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Welcome to The Deep Dive, in which we search high and low for the best of the best products for every corner of your home, from modern chandeliers to vintage rugsNext up: colorful plates.

White plates have always been the default setting of dinnerware. You’ll find them on most restaurant tables; they’re an integral part of first-apartment kits; and a stack of them probably sits in your kitchen cabinets as you read this. But wouldn’t a crunchy, sunset-hued citrus salad look particularly refreshing served on a pink backdrop? Wouldn’t a weeknight pesto pasta pop against a moss green plate?

It’s time to give your meals a stage worthy of their bold flavors. Try plating your famous spaghetti Bolognese on an equally satisfying fire truck–red dish. Give your blueberry pie a colorful lift on complementary sky blue ceramic. Whatever your signature creations, we have 28 dinnerware ideas at the ready to make them stand out. 








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