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New Le Creuset color, "Palm"

So word on the street is that Le Creuset will be releasing a new color called Palm sometime around March. A blog called "Raskin Around" on the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier website had an item today about their local LC store's upcoming launch party later this month, describing palm as a color "inspired by the luxurious fringe of green where land meets sea." I like it; it seems fresher than Fennel, and brighter than Spinach. But I'm wondering whether it will play well with my existing Kiwi. I can't wait to see it in person!

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  1. I just got a postcard from Le Creuset announcing the new color. From the postcard, it looks like kind of an apple green/martha stewart green. It looks really pretty.

    1. i love green cookware! from jadeite to dark, rich "emerald" ECI staub cookware... love it ALL!

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      1. re: rmarisco

        I do too! It goes well with so many other colors, which is a good thing, because I tend to collect dinnerware and decoratve items depending on what color I'm crushing on at the moment. One month I'm into turquoise, the next it might be purple, or I'll be in a rattan/tropical mood...green goes with almost everything I have :)

        And I just saw on Twitter that the Palm is being unveiled next weekend. There's one event not too far away, I might have to go:

        www.LeCreuset.com/PalmParty

      2. It's strange they would introduce two greens so close together. Sur La Table has an exclusive on their Rosemary shade so I wonder if this is that shade under another name. Sur La Table and Williams Sonoma had the same deep cobalt blue under the Sapphire and Marine names. Wonder if it's the same with this.

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        1. re: blondelle

          These are pics that I saw on Twitter..they seem a little bit more yellowish to me than Rosemary, but not as yellow as Kiwi

           
           
          1. re: Susie178

            Oh that is pretty. I don't have any green LC.

            1. re: Susie178

              This seems to be in line with a few other 'ombre' style colors of late, like Truffle and Coastal Blue.

          2. Lots of new colors. Wm Sonoma just introduced "Lapis" for their signature collection. It's pretty, and so is this new green color "Palm." They sorta go together - if you have lapis blue water, there must be some palms around!

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            1. re: breadchick

              From the pictures I really like the Lapis color - a beautiful deep blue. I'm not in the market for any more LC, but if I were...

            2. This picture is from the Atlanta housewares show of palm

               
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              1. re: mshedd2011

                Nice! I found a video that LC posted on vimeo, that makes it look a little lighter. It's still pretty. Based on the video, it doesn't thrill me like Kiwi, but I'll reserve final judgement until I see it in person.

                http://vimeo.com/86111622

                1. re: Susie178

                  Great find Susie!! Will be you be going to a signature store for the launch?

                  1. re: mshedd2011

                    I was really hoping to go to one but probably won't be able to make it to the Signature store until the folllowing weekend. (Maybe my street will be plowed by then!) I've had enough winter and could use an infusion of tropical green, so I'm looking foward to your Palm party pics!

                    1. re: Susie178

                      Oh that sucks!! I am soooo sick of snow and cold weather!! I think if I add some palm to the house it will make it feel like I'm in the tropics!! :)

                      1. re: Susie178

                        Here are some pics from the store... And a picture of palm vs kiwi!!

                         
                         
                         
                        1. re: mshedd2011

                          Thanks for your pics! It's all beautiful!! Well I couldn't wait so I managed to make a quick run to the signature store and got a Palm myself. Here it is next to my baby 2 quart Kiwi on the awful coil cooktop (hoping for induction, someday...). The gradation on the Palm lid is more noticeable than on the Kiwi. For some reason I think the Palm photographs as more avocado than it really is in person. I just love it and I think LC was careful to make it just enough like Kiwi that they can be next to each other and not clash. In fact, I actually like that they make a nice variation on a theme instead of matching exactly. Shades of green, just like nature. :)

                          If anyone's interested, the LC website just added a color-pairing tool where you can put two colors next to each other (including Kiwi and other outlet colors) to see how they coordinate. It's fun to play around with:

                          http://cookware.lecreuset.com/cookwar...

                           
                    2. re: Susie178

                      that video makes me want to buy a beach house, just so i can stock the kitchen with the new color!

                      1. re: rmarisco

                        Haha... You too? I think I want every piece that's in the video!!!!! Oh I can't wait to get some new palm!!

                        1. re: rmarisco

                          Just like that commercial with the couple asking the architect to design their kitchen around the faucet: hand the architect a baker in the new Palm and say "design a beach house around THIS!" LOL.

                          1. re: breadchick

                            Haha... I totally agree with you!! The palm looks so good with the natural wood in the video!! It fits with my personal style!! ;) you're totally welcome! I'll try to post some pics of the palm party Sunday too!! :)

                            1. re: mshedd2011

                              Holy moley, there are even MORE Palm pics in this video at about the 09:25 mark:

                              http://vimeo.com/85589366

                              I'm guessing these videos are made for the cookware trade businesses? It looks like there are some more stainless pieces coming soon, with a mariner star pattern. LC you are going to bankrupt me! :)

                              1. re: Susie178

                                Wow!! I loved that video!! I just watched it twice!! I love the design of the new SS too!! It really compliments the cast iron. I also love the additional palm pics too!!

                                These are very cool videos!! They should make this stuff more readily available!!

                                Haha... I agree!! LC is killing my budget!! I want everything.

                      2. Yikes!!! Call me crazy...I love Le Crueset!!!! But I really struggle to serve or eat food that isn't on a white or ivory vessel!! Love their White and Dune products!! Covet the 5 Quart shallow Braiser but I can't bring myself to feel like it showcases food properly in bold colors. Wish they would make more neutral options!

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                        1. re: gratok

                          Hi, you might like one of these:

                          http://vimeo.com/85160863

                          I don't know anything about them or a release date, I just stumbled on them on vimeo and it seems to be a recent video.

                          1. re: Susie178

                            Great find Susie!!! I'm in love with the matte colors. I actually have the greige color from japan!!

                             
                        2. They also released a vanilla white. I saw it at Crate & Barrel. Pretty, but a bit too much cream for my taste. Had a yellowish cast to it. Would have preferred a cleaner white.

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                          1. re: blondelle

                            It's very creamy... I like it because it goes well with all of my other colors. I think I will like the matte white more though!! :)

                             
                            1. re: mshedd2011

                              The matte white is pretty but I'm leary of cleaning the matte colors. It's a textured surface and will hold soil and stains more I think. If you try and scrub them off, although enamel is hard, you might end up making the area you scrub shinier than the surrounding matte surface. I do prefer shiny!

                          2. Which is closer to KitchenAid's green apple? Palm or Kiwi? The creuset pieces I own are red, but I have the stand up KA mixer and it might be fun to have some coordinating creuset.

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                            1. re: Bwashing

                              I think kiwi is closer. Palm is slightly darker than the green apple. I've attached a few pics for you. (Kiwi is on the left, palm is on the right)

                               
                               
                            2. I think they should have called it "Bile".

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                              1. re: kaleokahu

                                You are evil tonight, aren't you? ;-p

                                1. re: DuffyH

                                  My rods and cones are still recovering from those photos. I think the color may prove to be of use in some aversion therapies.

                                2. re: kaleokahu

                                  I don't find it vile, but I expect to be able to live without it quite easily.

                                  1. re: foiegras

                                    I said "bile", not 'vile'. 'Meconium' would also work without risking the key-next-door ambiguity.

                                    1. re: kaleokahu

                                      Yep, I got that ... reading comprehension skills just as sharp as they were in 5th grade ;)

                                      It's a bit surprising to me how close this is to Kiwi. Running out of ideas?!