There’s a lot of disagreement about whether your dishes need to match your kitchen or dining room. Some people say yes, of course they do – how else will your home look catalog perfect? Other people don’t even bother to make sure the dishes match each other, much less their surroundings.
The answer to this question is that there really is no single correct answer. If you’re going for a funky and eclectic style, there’s no need to make the dishes match perfectly. If, on the other hand, you prefer the perfectly coordinated look of a magazine or catalog, you should probably stick to colors that will either match or complement your overall style.
One quick and easy way to determine what’s right for your kitchen is to take a look around. Does everything else in your house match and fit together nicely? If not, go wild with the dishes. If the dishes would look funny by not matching, though, consider limiting your choices.
Of course, in the end, you just need to get what makes you happy and what works for your home and lifestyle. If you have kids, fine bone china is not appropriate. Try a sturdy Corelle dinnerware set instead. If you like dinner parties and you need a lot of place settings, go with what you can afford instead of getting just 4 place settings of a more expensive set. Looks are not the only consideration!