1 of 9
traditional red and green Christmas place setting
Photo: Sugar & Charm

Red & Green

Traditionalists will love this darling Christmas place setting with a red and white striped napkin tied up with red berries, a pepper jelly gift, and an evergreen bough table runner.

2 of 9

White & Gold

This elegant holiday place setting is a great medium between modern and traditional. The white and gold play beautifully off of each other, but the tiny accents of black and greenery brings the whole place setting up to date.

3 of 9
black and gold place setting
Photo: Stories

Black & Gold

If you love the idea of the previous color palette, but want something edgier, go with black and gold. It creates a darker table, but as you can see with this place setting, dotted with natural and textured elements, it's still very holiday-appropriate.

4 of 9

Light Pastels

Fans of vintage style will adore this cheerful pastel place setting. Use mismatched china at each place, and colored glass goblets. After the table is set, fill the middle with vintage glass ornaments on tiered trays or scattered across the tabletop.

5 of 9
jewel tone place setting for holiday table
Photo: Jesse Leake

Jewel Tones

Rich jewel tones are such an excellent complement to the stark beauty of winter. This luxurious place setting uses a variety of fun hues and gilded accents to create a grand statement.

6 of 9
white and silver holiday place setting
Photo: The Popes

Gray & Silver

Don't love in-your-face Christmas decor?  For more of a wintry look, layer grays and silvers for a powerful monochromatic statement. Here, the charcoal linens have a bit of a sheen, and the gray Glassbaby votives are a sweet touch.

7 of 9
rustic gray place setting for winter
Photo: Bo Bedre

Light Neutrals

Go with an assortment of light neutrals for a very Scandinavian-influenced place setting. Add in different natural components, like wooden spoons and greenery sprigs.

8 of 9
bright Christmas place setting
Photo: Amelia Tatnall 

Ultra Brights

If you favor modern and playful decor, this technicolor holiday palette is so much fun.  Nearly neon, this place setting is filled with DIY details that are all a cinch to create. For next-level style, pair with subtle black and white patterns as shown here.

9 of 9
rustic and traditional Christmas place setting
Photo: Merry Mag

Navy & Hunter

Hosting Christmas in a rustic locale? Navy and hunter is a terrific color combo, especially in plaid. Add gold chargers and napkins rings for a luxe effect.