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New Creuset Color at Williams-Sonoma - Aubergine

ProfessorBear Aug 1, 2011 07:04 PM

Yet another new Creuset color at Williams-Sonoma: Aubergine.

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  1. Jay F RE: ProfessorBear Aug 1, 2011 07:23 PM

    I haven't seen it in person, but it looks kind of like what I expected Indigo to look like.

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      ProfessorBear RE: Jay F Aug 1, 2011 07:29 PM

      It must be very new as I didn't see it Friday when I bought the Rosemary.

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        ProfessorBear RE: Jay F Aug 1, 2011 07:30 PM

        It must be very new as I didn't see it on Friday when I bought the Rosemary piece. I do agree on the Indigo comment, though. Could be quite pretty, but I'd still much prefer the Midnight Blue from South Africa.

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          Jay F RE: ProfessorBear Aug 1, 2011 07:36 PM

          Is that the sparkly one, Midnight Blue?

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            ProfessorBear RE: Jay F Aug 1, 2011 07:53 PM

            Yeah - Bloomingdale's had it over the winter, I think.

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        blondelle RE: ProfessorBear Aug 1, 2011 10:20 PM

        Oh dear! Another new addition to LC's Dull & Dreary color group. Will look just lovely with barf Linen and seasick Ocean. Will someone PLEASE get the marketing director of LC some Prozac!!!!

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          Jay F RE: blondelle Aug 2, 2011 06:38 AM

          I haven't seen Aubergine in person, but it hardly looks "Dull & Dreary."

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            ellabee RE: Jay F Aug 2, 2011 10:23 AM

            Nor have I, but my reaction to the color in that image is not one of delight. Can we agree that it's a somber, subdued, not particularly festive color?

            Actual eggplants/aubergines are quite handsome, and look excellent in the company of tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Possibly in person, this color and gloss of this enamel has the same qualities.

            But from here, it appears as enough of a grayed purple to remind me of, well, a big bruise.

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              Jay F RE: ellabee Aug 2, 2011 01:22 PM

              The apparent matte finish isn't as nice as your typical glossy LC, but I think there's room for "subdued," if not "somber" (my favorite color is Indigo, which is actually a non-gradient Navy--very glossy, though).

              I'm going to reserve further judgment until I see it in person, though. I just called my local W-S, and was told they're going to have it in store in mid-September.

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              Candy RE: Jay F Nov 6, 2011 10:09 AM

              Well the current Cassis is no winner either. Just a greyed purple. Emile Henry's Figue is gorgeous. Too bad they don't make enameled CI

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            CookingwithMochi RE: ProfessorBear Sep 28, 2011 06:18 AM

            I saw the aubergine in person and it looked almost black to me...I thought maybe they had poor lighting and then saw the aubergine in another WS and found the same thing...I much prefer cassis...

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              blondelle RE: CookingwithMochi Sep 28, 2011 09:56 AM

              Yes, it's almost black. It's a warm, purplish off black. It's as if they decided to add a smidgen of Cassis, Cobalt and Chestnut to their black. It's is shiny though. It's not bad, but if you're going to go that dark, I would prefer the black already. It's a bit darker than it6 looks on their site. It's a handsome color though and I prefer it to Ocean, and that horrid Linen.

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                CookingwithMochi RE: blondelle Sep 28, 2011 09:13 PM

                Blondelle- totally agreed! this is the best color since linen and ocean!

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              CookingwithMochi RE: ProfessorBear Nov 6, 2011 06:23 AM

              By the way- if you are considering between this color and another, the WS store clerk that I've made friends with has disclosed to me that this color scratches very easily...so, a word of caution, as most of us invest in these pieces for the long haul...

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