Do my pots and pans have to match my stand mixer? Should my baking dishes be all the same color? Is orange too wild for a Dutch oven? There are so many gorgeous colors, so do I have to stick to just one?
When it comes to registering for housewares, we hear these to-mix-or-to-match questions from nearly every Zola couple. We totally get it. When an iconic brand like Le Creuset offers nearly every one of its pieces in a variety of shades, for example, what are you to do?
Interestingly at Zola, Marseille (the lovely shade of blue seen above) holds the title of being the most popular Le Creuset shade. But that doesn't mean that every couple is registering for Marseille everything; White, Caribbean, Cerise, and Flame are not far behind. So, know this: Coordination is totally personal. Here are some pros and cons of mixing versus matching.
Like we mentioned, it's impossible to resist a broad assortment of colors, and registering for a variety allows a lifetime of flexibility. Is your current kitchen all white, but you see yellow walls in your future? Chances are, all your kitchen gadgets, appliances, and tools will still match.
Just make sure you fully commit to mismatching. If you find yourself registering for mostly one color, go with it to avoid ending up with just a few random-seeming hues in your collection.
If the thought of a multicolored kitchen makes your heart flutter (and not in a good way), we recommend trying two complementary shades. Blue and white, for example, red and blue, or orange and yellow are all great options. The overall look is not as chaotic as intentional mismatching but still a bit dynamic.
Jennifer Spector is the director of brand strategy and newlywed-at-large at Zola, the wedding registry that will do anything for love. At Zola you’ll find all the gifts, experiences, and funds you want, all in one place. We help people get more of their registry. Sign up today and receive $25 towards your registry.