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Dec 30, 2009 02:02 PM

Your favorite Le Creuset color

I have red (Flame I guess?) and Dune--Dune is my favorite of what I have.

But I just got my Sur la Table catalog showing the new Cassis (shaded eggplant) and OMG is it gorgeous!! Also Lilac, which is more lavender. Apparently these are new LC colors that SLT has an exclusive on in the US.

My kitchen colors are jadite green and red, and there are also yellow and deep blue elements inherited from the previous owners. Cassis would be gorgeous in my living room (not much call for enameled cast iron there unless I start cooking in my fireplace ...), and would utterly clash in my kitchen. C'est la vie ...

What's your favorite LC color?

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  1. This one. I don't know what it's called because I got it at TJ Maxx, for only $80 for a 5.5 quart version. It's in the foreground, on the left...

    1. whatever was on sale at the outlet store when I went shopping.


      I've bought Le Creuset for four decades. The color doesn't matter in my kitchen. I go for function and form.

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      1. re: shallots

        I agree. Although I like some colors better than others, I choose my pieces by what I need and what the best price is. I have blue, kiwi, and 2 flame pieces in different sizes. Love them all.

        1. re: shallots

          Yes - me too - it's been a function of either the color available when I needed something "right away" or what I've found on sale.

        2. I gave up trying to decide my favorite color as they are all gorgeous! Each of my 7 pieces are a different color. That way you can always add a piece in another new color, and you never have to worry about new pieces matching older ones in the same color.

          Some of the signature stores have a color called Fig, but not sure if that's the Cassis although it sure looks like it. The misty lilac is also gorgeous, but I'm not sure if I like how food looks in these. It's a very pretty color but food doesn't look very appetizing shown in the Cassis color there, and I imagine it would be less so in the Misty Lilac. Someone had posted a photo of a stew in the lilac on FlickR and it looked awful.

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          1. re: blondelle

            I've rarely seen a bad color, either. So far, I have flame, cobalt, an old turquoise, that French blue (Sonoma blue?) in my picture, Dijon, a weird old grey-lilac (from the early 60's, I'd guess)...and a buttery yellow from the early 60's.

            They look just wonderful all sitting next to each other, on top of my pie safe: so cheery and vibrant.

            1. re: Beckyleach

              I like Kiwi and Carribean blue (Turqoise) but always adore Dijon and white. I already have a 3.5 qt round, 2 qt round, 3.5 qt buffet/casserole, 6.75 qt oval, and 9.5 inch skillet. All of them are different color but nothing in Dijon and White. I think my chance to add something in Dijon and white is very slim as I feel I have enough Le Creuset already.

          2. My fave is the orange (is that "Flame?"), followed by the Kiwi...All of them are gorgeous...

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            1. re: jinet12

              You're right, Flame is orange ... what I have is just called Red. I thought they all had some fancy name ;)

              blondelle, you may be right about food looking odd in purple ... I will console myself with that thought.

              1. re: jinet12

                I also like the "flame" orange color. Whenever possible, I like my stuff to match. I figure that if there's one color that Le Creuset will *never* stop making, it's their trademark orange.

              2. I have the french oven in Dijon (my kitchen is done in yellow) and the braiser in Flame. If i get anymore, which i doubt, it will be in the brightest colors. I live in N. Illinois which is famous for dark dreary winters, so the brighter the better!

                I happen to believe that color IS important, not as important as fucntion, but when i'm spending 200 for a dutch oven, it must be PERFECT.

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                1. re: arupiper

                  I agree ... life isn't always pretty, but a lot of things can be, including the kitchen! I think it really enhances the cooking experience to use cookware that's beautiful to you, and in the case of Le Creuset, that's largely about color.

                  1. re: arupiper

                    Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't buy a color that I didn't like just because it was a good price (for example I don't like the Dune color), but the good thing for me is that I like *most* of the colors, so when a bargain comes along, it rarely is a problem.