15 Classically Beautiful Blue and White Plates

They're classics for a reason

Updated 07/20/18

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Shopping for plates can be a little daunting. With so many color options and patterns and styles, it becomes seemingly impossible to narrow down what kind of plates you want to add to your registry or buy as a couple. Besides the general indecision that comes with picking out anything that you're going to have for a long time, there's an added layer of imagining what kind of life those plates are going to have, and what you'll be using them for.

Do you imagine lots of dinners with just you and your partner on weeknights, hosting your families for holidays, backyard BBQ's in the summer, and casual, hours-long impromptu dinner parties with your closest friends? Since all of these occasions call for slightly different set-ups and perhaps different styles of plates, we'd like to propose a radical idea: Don't stick to one pattern!. Yes, instead of buying 8-12 of the same plate, why not opt for a consistent color palette and get four different patterns (two plates of each) or six different patterns (two of each) if you're feeling really crazy and adventurous!

In our opinion, no color combo works better, has the most diverse range of patterns and styles, and is innately as classic as blue and white. So, we've chosen 15 of our favorite blue and white plates, from subtle to loud patterns, boho to modern to classic to preppy, melamine to fine china, to give you a head-start on picking out your mix and match tableware.

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Traditional Dessert Plate

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SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $90

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Tranquil Reflection (12-Piece Set)

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SHOP NOW: Zola, $62.99

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Heritage Melamine Dinner Plate (Set of 4)

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SHOP NOW: Zola, $51.96

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Ouzbek Plate

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SHOP NOW: Tsé Tsé, $25.45

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Caskata Arbor Blue Charger

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SHOP NOW: Bed Bath + Beyond, $79.99

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Ostindia Floris Dinner Plate

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SHOP NOW: Zola, $22

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Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Plain Dinner Plate

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SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $170

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Regal Peacock Dinner Plate

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SHOP NOW: Blue and White, $21

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AERIN Fairfield Outdoor Melamine Dinner Plates

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SHOP NOW: Williams Sonoma, $11.96 – $47.96

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Bluebird Appetizer Plate

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SHOP NOW: Zola, $22.99

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Hermes Bleus d'Ailleurs Dinner Plate

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SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $165

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Juliska Splatter & Spin Melamine Dinner Plate

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SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $18

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Herend Chinese Bouquet Black Sapphire Salad Plate

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SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $100

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VIETRI Net & Stripe Stripe Dinner Plate

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SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $42

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