Grouping Plates

Okay all you creative and talented home decorators out there, I need your help.  I’ve got a blank canvas and I need to breathe some life into it.  The full scoop on the dining room is coming tomorrow at the February After Party (are you linking up a before and after project??  Hope to see you there!)  In the meantime, I have one wall in particular that I’m tossing around ideas for.

While the rest of the world is painting just about everything gold, I painted a gold mirror white.  Remember this mirror from my foyer, about 5 versions ago?

 Well here it is now in it’s very vanilla surroundings!

I’m not afraid of gold or color, I’m just so sick of the things I’ve had for years, and need a change!

On the other side of the room are two vintage travel posters that I want to pull some colors from for curtains.

{Excuse the poor quality of these photos; my camera battery was charging so I took these with my phone and edited them.}

I’ve been thinking about hanging colorful and white plates on either side of the mirror, in a free form fashion.

{house to home)
{elle decor}
Dining Room contemporary dining room
{Leslie Goodwin Photography}
Eat-in Kitchen modern dining room
Melanie Gore traditional bedroom
{Melanie Gore}
Two Story Cottage eclectic dining room
{Two Story Cottage via Houzz}
Dining Room eclectic dining room
{uploaded by Joi to Houzz}
Connecticut House eclectic living room
{Dufner Heighes Inc.}
{sunset magazine}
What do you think?  Should I bring a pop of color to the plain jane mirror wall with a mix-and-match of plates in varying sizes and patterns, or are you so over this look?
Please share your thoughts on this subject.  I can’t make decisions in my own house – just the houses of friends and family!  
And come on back to share a before and after tomorrow – you can jump in even if you didn’t link up a “before” at the beginning of the month!  The more the merrier!
Have a great day,