[Coordination of utensils] Basics and tips to look stylish

Even if you're thinking of buying pottery made by an artist or stocking up on Japanese tableware, you might first wonder what kind of pottery to buy.

Today, I will introduce what kind of things you should buy and how to combine them.

Let's start with the basics.

Choose the one you think “This is it!” and that you absolutely want to use

When coordinating your utensils, you should first decide on the food you want to make.

For example, hamburgers, pasta, meat and potatoes, Happo greens, etc.

Start by thinking about the main dish and how you would like to serve it using the plates you have on hand.

We will start coordinating the utensils from that one piece.

Rim bowl 7 inch white ceramic Akihiro Terada

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

Once you have decided on the main plate, choose one that is similar in color, shape, and atmosphere.

An especially important hint is that even if the colors and shapes are not similar, the atmosphere is similar.

For example, if the texture of the pottery is similar, even if the colors are slightly different, they will go together very well.

Also, there are two main types of Japanese tableware: ceramics and porcelain, and it is best to have ceramics with ceramics, and porcelain with porcelain.


Porcelain to porcelain

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Insert one piece as an accent

Once you have decided on the main plate and the plates that will go with it, try adding one with a different color or an interesting shape.

The dining table will have a very fun atmosphere.

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Adding just one dark-colored pottery to a white-based dining table creates a cosy, relaxed atmosphere.
Of course, it's good to have similar colors and materials because it creates a cohesive look.

Try using contrasting combinations

The advanced version starts here.

・Try pairing Western food with something with Japanese decorations such as Kutani ware
・Try putting a cake on a dark-colored container

When you try to put contrasting things together, such as

, it often happens that they surprisingly match.

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The presence of both the plate and cake has increased and it looks even more delicious.

Also, it's good to have a basic cloth with a plain color because it's easy to use for anything, but if most of the utensils themselves are plain, use a cloth with a pattern to accent it. That's one thing.

Place in a plate of the opposite color to the color of the food

If you imagine the food you are making, you will probably have a general idea of ​​the color.

For example, red for stewed tomatoes, brown for stir-fry, green for salad, etc.

I often make pasta, and when serving brightly colored pasta such as tomato sauce or cream sauce, I always use a black dish.

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Black brings out brightly colored dishes, making them look very delicious.

For simmered or stir-fried dishes that tend to turn brown, serve them in containers with slightly painted patterns to create a lively impression.

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Salads taste better when they are cold, so it would be nice to use a smooth porcelain bowl or a glass bowl to give it a fresh feel.

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Separate by color

As I touched on earlier, the colors of utensils can be broadly divided into cool colors such as porcelain and warm colors such as ceramics.

Cold colors give a stylish impression and are easy to match with Western or Italian food.

It goes well with Scandinavian tableware.

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Warm colors give a soft impression and are easy to match with Japanese food or cafe rice.

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If you stick to cool and warm colors, it will look cohesive, but on the other hand, it may end up being a passable coordination, so I use colors that go well with either, such as black or brown. I think it's good


When you go to a nice restaurant or cafe, you may be surprised or discover something like, ``I'm using this particular dish for this dish!''

Japanese tableware can be matched with more types of cuisine than you might think, so I think you'll have even more fun coordinating your utensils by trying out a variety of contrasting combinations.

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