How to Style the Perfect #Shelfie with Fiesta Dinnerware

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Capturing images and sharing them with our friends and family on social media is one of the most fun aspects the digital age. Afterall, we are proud and love the items we have in our lives, especially if it has anything to do with Fiesta Dinnerware. In this blog post, we decided to play around with the digital trend known as a “shelfie” — decoratively styling the shelves of your cabinets and show you our three best shelfies along with some tips on styling your own.

Color Scheme: Our first tip is to decide what your color scheme will be. Once you decide on the colors you are going to display, then you can select the items you want to have on your shelves. In our three different shelfies, we created three different looks:

 

  1. an ombre scheme of greens and blues
  2. a collection of retro mod style
  3. a citrus color theme

Fiesta Tip: Have more items than will fit on your shelves? Fret not! The idea of shelfies is that they are a fun ever-changing piece of functional art in your home that can easily be switched out.

Functionality: If you’re styling a shelfie with Fiesta Dinnerware, chances are it will be somewhere close to your kitchen or dining room. Deciding how functional you want your shelfie to be will help you decide what accessories you will want to add to the shelves. We added coffee beans, sugar and a french press to one of our shelfies because it’s close to our breakfast nook.

 

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Horizontal and Vertical: To keep your shelfies looking visually interesting, use a variety of sizes of items and place them either in a horizontal or vertical manner. It creates interest and shows personality.

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Size: While it’s important to show off your own personal style, be practical about the extra items that you add to your shelfie to be the most aesthetically pleasing. For example, don’t add in any accessories that are bigger than the largest dish on each shelf. Extra items should generally be small to medium sized for best results.

Books: Regardless of the type of shelfie that you decide on, books always make it better. Since our shelfie consists of dishes, we decided to add cookbooks and magazines.

 

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Grouping and Layers of Colors: The idea with this rule is to create variety within the color scheme that you choose. In all of our looks, we have shown groups of like colors and/or layers of color but have varied the amount of each. By doing both, you get to show off your Fiesta collection and sense of color style.

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Plants and Flowers: Add in plants or flowers to your shelfie. It adds a soft touch and keeps your shelfie looking natural and real.

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Take A Step Back: Once you completely style your shelfie, take a step back and remove one or two items off each shelf. The idea here is that you don’t want it to look cluttered. If any item seems to be out of place, remove it and reassess. If you are pleased with what you see, you’re done! Enjoy and use #FiestaShelfie so we can see your best shelfie!

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The Lemongrass deep dish pie baker is discontinued (Bottom Left Corner) , however we do have some stock still available online. So if it caught your, eye get one while you can!

 

 

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24 Fall Color Combinations

As the season changes to fall, our fashions and color choices likely change. At Fiesta Dinnerware, we think that changing up color combinations is just as important as changing up your wardrobe. After all, that’s why we offer so many color choices, so you can mix and match to come up with your own personal signature set for all seasons and occasions.

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We have a total of 24 fall color combinations for you to be inspired by or use for any of the upcoming holidays.

The first combination is something traditional in color. We were inspired by the Pantone color of the year, Marsala. We created something that felt traditional but still had a pop of color. We paired plum, sunflower and poppy to create this look. We especially like the square dinner plate on the bottom which acts like a charger plate with the place setting. Plum flatware was also used to complete this look.

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In this second fall color combo, we went a bit more modern. We think these colors would be great for someone who likes the idea of non-traditional colors for fall. The color combination looks clean, modern and fresh.

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We continued the feeling of new and modern by tucking the napkin between the dinner plate and the luncheon plate across the top, then took sunflower flatware and tied a fork and knife together with thick gray string and laid it across the fringe Fiesta napkins, also in sunflower.

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This next look is somewhere in-between the first two, modern meets traditional. We took burlap  and draped that down the center of the table, adding texture to the tablecloth linen to create warmth in conjunction with the earthy tones of paprika. The idea of incorporating wheat into this color combo came after we added the burlap and saw how it perfectly fit in with the color combination. A sprig of wheat looks great against the paprika flatware tied together. Don’t you think?

