In March the good people at Homer Laughlin announced the new fiestaware color is claret (http://tempestinapot.blogspot.com/2016/03/new-fiestaware-color-claret.html). It looked like a pretty color when I first saw it, but as I compared it other colors I thought it would look a lot like the retired color, cinnabar. In fact when my special box of pre-ordered happiness arrived on my doorstep Friday, I peeled the tape off cautiously. I had ordered my favorite piece, the mini disk pitcher, and a square bowl. The claret did look to my eye like the cinnabar redone, but when I put the mini disk side by side with the cinnabar and the heather colors I was surprised. The claret actually is a color right between these 2 older colors. I don't know that this hue will ever replace my favorite color, chartreuse, but it is a nice rich color. I am liking it. What do you think?
|Left to Right: Cinnabar, Claret, and Heather Mini Disk Pitchers|