white-on-white, blue-on-blue, or pink-on-pink, decorating your tabletop in a single hue results in a surprising, but stunning presentation. To start, choose a color, like blue. Then, for depth, add different shades of that hue, such as sky blue, navy blue, and aqua. Or, adorn the table with patterned pieces (within that color) for some personality and spark. Finally, include touches of textural and neutral elements to tone down colored dinnerware. For example, the casual-chic linen table cloth and vases of plucked wildflowers give your eyes a place to rest and bring depth to this table (left).