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The color combination we used here is paprika, slate, tangerine and turquoise. The way that we paired it was to layer the lighter, brighter colors on top of the darkest shade, slate. The idea of a holiday brunch brought out the cream and sugar set along with a cup and saucer. The medium bistro bowl is perfect for just about anything.

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We have even more fall color combinations ahead for you, all based on fall color trends as well as some of our favorites. We hope that these fall color combinations inspire you to create your own fall color combinations. If you do, we’d love to see them. Share your color combinations with us on Facebook and Pinterest and we will feature them on our color combination board.

Here are the other 21 fall color combinations we created using Colorama on the Fiesta website. Share your favorites with your friends!

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Top: Scarlet, Ivory and Sage. Middle: Shamrock and Slate. Bottom: Slate and Sunflower

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Top: Scarlet, Sage, Slate and Ivory. Middle: Sage, White and Cobalt. Bottom: Sage, Paprika and Turquoise.

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Top: Shamrock and Slate. Middle: Shamrock and Cobalt. Bottom: Ivory, Plum and Sage.

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Top: Black and White Middle: Sage and Tangerine. Bottom: Lapis and Slate.

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Top: Slate, Sage and Sunflower. Middle: Slate, Plum and Lemongrass. Bottom: Cobalt and Sunflower

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Top: Slate, Lapis and Cobalt. Middle: Slate, Sunflower and Poppy. Bottom: Lemongrass, Plum and Shamrock.

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Top: Poppy, Plum and Ivory. Middle: Paprika, Slate and Turquoise. Bottom: Poppy, Tangerine and Slate.

 

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A Summer Citrus Fiesta Wedding

 

Fiesta Dinnerware Citrus Summer Wedding

This styled shoot shows just what can happen when Fiesta Dinnerware has a wedding moment—hint hint, the results are amazing!

With Fiesta Dinnerware serving up a citrus-inspired color palette against breathtaking views of a Southern California Vineyard backdrop, you have the perfect setting for an intimate Fiesta wedding celebration that will impress your guests!

We incorporated new colors Sage and Slate into the wedding setting along with Fiesta favorites— Poppy, Sunflower and Turquoise. Our friends from Bravado Design created the lovely floral arrangements and styled the Fiesta products to give us this beautiful presentation.

The Beverages

Fiesta Dinnerware Beverage Servers - wedding drink station

 

We served lemon and lime water in the sunflower beverage server and raspberry limeade in the turquoise beverage server to tie in the citrus theme.

Fiesta Dinnerware Large Disc Pitchers in Sunflower, Poppy and Turquoise. Great for weddings and events!

 

Fiesta Dinnerware Large Disc Pitchers: Sunflower, Turquoise and Poppy. Perfect for your next summer party!

Disc Pitchers in Poppy, Turquoise and Sunflower set in a Slate oval platter were used to fill up with beverages to take back to the table for dinner.

Fiesta Dinnerware Beverage Server. Beautiful display for cold summer drinks at hot summer parties!

 

Orange paper straws were a great compliment next to the Sunflower and Turquoise Beverage servers, not to mention fun.

 

 

The Cake and Food

Fiesta Dinnerware stack of Omni Trays. So pretty for serving up appetizers.

 Appetizers were set up in unique ways with the entertaining collection to show off the colors, while bowls of citrus were used to add to the feel of the citrus theme. 

Fiesta Dinnerware cake stand hack: Hostess Bowl turned upside down with Pizza/Baking Tray on top. Genius!

The citrus theme was also carried over to the appetizers as well. Mason jars were filled with a wild salmon ceviche with layers of citrus and small bowls made out oranges were filled with wild tuna and avocado with pickled red onions.

Fiesta Dinnerware Hostess Bowl topped with Pizza/Baking Tray. The perfect cake stand!

Using a Fiesta hack to create a beautiful cake stand, we added kumquats instead of flowers to top this cake by Nothing Bundt Cakes. We love the contrast of the cake against the Poppy color.

The Tablescape

 

Who's ready for a summer wedding? Crisp and clean, this Fiesta Dinnerware color palette of Sage, Slate, Sunflower, Poppy, and Turquoise is beautifully set off against a vineyard backdrop.

 

 

Keep flowers simple when you're dressing up your wedding table with colorful Fiesta Dinnerware.

