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Consider Colorful ChinaThe simplest way to brighten your whites: Add in bold and colorful pieces.
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Teal and White Salad Plate
"Regent Narrow Band" salad plate, Crate & Barrel.
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Blue and White Dessert Plate
"Laque de Chine" dessert plate, by Haviland Limoges, from Michael C. Fina.
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Madison Salad Plate
"Madison" salad plate, Crate & Barrel.
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Black and White Geometric Plate
"Stripes" dessert plate, Jonathan Adler.
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Turquoise and White Dinner Plate
"Cristobal Turquoise" dinner plate, by Raynaud, from Bloomingdale's.
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Try China with TextureLooking for something more subtle to pair with your whites? Sneak in unexpected textures and shapes.
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Kensington Dinner Plate
"Kensington Whiteware" dinner plate, by Martha Stewart Collection, from Macy's.
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Bread-and-Butter Plate"Digital" bread-and-butter plate, from Bernardaud, 800-884-7775.
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White Dinner Plate
"Cove" dinner plate, Crate & Barrel.
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Basketweave Salad Plates
"Basketweave" salad plates, by Pillivuyt, from Williams-Sonoma.
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White Salad Plate with Striped Rim
"Hemisphere White" salad/dessert plate, by JL Coquet, from Bloomingdale's.
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Mix in Metallic China PatternsMake like an alchemist and turn your table into a vision of white, gold, and silver.
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Gold and Silver Modern Salad Plate
"Mulholland" salad plate, by Kelly Wearstler for Pickard, from Neiman Marcus.
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Gold and Silver Modern Dinner Plate
"Mulholland" dinner plate, by Kelly Wearstler for Pickard, from Neiman Marcus.
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Modern White Place Setting
"Oyyo" place setting, by Teroforma, from Fitzsu.
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3-D White Dishes
Get your china in 3-D with these eye-popping porcelain dishes. "Landscape White Combi" saucer, Patricia Urquiola for Rosenthal.
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"PB White Dinnerware" dinner plate, Pottery Barn.
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"Woodgrain" charger, by Match, from Tabula Tua.
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Fit in Floral China PatternsCross-pollinate chic floral patterns with simple whites for an appealing modern-meets-garden hybrid.
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Gold and Floral Place Setting
A border of dense gold and orange flowers against a turquoise backdrop is a beautiful frame for a smaller white plate. "Gilded Tapestry" dinner plate, by L by Lenox, from Macy's.
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Floralies Dessert Plate
A pasture of flowers rims the "Floralies" pattern. Dessert plate, by Haviland Limoges, from Michael C. Fina.
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Floral Leaf Dinnerware
"Floral Leaf Dinnerware" dinner plate, Vera Wang Collection by Wedgwood.
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White Plate with Pearl Edging
"White Pearl" salad plate, Crate & Barrel.
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Modern Daisy Place Setting
"Modern Daisy" place setting, by Martha Stewart Collection with Wedgwood, from Macy's.
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"Chinoiserie" plate, Jasper Conran at Wedgwood.
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Gardner Salad Plate
"Gardner Street Green" salad plate, by Kate Spade New York, from Macy's.
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Colorful Salad and Dinner Plates
"Verdant Acres" salad and dinner plates, Anthropologie.
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Tea Cup and Saucer
"Elements" cup and saucer, by Royal Copenhagen, via MyRegistry.com.
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