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Black is the new Black

Le Creuset's latest colors (or lack thereof).

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I’m at the annual International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago this week, where we get a sneak peek at all the new gadgets and cookware that will be coming out this year. It’s also a good place to spot the latest kitchen colors, and this year the manufacturers are taking a back-to-basics approach, with plenty of black and white. Le Creuset, which in past years has unveiled vibrant shades like Caribbean and Dijon, had this stark display. Meanwhile Bialetti’s espresso makers and skillets are taking on an equally subdued palette, and Staub is showing off its white cocottes. A reflection, perhaps, of the more somber mood of the nation?

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    JuliRoberts | 03/26/2009

    I agree with Lisa! I want to see bright shiney happy colors nowadays, even though...I like the cow print cups and saucers :)

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    SharonAnderson | 03/25/2009

    i don't know, i like the black and white. i think it's kind of sexy, not sad. did they have names like onyx and snow?

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    LisaWaddle | 03/24/2009

    Shocking to see Le Creuset's somber tones! If ever we need a spot of Dijon yellow or Caribbean blue in our lives, it's now!

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