Bravado Design used Mason jars, a variety of white flowers and greenery to give a crisp look to the table. Kumquats were placed in the arrangements for a surprise pop of color.

Fiesta Dinnerware wedding tabletop. Poppy Flatware, Fiesta Sunflower Napkin, and Sage, Turquoise and Poppy plates.



A natural place card stands out against colorful Fiesta Dinnerware at this outdoor summer wedding. Fiesta Napkin, Flatware and Dishes in colors: Sunflower, Poppy, Sage, Slate, and Turquoise.

 

A wedding tablesetting that makes a statement. Fiesta Dinnerware in Sage, Turquoise and Poppy.

Each place setting had a variety of combinations in Slate, Sage, Turquoise, Poppy and Sunflower to create unique setting for each guest.

 

So pretty and cheerful! Wedding tablescape in Fiesta Dinnerware colors: Slate, Sunflower, Turquoise, and Poppy.

Fiesta napkins were layered with other fabric to add dimension and even more color—true to Fiesta form!

Get inspired by Fiesta Dinnerware’s rainbow of colors for your next party, wedding, or BBQ decor.

 

Have a Fiesta styled celebration you’d like to share with us? Share on Facebook or Pinterest.

Venue: Falkner Winery

Photography: Ryan Garvin Photography

Catering: E.A.T Marketplace

Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Temecula, CA

Styling, Furniture and Floral Design: Bravado Design

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A Fiesta Cruise Around the World

A full-flavored meal needs no translation. In fact, food is probably the most universal language, if we’d only let our taste buds do the talking. That’s exactly what we’re doing in celebration of World Health Day. Escape with us to a culinary cruise-inspired adventure as we taste a bit of India, France, and Italy – all while intermixing healthy substitutes to classic-cultural favorites.

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Bonjour! Paris, France is the pinnacle of “everything in moderation.”  

Happy World Health Day

So we’re having a dollop of crème fraîche and a plethora of the antioxidant powerhouse—berries, and some savory brie cheese with apples. Top it off with a fresh garnish like mint and add a drizzle of honey. Set your very own Parisian tablescape with Fiesta Dinnerware Lapis Dip and Spreader Set, Fiesta Lapis Oval Platter, Scarlet and Lapis Luncheon Plates, Ivory Salad Plates, the Scarlet Medium Heart Bowl, Demitasse Cups and Saucers in Lapis and Scarlet.

World Health Day Dinner Recipes for TonightIf you want to get uber fancy, try your hand at Sugar and Cloth’s DIY Fruit Macaroons.

Happy World Health Day!

Mazay dar is “delicious” in India. The colors of this country are as vibrant as its flavors and spices— and the spices are quite plentiful. We set our India-inspired table with a hearty serving of healthy chicken on top of couscous with coconut curry in our Fiesta Sunflower Small Bistro Bowls and Tangerine and Sage Dinner Plates. Eating Well has a “mazay dar” recipe we think you’ll love. Serve with traditional Indian naan (we found a healthy wheat version).

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Wash it down with a fruity cultural favorite like Mango Lassi. Think of this drink like a mango milkshake, but healthier. All you need to get started is this recipe from Jamie Oliver, plus his wise foodie quote.

Fiesta Dinnerware World Health DaySet a table like ours with a few Fiesta favorites: Tangerine and Sage Dinner Plates, Medium Sunflower Bistro Bowls, Cobalt Bread Tray and new Celebrations Flatware (coming soon!).

Fiesta Dinnerware World Health Day

World Health Day

Happy World Health Day

Delicioso! When we think about Italy, our tastebuds and tummies immediately think, “Pasta!” But carb-heavy pasta can leave us sluggish. We jumped on the paleo bandwagon and found a healthy solution that leaves us satisfied and energized — zucchini “pasta”. All you need is a spirulizer to make zucchini ribbons. Saute strands of zucchini pasta in a pan or roast in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. We sprinkled toasted pine nuts and asiago cheese on top for some extra flavor. *Tip: Add lots of flavor with fewer calories by using a sprinkle of stronger cheese like asiago.

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Serve with a satisfying side of antipasto salad and a slice of warm Italian bread. Don’t forget the Pinot Grigio. A glass of wine a day is heart healthy!

