White dinnerware has a clean, timeless look that will never go out of style. Best of all, it matches any decor and is suitable for everything from a casual breakfast to a fancy dinner party.
White Dinnerware Styles
White dishes don’t have to be basic. White dinnerware sets can vary widely based on texture, shape and design details. White beaded dinnerware features a raised bead pattern on the edge of each piece, giving it an elegant look. It looks right at home as part of a simple table setting with classic or traditional decor. Choose square dinnerware for a more modern flair.
Patterned plates may add a bold outline or swirl of color to basic white for extra character. A thick black rim adds a dramatic touch, while thin red stripes have a French cafe vibe. Look for dishes with a delicate floral trim for a vintage look. Or choose white plates with gray, black and red swirls to complete a contemporary table.
White Dinner Set Materials
Choose a material based on the durability you need.
• White porcelain dinnerware is thinner and has a more refined look, but is surprisingly durable and nonporous. Most is safe to use in the microwave, oven and dishwasher. These sets are the best options for special occasions and holidays.
• White earthenware and white stoneware dinnerware is thick and opaque. It’s heavy duty, scratch-resistant and easy to clean, making it a good choice for everyday use.
• White melamine plates are made of hard plastic. They’re lightweight and virtually indestructible, making them ideal if you have kids or you eat outside often. They’re usually dishwasher safe, but may not be suitable for the microwave.
White dish sets come with white dessert plates, white dinner plates, bowls and mugs. Start off with a 16-piece set with four place settings. Build your collection to include serving bowls and dishes.