5 Colorful Christmas Table Settings to Inspire You

Are you already exhausted from your holiday shopping?  Maybe you need to take a break and gather up some holiday decorating ideas instead!…Perhaps some colorful Christmas table settings!  Today, I have gathered up five of my favorite colorful Christmas table settings from previous years. 

Hopefully, one of these tables will inspire you! 


Casual and Colorful Christmas Table Setting:

A festive tablescape featuring red and snowmen…

Colorful Christmas Table in Kitchen

For my Colorful and Festive Christmas Table in the kitchen, I went with a fun and casual look.  Between the vibrant red table linens and the cute snowman plates, this table was fun and family friendly.

Colorful Christmas Table Setting – Red and Black:

Bold colors with stripes and plaid…

Christmas Table with Chalkboard style dishes

For this Red and Black Christmas Table I chose red and black to coordinate with my whole house color scheme that year.  When I found the cute “Jingle all the way” plates, I loved the way they pulled everything together.  Plus, the black plates gave a chalkboard vibe which was very popular that year.

Colorful Christmas Table Setting – Black with Pops of Red:

Classic Toile for Christmas…

Black and White Christmas Tablescape

When decorating my Christmas Table with Red and Black, I used my black toile tablecloth as the base.  Since the toile is a busy pattern, I kept my table accessories to a minimum.  With simple greenery, red napkins and ornaments, this table setting blended well with my kitchen decorations that year.

Colorful Christmas Table Setting – Black Checks with Red:

Simple Christmas breakfast ideas…

Simple Christmas breakfast table

When I decorated my Christmas Breakfast Table, I wanted to keep it casual and family friendly.  After all, my kids were younger then.  At that point they just wanted to get through breakfast so they could get back to their Christmas presents!  Though, I did try to make each place setting special with personalized napkin rings.

Colorful Christmas Table Setting with Red Plaid:

After all, you can’t go wrong with plaid at Christmas…

Christmas Table Idea with Plaid and Checks

For my Christmas Table with Checks and Plaids. I mixed casual plaids and checks with my fancier china and silver.  With this combination, it made sense to use the dining room.  Plus, at the point, my dining room was painted red…so perfect for a colorful Christmas table setting!

Recap of some simple ways to use color on your Christmas table:

  • Start with a colorful tablecloth
  • Buy colorful Christmas salad plates to stack over your everyday dishes.
  • Add color or pattern with cloth napkins.
  • Add colorful Christmas ornaments to your table.
  • Fill a glass hurricane with cranberries or glass Christmas ornaments.
  • Keep it simple with Christmas greenery.
  • Add colorful ribbons or bows.

Hopefully, my colorful Christmas table settings inspired you!

Now, go create a beautiful holiday table in your home!

What colors have you used on your Christmas table?

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  1. I love all of these! They are all inviting and festive! Plaid and buffalo check are my favorite all year-round, but especially at Christmas! Thank you for these inspiring Christmas tables!

  2. These are all so pretty, Shelley! I love reds and greens for Christmas, but I often use blue and silver too as it fits in with the decor in my house. Pinning this post. It’s very inspiring! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you are having a great weekend!

    1. Thanks so much, April! I love using color at Christmas! Blue and silver is so pretty together too. Also – thanks for pinning!

  3. Shelley you do such great tablescapes. Love the little wreaths you hung on the tops of your cabinets too! I haven’t even broken out the Christmas decor yet this year, time to get moving!

    1. Thanks so much, Lisa…you made my day! I am slow with Christmas decor this year as well…too much going on. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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