A Seat at the Table

4 Colours to set the scene for brunch

brunch table decor

Words: Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | Photography: Inge Prins | Styling: Charl Edwards

With the sun shining brighter and a little earlier, these days, brunching on the weekend is starting to creep back onto the itinerary. Although playing host can be daunting, with having to lock down the menu, table plans and the guest list, it’s a walk in the park once you get a few basics out of the way. 

We figure that if you work out a go-to colour chart for how you’d handle the table decor on different occasions, the rest will just fall into place. It’s worth a shot. Whether for a special event or just because, your table will be dressed to impress.

Pink table setting

Brunch in blush – everything is prettier in pink. All that's missing are flutes filled with rosé bubbly and a saucer of strawberry macaroons to make this a vision of hushed elegance.

Blue table setting

Exquisite for a setting at a beach house, a table in blue is the perfect way to continue in the wave of relaxation. Try it on your next weekend getaway.  

Metallic table setting

Mixing neutrals with metallic accents is the minimalist’s take on glamour. It might be a little early, but this is so fitting for a New Year’s Day brunch. Consider this: if you stay ready, you won’t have to get ready.

Primary colour table setting

A playful and vibrant wild card, this colour-block look is the one for that casual “catching up on all my friends” tea, picnic or beach brunch.

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