There are some traditionalists who insist that the only proper shade for a taper candle is white — and other more modern-leaning people who insist on no taper candles at all. Personally I love the idea of spicing up a traditional table setting with colored tapers! And for inspiration, I rarely have to look further than Eddie Ross's beautiful tablescapes.
Taper candlesticks, no matter the shade, can hardly be considered rebellious or edgy, but there is something that's at least a little exciting about throwing in a slew of unexpected or vibrant shades in taper form. Paired with heirloom china and even the most classic of centerpieces or the most subdued of tablecloths, they can make a table look fresh and youthful. My favorite Eddie picks are among his more vibrant, as in pictures 1-3, where lively colors in both tapers and runners bring an upbeat tone to the traditional table settings. However, he's also convinced me that black and ultra dark hued tapers need not be reserved for Halloween meals or an ultra sleek meal. In his home (pictures 4-5), they take on an almost earthy quality in the rustic setting.
If you are a faithful reader of Eddie's blog, you already know his love for Creative Candles, but if you're not, then you're in for a treat. Having tested the candles myself, I can assure you that they're among the best, for color variety and for quality.
To check out more of Eddie's beautiful designs, check out his blogEddie Ross.