Simplicity at its finest is what I think of the term Monochromatic. Monochromatic is a color theory that only uses one color and its different shades, hues, and tints. One color?? I know some of you readers out there might think that is one crazy theory! While some may argue that a design with one color could be too boring or too pain we have to disagree! Coming from color and pattern gurus like us, we definitely love seeing some tone on tone action!

We have seen many ways to do the monochromatic look on the runway. Designers like Chanel and Michael Kors have used this color theory in many recent designs. We love how different hues of a color can create such a high end sophisticated look.

Monochromatic can also be done within your home as well. By using either a bold color or neutral color palette this look remains to be intriguing. This design concept definitely has that more modern clean feel that we all have loving lately! Whether the design is in your wardrobe, a room in your house or the table scape for you next event we are loving seeing all these different views of monochromatic!

Monochromatic On the Table

There are many ways to tackle a monochromatic design. Our Nuovo collection is the perfect place to start! This is a poly-cotton fabric that is spun more like a cotton so it has that upscale feel to it. Our Nuovo Collection has 47 different colors to choose from and comes in 13 different sizes! Due to its matte finish and aray of sizes and colors, this is the perfect collection to layer pieces to create a monochromatic design!

Photography: Mary Jessica Photography

Nuovo Champagne is one of our most popular neutral color in this collection. This color looks very luxurious in any design due to its pink undertones. It creates that classic – traditional look while also having a modern twist. It is such a great color to play with when it comes to layering on the table.

Photography: Anna Delores Photography

Monochromatic also looks absolutely stunning when playing with whites and ivories. Our Nuovo Ivory is also super popular when creating that clean crisp look. To achieve this look pair our Nuovo Ivory napkin and our Nuovo Ivory table cloth with a white plate and white florals and voila! You have created a gorgeous monochromatic table scape!

Photography: Jenny Smith + Co

Feeling like you want to be bold with some color? Try our Nouvo Light Blue! While it is a soft pale blue color it definitely will still create that bold monochromatic look. Hues of blues are always so pretty when mixing together and adds some sophistication.

There are so many ways to tackle this design look! Whether you want more of a neutral or a bold color; achieving this monochromatic look can be simple. It really can be all about layering this color and playing with the different hues. So pick a color and let that be your inspo!

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  1. Ali

    Loooove me a great monochromatic tablescape! The Nuovo Champagne is gorg!!

When you love the look of your table, but also want a touch of linen… La Tavola Table Runners are the ultimate win for a beautiful table you want to show off! The options are endless with table runners. Are you searching for the perfect balance of understated yet eye-catching? Or do you want a runner that is the showcase? La Tavola Table Runners are perfect for a variety of occasions! We love using runners to pull in something a little extra.

Pro Tip: have you loved one of the La Tavola linens, but are too scared to repeat it? Well, try using the same one in a La Tavola runner for an similar, yet updated look! Mix up the florals, dinnerware, etc., and your guests might not even notice 😉


Go bold with some pattern! Our Rio Grande pictured here is especially fun because the runners are used horizontally and perfectly complete the southwestern look. Who doesn’t love a stripe, especially a multi color one! This beautiful workshop was hosted by The Poffs and designed by Brannan Events with photography by Lauren Feddersen.

Party Slate | Valley & Company Events | Christine Chang Photography 

Even if you are already covering your table with a linen, using a runner is still a fresh addition! We love how our Charles Indigo runner shown here adds a bright, modern touch.



Do you live for solids, but love a good texture? Our Velvet Collection is made for you. A hint of velvet is perfect all year round!

Usually shy away from yellow? Think again. Our Velvet Golden runner is such a beautiful pop for this citrus themed table. This stunning inspiration was designed by Kelly Oshiro and photographed by Koman Photography. More where that came from on Style Me Pretty.


We simply love how the Velvet Blush blends in with these florals. We love how Kaella Lynn Events did not shy away from using this rich color against the light dinnerware, and how Jake & Necia Photography captured it perfectly.


Enough said.

Our 2018 Collection includes this Wes runner, and we could not be more obsessed. It is available in Curry, Navy, and Steel. We love it so much; the navy and curry are both displayed in the Napa showroom for your viewing pleasure. Check out the La Tavola Pinterest for more of our 2018 collection in use!


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Drama, romance, luxury… the Aurora runner wears many hats. How stunning is our Aurora Blush under this outdoor chandelier?! The oversized runner provides lots of movement to add a whimsical, soft touch to any dining experience. Pastels never go out of style in our book. We are in awe of this editorial that radiates elegance created by So Happi Together and Sally Pinera Photography.

Which La Tavola runner is your favorite? No matter your cup of tea (still can’t get over the recent Royal Wedding ovbi!), try one of our table runners for your next party! We would love to be inspired by the looks you dream up! Share them with us on Instagram 🙂


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  1. Stephen Davison

    All the different types of table arrangement are beautiful, good camera work by photographers. La Tavola Table Runners are perfect for a wedding, engagement and other ceremonies.