Fiesta® Colors

The history of Fiesta colors since its introduction in 1936.  If you check out another one of my blogs,  "The Pottery Papers" ©,  you can see vintage ads from 1936 forward.


Fiesta® Dinnerware Color Chronology

Color  and Years in Production

These colors are commonly known as the "Original Six"

Red 1936 - 1943 & 1959 - 1972
Blue (Cobalt) 1936 - 1951
Green (Light) 1936 - 1951
Yellow 1936 - 1969
Old Ivory 1936 - 1951
Turquoise 1937 - 1969 (you can see that it was released a year after the first five colors)

These colors are commonly known as the "50s Colors"

Forest Green 1951 - 1959
Rose 1951 - 1959
Chartreuse 1951 - 1959
Gray 1951 - 1959
Medium Green 1959 - 1969 (released in 1959 so some collectors consider it a 60s color)

These colors are often thought of as the ugly step-sisters, but as Mid-Century becomes more and more popular they are again becoming "fashionable."

Antique Gold 1969 - 1972
Turf Green 1969 - 1972

These years are known as "The Dark Ages"
1973 - 1985 No Fiesta® Production

These years are known as "Let the Good Times Roll".....
not really, commonly called Post 86 Fiesta or P86 Fiesta or Contemporary Fiesta.

White 1986 -
Black 1986 -
Rose 1986 - 2005
Apricot 1986 - 1998
Cobalt Blue 1986 -
Yellow 1987 - 2002
Turquoise 1988 -
Periwinkle Blue 1989 - 2006
Sea Mist Green 1991 - 2005
Lilac (Limited 2-year run) 1993-1995
Persimmon 1995 - 2008
Sapphire (Bloomingdale's Exclusive) 1996 - 1997
Chartreuse (limited 2 year run) 1997- 1999
Pearl Gray1999 - 2001
Juniper 1999 - 2001
Cinnabar 2000 - 2010
Sunflower 2001 -
Plum 2002 -
Shamrock 2002 -
Tangerine 2003 -
Scarlet 2004 -
Peacock 2005 -
Heather 2006 - 2008
Evergreen 2007 - 2010
Ivory 2008 -
Chocolate 2008 - 2012
Lemongrass 2009 -
Paprika 2010 -
Flamingo 2012 -
75th Anniversary Color Marigold 2008 - 2012 (Fall)

6 comments:

  1. Hi! I've enjoyed your informative blog for a long time. Thanks for all your work! I would like to know if there is any difference in color(shade,darkness, hue) between the 1950's rose color and the post 1986 rose color. Also, how many flaws does a piece have before it's considered a "second"? Thanks so much! -Beth

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  2. There is a lot of difference between vintage rose (which I always think of as "dusty" rose) and Post 86 Rose. P86 Rose has actually changed a great deal over the last 25 years, so there is quite often a lot of variation in the depth of color on individual items.

    There is no hard and fast rule about what makes a "second." If you visit the factory outlet at Homer Laughlin China, there will be thousands of items to choose from in the seconds room. Some of them have obvious flaws and others seem to have nothing wrong with them and closely resemble the "firsts" that you might find at any retailer.

    Candy

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  3. And what is the difference between scarlet and paprika?
    Which one is redder?

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  4. What color is similar to Sea Mist? I got my mother a cup to go with her saucer. Though the colors are similar, they clash. The colors on the internet vary so much that I cannot tell. Thank you!

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