PLATING POWER: Since paper and plastic don't always make the grade for your summer soirees, we think Oneida's Color Burst Dinnerware collection is an appropriate stand-in for the occasion. We're partial to Berry Berry, but if a creamy sky blue isn't going to go with your gazpacho, there's always Chilli Mango, Lemon Drop, Very Cherry and Kiwi Green, four groovy shades frosted in matte white. With names that sound as tasty as what they'll be serving, we find it hard to buy just one. We suggest mixing and matching sets for your own practically Pantone-approved place setting without breaking the bank.
BUY IT: Order Color Burst Dinnerware online, starting at $60 for a 16 piece service set for four.