Published on December 7, 2018

We talk about switching out your table linens, upgrading your dinnerware, and getting creative with your centerpiece—but when crafting the perfect tablescape, the little things can often get overlooked. Specifically, cutlery. Generally a one-time purchase, most people buy a silverware set and use it as a one-size-fits-all tabletop accessory.

With so much colorful flatware on the market right now, it seems a shame to restrict oneself to using the same set over and over again. If you’re looking for a low-lift way to squeeze a bit more style into your tabletop, try fun cutlery. It’s nice to have options in your dinnerware arsenal; plus, if you know someone who recently moved, they make a great housewarming gift this holiday season. Here are our favorite picks.

You can’t go wrong with sunny yellow. Choose your preferred size according to how many pieces you need and enjoy a burst of brightness on your table even in the gray winter months. The simple silhouette lends itself to both minimalist and maximalist sensibilities—it’s totally up to you how you use this set to accessorize. Maybe they’re the focal point among a pared-back, neutral tablescape or maybe they complement an equally colorful floral centerpiece. 

Combining a sleek, minimalist style with the ever-popular blush pink trend, this flatware is essentially a millennial’s dream. The rounder spoon shape elevates this set, making it feel more elegant. Not sold on pink? We’re also loving the navy and gold colorway.

It’s not exactly a vibrant color, but Coming Soon’s tortoiseshell pattern definitely lends a unique edge to any table. The antique-inspired set is both classic and modern—a combination that makes it perfectly suited to anyone with a more eclectic sense of style.

Maybe you don’t need an entire set of cutlery, but how could you say no to this colorful set of latte spoons? They’re particularly perfect for serving dessert or keeping on-hand during brunch to go along with your jams and spreads.

Elegant Italian-made stainless steel silverware gets a contemporary boost with a plethora of colors to choose from. We’re loving the chic forest green hue, especially during the holiday entertaining season.

Tiny handmade glass spoons will make even the salt cellar on the table look sophisticated. Available in both lilac and green (two of the year’s trendiest colors), these little items are great to have on-hand.

Iridescent rainbow flatware continues to be hugely popular, and Urban’s version is one of the least expensive takes on the trend we’ve seen. The 12-piece set is all that’s needed to bring a modern edge to your table. It makes the whole set-up pop even when paired against monochromatic dinnerware.

Make the soup course more interesting with spoons that were handcrafted from pink seashells in Vietnam. The smaller size is great for serving honey or jam during the appetizer course too.

See more tablescape ideas:
We Found the Easiest Way to Elevate Your Tablescape
Go for Bold: How to Style a Graphic Tabletop
Impress Your Dinner Guests in the Most Maximalist Way