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Mar 7, 2013 11:24 AM

What color are your everyday plates?

For a few years, I have been keeping a photo log of my kitchen adventures and been mildly obsessed with white plates as I think it obscures whatever food is on the plate, but have been itching to buy some Fiesta Ware. What color are your everyday plates? Do you have a favorite color?

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  1. White! I had colored for awhile (dark blue and red flowers with greenery on a beige plate) but it was unappetizing.

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    1. re: Hobbert

      I find it unappetizing as well though I can't figure out why, perhaps it's just too distracting.

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        I think that's it for me. It's distracting. I can't enjoy my meal on a colored surface, especially a multi colored surface. It feels like chaos. Plus it's easier to match everything when it's all white :)

    2. My everyday plates: Lemongrass Fiesta Ware. :}

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      1. re: Baskerville

        Dinner and soup plates are cobalt blue Fiesta Ware. Salad plates, bowls and platters in Paprika and Marigold.

      2. Truthfully, I have a little bit of everything, mostly plain white plates, but some much loved older stuff from my mom and aunts (all now passed) on which they "gifted" things and never wanted the plates back in return.

        1. Dansk Gridworks, in both blue and green (about a dozen of each). Color around the edges, white under the food. Best of both worlds.

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            1. re: BobB

              I also have Dansk. They're white, polished in the center, with a matte finished fluted rim.

              1. re: lynnlato

                I have one set that's white with a back/white scroll pattern on half the dish. Some matching serving bowls, but I bought all black matte serving platters a few years ago

                1. re: cheesecake17

                  Lovely cheesecake17. Yep, mine are black matte and are from when we were first married 17 yrs ago. I'd love to switch to a white Portuguese set from Crate & Barrel or Potterybarn. I love the ones w/ the beading around the lip of the dish. Simple, rustic and clean.

                  1. re: lynnlato

                    They're from target! I bought the matte serving dishes in a mikasa outlet for a few dollars each. The kohls stickers on the bottom said $60!!

                    My other set (for dairy) are white with a light blue and silver Greek key pattern on the edge

                    1. re: cheesecake17

                      I happened to be in Target yesterday and went on a mini-plate buying binge. I love the Threshold series of the white plates.

                2. re: lynnlato

                  Me too -- I love the way food looks on black plates -- the colours pop.