I was inspired by a dinner I attended in NY. It wasn't any muted colors thats typically seen but bright colors of fuchsia table linen, Bohemian gold rimmed colorful glasses, frosted tea light votives and cymbidium that seemed to blossom from their vases.
It was a pretty table setting and I think its easy to pull off . Here's my version: expensive colored glasses (trying to find a cheaper alternative), orange and fuchsia table linen, long lasting cymbidium (cut flowers can live up to 2 weeks) and fancy gold scaley-rimmed plates.
image from Giving Tree OnlinGracious Style ,Elegance 2003 , and cymbidium in vase from Flowerbud