We're huge fans of Le Creuset here at Casa DeSantis...Rather I should say that the Sailor is a huge fan of it for its functionality. I am a huge fan for the pop of color that the flame adds to our kitchen-- We have the tea kettle, mugs, bowls, stock pot, au gratin serving dish, Dutch Oven, the utensil holder...you get the idea. Oh, and we had to stop at the new Le Creuset outlet this weekend in Lake George to pick up a (replacement) spoon rest (oops). I could have spent hours in that store!
In addition to the flame, we also have a couple of other random Le Creuset pieces we've acquired in different colors over the years. As much as I still love the bold orange that we selected for our set six plus years after we added it to our wedding registry, my design sensibilities have matured over the years. (Thank goodness my mom talked me out of getting an orange Kitchen Aid mixer!) There's no doubt about it-- Orange or "flame" is a commitment. It's a winner for autumn and looks seasonally appropriate sitting on the stovetop or counter during the fall. But such a bright color can be a little overpowering at times.
Since we got most of our pieces, Le Creuset has come out with some other really pretty colors that are more sophisticated and subdued than flame. The blues really caught my eye-- Ink and Coastal are beautiful, and the new Matte Cashmere...now that color would match just about any kitchen decor perfectly!
What color would you choose?