially shiny white haha).

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