White, grey, black, brown, green, what is the best color for plating food? I'm not a chef, I don't pretend to be a chef. I do know design though. When you think of a well thought out plate of food, you usually want to create something that is both mouthwatering delicious and also visually pleasing (so people will try what is on the plate). I only know this from past experience of spending most of my life ONLY eating things that visually look delicious. Luckily I have grown out of my skepticism of food that isn't orange or covered in icing.
If we think about how we use design and color to compliment the meal, this is when a delicious plate of food goes from delicious to THIS IS SO DELICIOUS, I HAVE TO POST ABOUT THIS NOW. Don't lie, we've have all been there. Choosing a plate to complement the main focus "the food", I think depends on the meal itself. Using a green plate for a yellow curry dish, does not seam like an appetizing plate of food. Using a black or cobalt grey dish for a vibrant yellow curry is a much better compliment to the food itself. Consider choosing a background color (the plate) for your meal next time you a cooking to impress.