Winter is almost here and that means caroling, hot cocoa, and winter weddings! Whether you’re planning a wedding, holiday party, or sweet 16, red and white are great colors for decorating tablescapes with a taste of holiday flavor. You don’t need to celebrate Christmas to appreciate a red and white color scheme. Red is the color of passion and white is the color of snow, and that means a red and white color scheme is perfect for winter events! Creating a red and white tablescape can be approached from a number of angles. If you want the event to feel warmer, try laying a foundation with red tablecloths and complementing your foundation with white table runners, napkins, and plate-ware. To make your tablescape glow with elegance, start with a low-reaching, white tablecloth and use a red table overlay for a layered winter wonderland appearance. Red is the color of passion, so it’s no wonder fruit like sweet strawberries and red cherries look absolutely delectable when displayed on a white background–and let’s not forget delicious, decadent, red velvet cake. If red is a little too loud for your taste, inverting the red and white color scheme works too. With white as the dominant color, your event will feel more like a classic, all-white wedding which is great if you’re one who is dazzled by traditional white weddings. A white foundation is reminiscent of the chilly weather outside but without the frost-bitten chill. Red table decor tastefully accents a white foundation, and your guests won’t be able to help but swoon for red’s vibrancy. Red and white also coincides with the traditional Valentine’s Day color scheme. If you are having a red and white wedding in winter, you can use the same linens to surprise your newly wed partner with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Feel the warmth of the burning hearth with a romantic, red and white color scheme!