Basics of coordinating utensils

Let's buy a pottery made by an artist. Even if you want to stock up on Japanese tableware, First of all, where should I start arranging the utensils? You're worried, aren't you? What should I buy today? About how to combine Let me introduce you. Let's start with the basics.

Choose the one you think you absolutely want to use

When coordinating dishes, First, I think you have decided on the dish you want to make. For example, hamburgers, pasta, meat and potatoes, eight treasures, etc. First, the main dish, Which container do you want to serve it with, which one do you have at hand? It starts with thinking. We will start coordinating the dishes from that one piece. Image source: Uchiru

Match the main dish with something similar in color, shape, and atmosphere

Once you have decided on the main dish, choose the color, Choose items that are similar in shape and atmosphere. Especially, even if they are not similar in color or shape, An important hint is that the atmosphere is similar. For example, if the texture of the pottery is similar, Even if the colors are a little different, they go together very well. In addition, Japanese tableware mainly consists of ceramics and porcelain. When it comes to pottery, it's like pottery to pottery, and when it comes to porcelain, it's like porcelain to porcelain. It would be a good idea to have them arranged. pottery together Image source: Uchiru porcelain to porcelain Image source: rumi212s (Instagram)

Insert one piece as an accent

Once you have decided on the main dish and the dishes to go with it, One piece has different colors, Try adding something with an interesting shape. It creates a very fun atmosphere at the dining table. Image source: sumiffin (Instagram) Of course, you can also choose similar colors and materials. It's good because it makes it look cohesive.

Try using contrasting combinations

Next is the advanced version. Items with Japanese decorations such as Kutani ware Try pairing it with Western food. For example, try placing a cake on a dark-colored container. When you put contrasting things together, It often happens that they match in a strange way. Each other's presence stands out and their presence increases. Image source: tegamisha (Instagram) Also, for the cross, use a plain basic one. It's good to have them all together so you can use them for anything. If most of the containers themselves are plain, A cross with an accent pattern Using it is one thing.

Place food and utensils with opposite colors

When you imagine the food you are making, I think it has a general color tone. For example, if the tomato stew is red, Brown for stir-fries, green for salads, etc. I often make pasta, Tomato sauce, cream sauce etc. When serving brightly colored pasta I always use black pots. Black brings out brightly colored dishes. It looks very delicious. Image source: eri_erika1220 (Instagram) For stir-frying, use a container with a slightly decorated pattern. Pile it up to create a lively impression. Salads taste better when they're cold, so Using smooth porcelain vessels, Use glass containers for a fresh look It looks delicious when used.

Separate by color

I touched on it a little earlier, but The color of the pottery is a cool color such as porcelain. It can be broadly divided into warm colors such as ceramics. Cool colors give a stylish impression, It goes well with Western food and Italian food. It goes well with Scandinavian tableware. Image source: kanatak313 (Instagram) Warm colors give a soft impression, Easy to match with Japanese food or cafe rice. Image source: yuki.yuu.haru (Instagram) If you solidify it with cool and warm colors, it will come together well, but On the other hand, it ends up being a passable coordination. I think there is, so it can be used in either black or brown. I think it would be a good idea to add colors that are easy to match. When you go to a nice restaurant or cafe, “Use this vessel for this dish!” I think there will be some surprises and discoveries. Japanese tableware can be used for many different kinds of dishes than you think. Because it can be matched to the genre, Try various contrasting combinations I think it will make coordinating your utensils even more fun. (Uchiru staff Taki)