Every home should have a set of Basic White Dinnerware, but we think everyone should have a stack of pitch black plates on hand too. Ideal for moody dinner parties and striking when displayed on white shelves, think of black dinnerware as white dinnerware’s dark alter-ego. Here are our 10 favorite designs.
Above: Slate gray Stoneware Plates by Christiane Perrochon are handmade in Italy; $155 for salad plates via March; dinner plates are currently out of stock.
Above: Black Apilco Dinnerware from Williams-Sonoma’s Reglisse collection has a matte black finish and is scratch resistant. A set of four dinner plates is $131.95, a set of bowls is $99.95, and a set of small wok salad plates is $119.95.