The interior of a nightclub should sparkle, just like the employees and the people being entertained. Choosing the right surface details can either illuminate the room or create a large, cavernous hole. The amount of table surface in a club can make up a large portion of what the eye catches as it roams across the room. The right table covering and napkins can visually light the way when lighting is well placed. Create a color scheme for table linens that helps direct traffic visually.
Choose a color scheme that is easy to see. Dark-on-dark color combinations are difficult to distinguish in any lighting situation—deep maroons, dark navy, deep greens and black. Linen tablecloth and napkin combinations work best in lighter colors—pastels, muted or dusty colors, and white. Try combinations of sage green and cream, pale pink and caramel tan or an oyster gray and dusty blue to keep the table easily in sight and the napkins viewable when dropped on the floor.
Use Bold Patterns
Try a bright bold tablecloth and napkin combination to add to the already entertaining atmosphere. Bold colors can be found in patterns as well as solids. Combining the pattern and the solid can add a third color to a table's color scheme and increase the options for dressing the tables. Create several combinations with a single pattern and several solid colors. For example, choose a black and white print for the tablecloth—white background, black pattern. Choose from dozens of napkin colors, one for every night of the week if desired, because black and white go with everything. Try pink, yellow, red, or a metallic–silver, gold, copper.
Make It Recognizable
Reinforce the club's logo and color choices in the tablecloth-and-napkins color scheme. The colors do not need to be the exact colors; variations work just as well. For instance, use one of the logo colors in the striped pattern for the tablecloth or napkins. Stripes could be green and cream, green and white, or green and a dusty blue. Nightclubs sporting logos and design schemes centered around jewel tones—emerald, ruby, opal, sapphire blue—will sparkle with metallic tablecloths and napkins. Combine a gold metallic tablecloth with a silver metallic napkin, or vice versa.