Fiesta Introduces New Color, Designs
Homer Laughlin™ has announced the Fiesta® Dinnerware brand’s 50th color since its introduction in 1936. Fiesta’s 2018 color is Mulberry, a rich, jewel-tone shade of purple with a red cast. Fiesta debuted its new color at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®. “Mulberry complements every shade in the Fiesta color palette,” says Rich Brinkman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Homer Laughlin. “It was important for us to add purple to our lineup. Mulberry is very on trend with what we’ve been seeing in fashion and home decor recently. It offers a lot of versatility. Mulberry lends itself to a wide assortment of color combinations.”
“Fiesta’s Mulberry is a flavorful, robust and full-bodied shade, tempting to the eye and taste buds,” says color expert Leatrice Eiseman, author of “The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone edition.” “It’s a great pick-me-up next to neutrals and a terrific companion to so many other colors on the tabletop, including vineyard greens, honeyed yellows and chocolate browns.” At any given time, Fiesta Dinnerware has 14 or 15 colors in its spectrum. With the addition of Mulberry, Tangerine and Claret are retiring. Tangerine was in production since 2003. Claret was in production since 2016. Fiesta’s 2018 colors include Ivory, Slate, Sage, Scarlet, Poppy, Daffodil, Sunflower, Lemongrass, Shamrock, Turquoise, Lapis, Cobalt, Mulberry and White. The lineup also includes Foundry, a cast-iron like finish that has the ease of use of ceramic dinnerware. Standard dinnerware pieces will be available in Mulberry, including three-, four- and five-piece sets, three-piece Bistro Place Settings, and a variety of plates, platters, bowls, mugs, the signature disk pitcher and serving pieces. Suggested retail price for the four- and five-piece place settings is $32.99 and $56. Presale for the line starts May 1.
Fiesta has also debuted new items in the Floral Bouquet collection. Floral Bouquet features a bouquet of fresh roses and mixed flowers with shades of signature Fiesta colors like Scarlet, Poppy, Sunflower, Lapis, Shamrock, Lemongrass and Daffodil. The vibrant florals are showcased against a white ceramic background. ͞”Floral Bouquet is one of our most popular decorated collections,” said Brinkman. ͞”We’re really looking forward to offering these expanded pieces to consumers. The timeless pattern, featuring a wide assortment of Fiesta signature colors, adds visual interest and whimsy to the Fiesta family of products.” In addition to Fiesta’s dinnerware collection, Floral Bouquet is available in select license products, including a tablecloth and napkins from Town & Country and Tervis insulated tumblers. Flatware from Cambridge Silversmiths and glassware from Culver Glass are newly added to the collection as well.