For our bueno Italian table setting, we used the new Fiesta Dinnerware Casserole in Turquoise (coming soon!), Individual Oval Casserole in Shamrock, Poppy Flatware, Dinner Plates in Shamrock and Sunflower, and Luncheon Plates in Scarlet and Cobalt.

Happy World Health Day

What are your favorite healthy substitutes in your go-to meal? Share with us in the comments!

*Keep an eye out for new colors Sage and Slate, which will be available in June at better department stores, .coms and of course www.fiestafactorydirect.com.

 

 

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5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors

Why release one new color, when we can release two? That was our idea heading into this year’s International Home + Housewares Show 2015 as our Fiesta family proudly revealed Slate and Sage.

The two muted neutrals are a chic nod to the vintage styling so richly seen sprinkled in to today’s modern tablescape. They also playfully accent the bold colors that are so classically Fiesta, and loved by all of you (thank you by the way!).

Think of Sage as the plush greenery that so elegantly makes backyard flowers pop, while Slate’s moody hue highlights and livens virtually any other colorful palette it comes into contact with. We knew we couldn’t have one without the other; in fact, we don’t know how we ever lived without them at the dinner table.

So grab your current Fiesta favorites, and come with us on a journey to five new Fiesta worlds using the newest members of the family, Sage and Slate.

1. Mediterranean

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors Fit for a Greek god or goddess, the Mediterranean tablescape uses the deep hue of Slate and the softness of Sage to accent notes of Turquoise, Lapis, White, and Tangerine to create a crisp and delicious vibe. Invite some cool succulents to the party for a truly on-trend lunch or dinner with friends.

2. Mid-century Modern

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors

Don and Betty Draper would kill to be at this fondue soiree. In this tribute to late 50s and 60s sleek retro, we’ve used both Slate and Sage to accent Poppy, Turquoise, and Ivory in a quintessential scene straight out of “Mad Men.”

3. A New Fiesta Morning

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Wake up your senses with a modernized retro diner vibe. This one is one of our favorites; using simply Slate, Sage and White, we sweetly offset metallic golds and pinks found in rose champagne, delicious raspberry donuts from one of our favorite eateries on the west coast, E.A.T. Marketplace, and gold flatware. Succulents are, again, a perfect guest to invite to the tablescape party.

4. Dakota Lodge

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors Dreaming of sheer coziness during these past chilly nights? This chic cabin, breakfast-in-bed setting uses Slate and Sage Java Mugs to accent Cobalt, Sunflower, Plum, Paprika, and Poppy for the perfect lodge getaway. Don’t you just want to cuddle up with a good book and a hot cup of cocoa?

5. Sunny Daisy

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors This cheery tablescape feels as fresh as that first bite of citrus in the morning. Here we’ve used the warmth of Sage and the depth of Slate to accent notes of bright Sunflower and crisp White. Enjoy your morning cup of joe or favorite tea with a must-read magazine like Domino to kickstart your productivity.

The color combos are limitless. Follow us on Pinterest and Facebook to see more color stories. What will you create?

Slate and Sage will be available to consumers when we begin shipping the new colors to retailers in mid to late June. 

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2015 New Colors

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FIESTA DINNERWARE’S NEW COLOR INTRODUCTION IS TWICE AS NICE

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.

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“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:

Theme

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 

 

Slate

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

 

 Plum

 

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 

 

 Slate

   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.

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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).

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 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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Fiesta New Color! Live at #IHHS2015

Peek under the curtain to the International Home + Housewares 2015 showroom floor as we reveal the #FiestaNewColor. We are so incredibly honored and happy to announce… sleek Slate and savory Sage. 

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“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

Fiesta New Color Reveal

Fiesta New Color Reveal“Fiesta history has always leaned toward a bright fashionable pallet. Today’s current updates in home fashion add rich Slate grey and accents of Sage green, providing a strong balance and coordination with Fiesta’s bright color pallet. 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, our VP of Sales and Marketing at Home Laughlin. 

Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color RevealThere are more color combos, tablescape ideas, and #FiestaNewColor fun coming soon. Get exclusive up-to-date information by joining us on Facebook and Pinterest.  

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