9 Fun Dinnerware Sets for When All-White Just Won't Cut It

pottery barn puebla dinnerware
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A full set of elegant dinnerware is the ultimate sign of successful adulting. And while we're huge fans of clean lines and crisp white hues, an all-white dinnerware collection can be a bit, well, boring. Enter: fun dinnerware. You know, the pieces you pick when throwing a themed party or eating your first al fresco meal of the season. And luckily, there are endless options for plates, cups and flatware that will instantly put a smile on your face. Sorry, white plates, we'll be back for you soon (maybe).

Blue & White

pottery barn puebla dinnerplate
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Consider this combo, which is the patterned answer to plain white — it never goes out of style.


As fresh as a summer salad.


blue watercolor plate
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There are so many things we love about Chrissy Teigen; these gorgeous watercolor-inspired plates are just one of them.

Black & White

west elm black and white plates
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This classic color combo will never go out of style.


Food52 wood plates
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Rustic meets stylish.

Bubble Glass

Millennial Pink

year and day pink plates
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This sleek, 12-piece modern dinnerware set is all you need.

Gold Trim

anthropologie gold trim plates
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We're totally swooning over the unique etchings on these organic, one-of-a-kind plates.


rainbow metallic serving tray
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Add a little magic to your table with this lustrous metallic.

Adria Greenhauff

Adria Greenhauff

Adria Valdes Greenhauff is a writer and editor based in Miami, Fla. She’s covered food, travel and lifestyle for numerous online publications including The Quench, The List, Vivala, Foodable, Recommend magazine and Miami New Times. She's also the host of the Better Food Stories podcast.