Paint Chip Table Linens

I've loved paint chips ever since I can remember. Walking into Home Depot as a kid, smelling the fresh-cut lumber, and ditching the adults to get lost in the paint section was liberating. At age 17, I "wallpapered" my college dorm room with them. Squares and double sided tape. A lot of squares. A lot of tape.

It's still fun to fumble around with paint squares. So, when I stumbled upon these gems, you can imagine my glee.

Set of 8, $104.

Set of 8, $104.

Visually, they are simple, yet stunning. Modern, but not cold. Playful, but sill respectable. Not too feminine, nor too masculine.  

Set of 6, $84.

Set of 6, $84.

The simplicity of the design makes it easy to coordinate with anyone's existing, plain white dishes. The place mats are beautiful on their own, accompanied by simple white plates and clear glassware. But, even better, they can encourage you to get creative. If you have particular-colored plates, which linens would you pair them with? How about flowers? And what about the food? Which color would make that butternut squash soup pop?

Additionally, the linens serve an interactive purpose. Kids can learn different shades of colors, and the parents can quiz them over dessert. Anyone at the table can feel like a designer by simply engaging in color theory. 

Such cute color names.

Such cute color names.

Napkins, too. Set of 6, $84.

Napkins, too. Set of 6, $84.

The napkins can be mixed or matched with place mats or table runners.

These runners can also be used as wall decor, for any room in the home. Multipurpose. 

These large table runners are $56; but they come in smaller sizes, as well. 

These large table runners are $56; but they come in smaller sizes, as well. 

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