Tableware specialist Parsley in Time believes that the big sector trend in 2018 will be white colouring, after several years of colours dominating the tabletop.
Marketing manager Rob Blunderfield said: “Although white has never exactly gone away, the recent tableware fashion has been for colours and patterns.
“In terms of table layout, the great thing about white is its versatility: it’s easy to pair different plates from different manufacturers, so the potential for unusual and striking combinations is vast.”
White is the classic when it comes to displaying food, and it is now available in many shapes. “What’s different compared to a few years ago is the variety of plate profiles,” said Blunderfield. “Triangular, square, oval, oblong, ‘organic’ round or straight round, deep rimmed or shallow, plus there are all sorts of finishes and textures.”
Therefore Parsley in Time has put together a Whiteware 2018 catalogue, in partnership with Churchill China, which is available free on request.
The company has a showroom in London, where buyers can see the range of designs available. “We’re happy to let customers loose on the stock, so they can find out which whiteware is going to be right for them,” added Blunderfield.