Coloured Table Linen Inspiration

by | Bride, Reception


Styling by Cathrin DEntremont Weddings, photo by NK Photography

One of the things I love to see at weddings is something that isn’t white – I love white along with the best of them. All white weddings are stunning and the crispness of white is beautiful. But show me a coloured table linen? And I’m yours! They can change the entire feel of a room!

One of our lovely Dotties requested inspiration for using different coloured table linens at her wedding and I thought a delicious roundup of table linens would be just the ticket for today.

Most wedding venues will be able to hire in coloured linens for you but also try wedding planners and stylists who have access to the most beautiful linens- shot silks, ruffles, damasks, in every colour and hue of the rainbow (plus they’ll know how to tie it all together, lest you get a little overwhelmed by the incredible options out there).

Today’s roundup? It’s just the tip of a table linen iceberg, there’s so much out there. I’d love to see what you’re using!

Brown and taupes are one of my favourites. They’re still neutral like white, but they have a little something extra to them and ground complimentary colours so much better! Of course there’s also the dark chocolate shade (which looks gorgeous with duck egg blues or greens).

1.  Styling by Form Over Function Photo by Matt Johnson 2. Photo by Jessica Claire via Inspired By This 3 & 4 Styling by Form Over Function Photo by Blumenthal Photography 5. Photo by Hansel Dobbs via Inspired By This

Red & pinks are so versatile- red can be bold, or fresh and pink can be festive or softly sweet for Spring!

1. Photo & styling by The Bridal Collective 2. Photo by Leo Patrone via Inspired By This 3. Photo by Elizabeth Messina, styling by Mindy Weiss 4. Photo by Pictilio via Style Me Pretty 5. Photo by Martha Stewart Weddings 6. Photo by Sarzy O Photography via Soft Pink Wedding Inspiration

Blues are always fresh- they can be something completely modern when paired with bolds (like poppy red, velvet yellow) or can be beautiful at seaside weddings. Midnight blue is at the other end of the spectrum and lends itself to rich colours like rich coppery oranges, deep apple greens and even pewter greys.

1. Styling by Cathrin DEntremont Weddings, photo by NK Photography 2. Photo by Climie and Co via Every Last Detail 3 & 4 Styling by Cathrin DEntremont Weddingss photo by Samm Blake 5. Photo by Echard Wheeler Photography via The Brides Cafe

Green is a gorgeous colour and choice for tables- it can evoke a fresh, spring feeling, but can also be paired with taupes, chocolates and even cream to make it more earthy.

1. Styling by Form Over Function Photo by Blumenthal Photography 2 Photo by Mallory Samson via Veranda Magazine 3. Photo by Traci Griffin via Snippet & Ink 4. Photo by Pure Sugar Studios via Every Last Detail 5 & 6 Styling by Cathrin DEntremont Weddings, photo by NK Photography

Oh yellow, how I love thee! Bright and bold is so fresh and warm- spring or summer! Soft buttercup yellow can be such a beautiful choice for a spring wedding, something even early in the day like brunch!


1. Styling by Form Over Function Photo by Bailie Photography 2. Photo Frolic!via Santa Barbara Chic 3. Photo by Union Photo via Once Wed 4. Photo by Jose Villa via Grey Likes Weddings

Don’t stop at solids either, I love to see patterns on tables! There’s stripes for starters which can give a modern or nautical feel to an event.

1. Styling by Form Over Function Photo by  Photography By Anliette 2. Photo by Annie Edmonds via Green Wedding Shoes 3. Photo by Bobby Earle via Style Me Pretty 4. Photo by Troy and Aimee Grover via Grey Likes Weddings 5. Photo by Anne Robert Photography via Style Me Pretty 6. Photo from Linenme via Frolic

But there’s so many other patterns to try too! Chevron, damask, gingham, paisley!

1. Photo by Grace Happens 2. Photos by Tiffany Kirchner Dixon via Decor8 3 & 4 Styling by Form Over Function Photo by Tealily Photography 5. Photo by Katherine O’Brien Photography via Style Me Pretty 6. Photo by Meg Smith & Associates, Kristen L. via Snippet & Ink 7. Photo by Mark Brooke Photographers via Wedding Chicks

And then of course there’s orange and grey and purple and black and .. so many possibilities! What is your favourite? What’s your pick?

  • Cathrin D'Entremont says:
    July 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

    What a difference table linen can make. It really does create a WOW Factor every time.

  • Beth Renee says:
    July 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    THANK YOU! I love the navy and white striped table cloths. Beautiful!

  • Chanele Rose- Lina says:
    July 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    So Pretty and Inspiring Indeed!
    Thanks for sharing 😀

  • Sabine says:
    July 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I would like to get married again, just to have such a beautiful set up.
    Cathrin your styles are stunning and totally unique.

    • Cathrin D'Entremont says:
      July 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you Sabine. In my next life I will own a linen shop for events. Fabulous tablecloths and napkins galore.

  • Samantha Darr says:
    July 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I strongly encourage each client to consider speciality linens over the standard black, white or ivory poly cotton which most venues offer. A speciality linen can make the most simple of centerpieces look fabulous!!

    Great post!!

    Samantha Darr

  • embunpagi says:
    July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    thank you for the table set up ideas 😀
    you make it easy for me to arrange my marriage now 😀

  • Matthew Scheer says:
    September 22, 2012 at 1:54 am

    This photo album is gorgeous! Especially love the Bridal Collective and Leo’s outdoor wedding photos. I’m teamed up with a linen towel maker but this inspires me to suggest going into wedding linens!




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