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