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Tips for Matching Your Napkin and Tablecloth Colors

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Choosing tablecloth and napkin colors is about more than just finding a hue that you like or that matches your theme – it’s also about making sure the individual colors that you pick work well together. Otherwise, the whole aesthetic of your restaurant table could be ruined.

So, before you make any long-term investments in your table linen colors, check out our best tips for matching napkin and tablecloth shades!

1. Don’t be afraid of interesting colors.

Many restaurants shy away from colors at all when it comes to their table linen, instead choosing to go all-white with their tablecloths and napkins. While you definitely need to be careful when picking colors, that doesn’t always mean you need to go with white napkins and tablecloths. Pairing a white tablecloth with a sage green napkin or an ivory tablecloth with a burgundy napkin can still give you that classy and neutral look while adding a little more color to your dining room.

2. Don’t choose the same color for both tablecloth and napkin.

While going with the same color for both tablecloths and napkins isn’t necessarily a mistake, it won’t add visual interest to your restaurant tables. The napkins will just blend into the tablecloths. Instead, try contrasting colors. In general, it’s a good idea to match a more neutral color like white, black or ivory with an eye-catching color like green, blue or red.

3. Match similar color depths and brightnesses.

When choosing colors, you generally want to match similar color intensities. For example, you wouldn’t want to pair a pastel pink with a deep green. Instead, match light hues with other light hues and deeper hues with other deep hues.

4. Take into consideration the colors that surround your restaurant linens.

While the tablecloth and napkin color are the most important to get right, don’t forget about the other colors that surround your dining room, like your chairs, dishware and centerpiece colors. It’s important that your table linens don’t clash with these established objects.

5. Consult a restaurant linen expert.

One of the easiest ways to match your napkin and tablecloth colors is to get the advice of the restaurant linen experts at Dust-Tex. We have been supplying Honolulu and Oahu with premium restaurant linens and uniforms for almost 40 years. You can trust us to provide you with premium products and restaurant linen services! Our representatives will assist you in selecting the right look, feel and shade for your table linens. We can help you find the perfect match.

Our restaurant table linens:

– Come in different styles to match your restaurant’s aesthetic

– Are available in a variety of size and colors

– Are made of high-quality, durable, color-safe fabrics designed to withstand the heavy-duty use and frequent laundering of restaurant linens.

We have a wide variety of restaurant tablecloth and napkin colors for you to choose from, with standard and select premium hues available. Click here to view our color section and here to get a free, customized quote from a Dust-Tex representative!