2015 New Colors




Homer Laughlin China Company Launches SLATE and SAGE at IHHS

Newell, West Virginia – (March 7, 2015) – The Homer Laughlin China Company™, manufacturer of the colorful and iconic Made in America Fiesta® Dinnerware, continues the tradition of launching its Fiesta color of the year during the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, March 7-10, 2015, Booth S2003. However, this year there’s a catch because the company is announcing TWO colors of the year – Slate and Sage. (#Fiesta2015, #FiestaNewColor)

What’s the reason for a two-color introduction?

“Fiesta history has always leaned toward a bright fashionable palette. Today’s current updates in home fashion add rich Slate grey and accents of Sage green to provide a strong balance and complement to Fiesta’s bright color palette. The current throwback to mid-century modern and vintage styling includes a dominating accent of bright colors combined with cool grays and greens. In todays’ fashions, these color combinations do not exist without one another,” according to Rich Brinkman, VP of Sales and Marketing at Home Laughlin.


“Plus, the addition of Slate and Sage allow Fiesta enthusiasts to now have fun with multiple color palette: the more traditional Fiesta all-over-bright colors that you have been seeing in recent years and the new earthy influence intertwined with the bright colors,” Brinkman says.
Fiesta Plate Stack 2015

Some examples of how Slate and Sage will work their way into the Fiesta color spectrum include the following:


Primary Colors Strong Accent Colors

Mid-Century Modern

Slate, Sage, Ivory or White

Lapis or Poppy and or Sunflower 

 Vintage Kitchen

 Poppy, Turquoise, Ivory, Lemongrass   Lapis, Sunflower
    Sand & Seas     Turquoise, Lapis, Cobalt, Ivory 



    Exotics     Lapis, Lemongrass, Sunflower, Scarlet, Poppy, Sage, Slate 




Dakota Lodge

    Ivory, Lapis, Paprika, Plum Sage, Slate      Scarlet, Cobalt, Sunflower, Poppy, Plum


 Hot & Spicy

    Poppy, Tangerine, Sunflower, Scarlet      Slate, Plum
    Harvest     Sunflower, Tangerine, Paprika, Plum, Slate, Sage 


Poppy, Lemongrass, Scarlet


  Sunny Day 

  Slate, Sage, Sunflower, White      —  
    French Countryside     Sunflower, Lapis, Cobalt, White, Ivory 



   Holiday Vintage  Scarlet, Sage, Ivory


 Plum, Slate


“Slate is the quintessential neutral color, as it is thought of as classic and enduring. It will work with all of the other colors in Fiesta Dinnerware — everything from the most vibrant orange tones to the quietest pastel shades. And even though most people don’t think of green as a neutral, if we look to nature for inspiring color combinations (as we often do), think of all of the colors that work against green foliage similar to this lovely herbal Sage shade. The possibilities are endless and such fun to create!” says color expert Leatrice Eiseman, colorexpert.com and eisemancolorblog.wordpress.com.


At any given time, Fiesta Dinnerware has only 15 colors in its spectrum. So, with the addition of Slate and Sage, Black and Peacock will retire. Peacock has been in production since 2005 and Black since 1986, when the Fiesta Dinnerware line was brought back after a hiatus in production from 1969 – 1985.

Standard dinnerware pieces will be available in Slate and Sage, including 4- and 5- piece sets, and a variety of plates, platters, bowls, mugs, and the signature disk pitcher, as well as select serving pieces (sold separately). Suggested retail price for the 4- and 5-piece place settings is $32.99 (MAP) and $56.00(MSRP). Presale starts May 15th, 2015 and items will be in better department, .coms and specialty stores. Available mid June 2015.

You can find Slate and Sage on display at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, March 7-10, 2015, Booth S2003, the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show, March 6-15, 2015 Booth 3009, and at our retail locations: Everything Fiesta (Sutton, WV) and The Homer Laughlin China Retail Outlet (Newell, WV).

 Fiesta New Color Reveal


 About Fiesta® Dinnerware, Made In The USA

Designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936, Fiesta Dinnerware is among the most collected dinnerware in the world. Fiesta was discontinued in 1973 and reissued in 1986 with new contemporary colors to mark its 50th anniversary. The brand is now celebrating its 79th anniversary with no signs of stopping. In fact, it was recently commended in AdWeek for its appeal to millennials. Fiesta, with its unique Art Deco style, is a timeless classic and has landed it in the collections of numerous museums from the Smithsonian Institution to the Andy Warhol Museum. For more information, visit: homerlaughlin.com and the Fiesta blog at alwaysfestive.com. Also visit Fiesta on Facebook: Homer Laughlin China and Pinterest: Fiesta Dinnerware.



About The Homer Laughlin China Company™

The Homer Laughlin China Company is the largest major plate, saucer and cup manufacturer in the country, employing more than 850 employees at its factory in Newell, WV. The company has been a dinnerware resource since the late 1800s when it first began production of white “ware”. Backed by a 144-year history in the industry, Homer Laughlin continues to be a leader in dinnerware—committed to its craft, workforce, region, and country. For additional information, visit: hlcdinnerware.com.


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22 thoughts on “2015 New Colors

  1. Well that was disappointing. After hoping for another bright festive color we get not one but two neutrals. I can understand retiring black but peacock is one of the best Fiesta colors of all time. Maybe for the 80th Anniversary next year there will be a color.

  2. yuck!!! After this awful winter I needed something bright. Looks like Army green……Slate might be ok…hope there is another surprise mid year!!!

  3. Love the slate. Perfect “masculine” color and complements all the others. Plan to mix this with turquoise for my son who just started his “collection” of Fiesta. I might even add it to my rainbow collection. I can never decide on one color so I have a mix of flamingo, lemongrass, sunflower, marigold, lapis, cobalt, turquoise and peacock. Thanks Fiesta!

  4. Not really exited by these colors. Maybe better in person. I like bright colors. Very sorry to see Peacock go. Ok with Black being retired. Would have liked a Raspberry,Fuschia, Kelly Green, Lavender.

  5. Love them both, can’t wait to get them…I’ve got each and every color since the beginning, these 2 will be a beautiful addition. Enjoy everyone, not many people are lucky enough to have a new place setting every year. Gratitude is a new word to use when you talk about Fiesta!

  6. Love the sage. I have been waiting for this color for years. I had given up hope on that color ever being released. The slate is beautiful and should mix well several different colors. Maybe a bright color next year……..sure would love to see a bright raspberry !!!!

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