Bold Colors and Patterns: People are returning to classic entertaining and relearning that the best way to make a statement is with big, bold color. But big colors and patterns don't always make a big impression. Bold patterns and colors can be dominant or subtle, depending on how you use them. Adding a hint of color can be much more effective than decorating an entire table in a highlighter yellow. Use your bold colors and patterns to enhance the setting by limiting them; hints of bold color with neutral elements will make the entire table more powerful.