'Poppy' is Fiesta's 2014 colour
The Homer Laughlin China Company, maker of Fiesta Dinnerware made in the USA, is announces its colour of the year
An orange-red hue, Poppy is vaguely reminiscent of the famed original Fiesta Red which was part of the collection that launched the Fiesta brand in 1936.
"An injection of 'happy' is something we all look forward to," says colour expert Leatrice Eiseman. "This exuberant Poppy colour tempts your eye as well as your appetite and always brings a smile."
The source of inspiration for Poppy, Red was one of five colors introduced in the launch of the Fiesta brand at the Pottery and Glass Exhibit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in January 1936. The other original colours included: Blue, Green, Yellow, and Old Ivory;; two years later, Turquoise was added.
"Poppy is a nod to the original family of Fiesta colours," says Rich Brinkman, VP of sales and marketing for Homer Laughlin. "As we step into a new generation of Fiesta enthusiasts, Poppy is a fresh, modern take on the original Red. It's an amped-up version that complements the vibrant colours seen in fashion and home trends today. Poppy utilises modern material colour development that allows us to bring this vibrant colour to market."
The new Poppy easily integrates into the existing range of Fiesta's current colours: Lapis, Black, White, Shamrock, Turquoise, Peacock, Cobalt, Plum, Scarlet, Tangerine, Sunflower, Ivory, Lemongrass, and Paprika. Because only 15 colors of Fiesta will remain in production at any given time, as Poppy is introduced, Flamingo will retire from production March 2014. Poppy brings about a whole range of interesting on trend colour combinations:
* Hot and Spicy: Poppy, Scarlet, Tangerine, Sunflower, Ivory, Paprika
* Vintage Kitchen: Poppy, Turquoise, Ivory, Black
* Gorgeous Garden: Poppy, Plum, Shamrock
* There's No Place Like Home: Poppy, Sunflower, Black, White
"Fiesta Dinnerware brings about feelings of nostalgia, family, friendship, and warm memories," says Brinkman. "Millions of Americans can remember sitting around the dinner table with a mix of the vintage and now post 1986 modern colours of Fiesta throughout the good times in their lives. The tradition continues with this new generation as year after year, a following of the Fiesta brand continue to climb. In fact, Fiesta leads the casual dinnerware category in bridal registries."
All standard dinnerware pieces will be available in Poppy, including 4- and 5- piece sets, 3pc Square and a variety of plates, platters, bowls, mugs, vases, the signature disk pitcher, and serving pieces (sold separately).