Black Flatware, Matching Patterns and More: All You Need to Know

Black Flatware, Matching Patterns and More: All You Need to Know

Selecting flatware that feels as good in your hands as it looks on your table is not an easy decision, especially with all the varieties that you can find today. So how can you make the right choice for you? Black flatware or stainless steel? Silver or copper finish? And what about the weight – is it important? In this blog, we will answer these questions and tell you all you need to know about choosing silverware sets.

How to Choose between the Types of Flatware

Let’s talk about the most important aspects to consider while picking out the perfect flatware set.

What the Flatware is Made of

The composition of the flatware plays a great role in helping you decide which one to buy. Two of the highest grade percentages are 18/10 and 18/8. The flatware made by Inox Artisans is made of 18/8 stainless steel, in which 18 represents the percentage of Chromium whereas 8 represents the percentage of Nickel.

Chromium and Nickel are used here for two distinct purposes – while Chromium lends the flatware its rust-proof properties, Nickel is responsible for adding luster and shine to the product. Both these elements increase the item’s resistance to corrosion. There are also 18/0 as well as other compositions of stainless steel available but we recommend going for either 18/8 or 18/10, as 18/0 is much more prone to rust and damage over time.

Flatware Weight and How it Affects Feel

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Not a lot of people take into consideration the weight of the flatware. In fact, flatware weights vary greatly and must be thought about before purchase. Whether it is black flatware or silver-plated, the weight determines its strength, durability, and how well-balanced it will seem.

If you want a more substantial feel, we suggest buying a set that has medium weight and is not too heavy at the same time. At Inox, we always focus on customer satisfaction and work hard to understand and achieve their expectations. This is why you will never be disappointed in our silverware sets, even if you are switching from a reputable brand such as Oneida black flatware. 

Should Your Flatware Match?

Some people have a keen eye for detail and might want to match their flatware to their dinnerware perfectly. Other people are way less particular about matching their silver sets to their china pattern and opt for a more mismatched, funky look.

On the other hand, if you need flatware for a more formal event such as a dinner party, then there are plenty of designs that can go well with your china.

In the end, it all depends on your personal preference and there really isn’t any right or wrong when it comes to selecting flatware. If your sense of style makes you lean toward black flatware, then, by all means, go for it!

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