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Oct 13, 2010 06:46 PM

Mix and Match Fiestaware - Help!

I am looking to buy some Fiestaware for my apartment, and I particularly like the brown.

But, I really want white dinner plates. Would it be strange to have that set entirely in brown and just the dinner plate white? Should I also get the salad plate in white?

Once suggestion I received was to get the dinner plate in white, the salad plate in brown, the bowl in a sunflower yellow, and the mug in brown.

Thoughts? I know "you can mix, match and create a look that's all your own" but I don't want an ugly look - then I would all on my own.

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  1. I like the idea of mixing the brown, yellow an white.

    1. I think mixing and matching complementary colours would look better than having everything brown but the dinner plates. With the latter, you only have one item that is different from the rest, so it look unbalanced.

      1. I have a set of green and a set of yellow, and it's nice. Kinda fun, and they're very complementary.

        1. Go check out the combination by putting them all together in front of you at a department store that carries Fiestaware. If you like it, then go for it.

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          1. I think you have the right idea, food really looks it's best on a white plate. I'm sure there are those who will disagree, but restaurants use white plates for a reason, and it's not because they're cheaper, it's becaue the food looks better.

            I think you can mix and match, I agree with several of the other posts, just the white plates may look a bit odd, so you may want some other white pieces or add the third color. As suggested, head to the department store and start arranging and see what you like.

            And congratulations on choosing Fiestaware, made in the USA.

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            1. re: mikie

              I think I am going to do white dinner plate, white salad plate, brown bowl, and brown mug. While I like the colors of the Fiestaware plates, I think white is the way to go for the plates.