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Spring Carnival with Noritake

Giddy up! The racing season is among us and this year it’s all about transforming fundamental colour basics into delicate and more tranquil pastel hues.
Spring 2015’s trend forecast highlights the creation of natural and soothing tropical landscapes. Opt for cooler and softer colour choices with subtle warm tones of Tangerine, Toasted Almond and Treetop Green. Take a cue from nature and follow a minimalistic en plein air theme using an ethereal mix of understated pastels and nature-like neutrals. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Colour Institute, says: ‘there is a growing movement to create quiet zones to disconnect from technology and unwind’. Use those soft colour hues to recreate a beautiful spring landscape, a soothing escape from buzzing city lights.
If you love Carnival fashion, bring sparkle to your table décor this season with Noritake’s favourite giftware collections:


Boasting a dazzling French design ethic, Noritake’s Carnivale teaware collection will take you back in time to enjoy a marvellous afternoon tea. The collection includes a 6 pastel shade palette that will have you matching this season’s candy coloured favourites: Bevelled Grass, Classic Blue, Strawberry Ice, Custard Yellow, and Glacier Gray.


Hertford features a rose inspired floral design amid an elegant and luxurious golden lace border. Each item adorns delicately raised emerald dots and enhances the design’s intricate floral patterns. Florals are a springtime given and Carnival fashion’s favourite accessory. So bring blooms to life and embrace colourful floral textures with tableware that nurtures pretty petals against spring festival sensations.


Braidwood’s sumptuous formal design features a textured pattern topped with a jewelled emerald green detail amid a 22K gold trim. A genuine classic, Braidwood combines contemporary and traditional sensitivity to bring you a chic and sophisticated table setting. Match this season’s Toasted Almond hues with this this gorgeous design.



Chelmsford is a timeless classic in every sense of the word. Set on a background of fine white porcelain, the gentle interplay between the soft floral bouquet of pink, green and lavender amid a stylish outer band of royal blue brings sophisticated elegance to each design. The perfect companion to any formal dining occasion, the collection’s dazzling 22K gold lining will add sparkle to every table setting.

Rhapsody Blue


Rhapsody Blue is an elegant design featuring a band of interlacing blue florals against a classical baroque-shaped ivory porcelain body. Inspired by beautiful Japanese wildflowers, the pattern combines elegant sophistication and a versatility ideal for any dining occasion. Create your own peaceful spring landscape with Rhapsody Blue’s Classic Blue hues.

Blog by Kimberley Mahoney