It probably comes as no surprise that, just as the colour of a room can influence our mood, so can the colour of crockery. There’s swathes of scientific research happening all over the world to determine just how much colour – from the food itself to the plates we’re eating it from – impacts the eating experience. Research by the University of Oxford has shown that the colour, size, weight and shape of everything from cups to plates have a big influence on how we taste things. “How we experience food is a multisensory experience involving taste, feel of the food in our mouths, aroma, and the feasting of our eyes,” the researchers reported. “Even before we put food into our mouths, our brains have made a judgement about it, which affects our overall experience.”
HUE KNEW Even the colour of the cup from which you drink your tea, coffee and hot chocolate can have a big impact on flavour, according to researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain. They asked 57 volunteers to sample hot chocolate from cups in orange, cream, red and white, and then rate each drink on a scale of one to 10 in such categories as sweetness, flavour, aroma and enjoyment. Orange cups were judged to deliver the most intense chocolate flavour, while cream mugs scored best for aroma and sweetness. When it comes to plates, it’s thought that pastel tones can help to accentuate the homemade nature of food while an earthy palette signals naturalism and environmental consciousness.
BRAVO, BEVANDE This brings us to Trenton International’s Bevande range of cups and saucers, mugs, creamers and teapots, which come in a palette of fabulous colours. Those hues are Apricot (akin to salmon pink), Jaffa (just like the iconic, orange coated chocolate sweet), Mist (a soft pastel blue) and Slate (a dramatic grey). The range includes a 200ml cup and matching saucer, a 200ml latte cup, and 100ml creamer.
Bevande is also designed to be mixed and matched according to the personality and branding of your business: try a Jaffa coffee cup on a Slate saucer, for example, to add drama. Or embrace the softness of pastels by serving a Mist latte cup on an Apricot saucer. No matter how you combine the pieces, you can create an Instagram-ready breakfast table unique to your business.
The range is manufactured from high quality porcelain, making the pieces durable and perfect for commercial use in every hospitality setting.
Listen to what Tim Russell, Trenton’s National Sales Manager, and Lyssa Tredgett, Trenton’s Marketing Co-Ordinator, have to say about why the Bevande range is perfect for the Australian market in the video below.