Mixing and matching with Royal Check
June 04, 2019
We’re so excited about our newest pattern, Royal Check. The true-blue version of our signature black and white Courtly Check, we’re sure Royal Check will check all your boxes. It’s happy, it’s clean, and it’s classic.
Royal Check, which was in development for two years, was inspired by the ever-changing blue waters of Cayuga Lake, which our 65-acre campus overlooks in Upstate New York. Like Courtly Check enamelware, Royal Check is hand-painted, featuring color-dragged checks in a range of blue hues, plus some subtle jewel-tone highlights, that reflect the hands of each artisan. The variations in the blue come from the formulation and consistency of the paint, as well as the number of strokes that create each check. All of this means that while no two pieces of Royal Check are exactly alike, they all work together in perfect harmony.
Rebecca Proctor, our creative director and chief brand officer, says the name—Royal Check—is also a cheeky nod to all things British. She loves that Royal Check works as an underpinning that complements both informal and formal dinnerware patterns. “It’s a neutral playground for mixing and matching,” Rebecca says.
For casual settings, try it with Courtly Check, of course, for a perfect check mate, or put it with White Flower Market for a tabletop presentation that blooms with possibilities. We think that Royal Check enhances the floral hues, making them look as if they are popping right off the plate. Royal Check can be a summer staple as well, serving as the centerpiece for all the patriotic displays right through Labor Day.
Royal Check can add a little twist to tradition any time of the year. Pair it with heirloom china patterns, including Blue Willow, as well as Tobacco Leaf, another classic pattern originally made in China in the 18th century for export to the Portuguese and Brazilian markets. The pattern incorporates 27 colors, with a small phoenix perching on the leaves of a nicotiana.
In addition to enamelware, Royal Check is featured in several Spring 2019 collections, including kitchen linens, draperies, accessories, and outdoor furniture. Expect to see even more of it in our upcoming Fall and Holiday collections, too.
“This is just the beginning,” says Rebecca. “Royal Check is sure to inspire even more good things down the road.”