New Looks for Old China

The Inspiration: Soft-gray and pale-blue blossoms on
a true white background compose Noritake’s Colburn pattern.

A photo of Noritake's Colburn china pattern.

Pattern Play

This pretty pattern by Noritake with its soft-blue and aqua floral design was popular from 1960 until it was phased out in 1988. Bring new life to this old favorite by placing atop light-blue ceramic chargers and adding patterned napkins and place mats that bring out the muted aqua. For a centerpiece that pops, choose blue’s color-wheel opposite, and go with bright-yellow tulips.