Modern dinnerware follows the trends which are usually set by celebrities. Once upon a time, porcelain dinnerware was only present in fine china lines; however, today many casual dinnerware sets are made of porcelain.
Contemporary dinnerware includes odd shapes, including square dinnerware sets, and colorful dinnerware patterns are definitely chic. Black and white dinnerware is currently in style as well. Today, dinnerware made from recycled products is not uncommon.
Rachael relates to the modern woman which is evident by her 30-Minute Meals series of recipes and cookbooks. She emphasizes simplicity in day to day life. Her patterns feature colorful dinnerware, and some of the casual dinnerware sets that she endorses are made of porcelain, while others are made of stoneware.
Paula Deen is into Southern Cooking and the dinnerware she endorses goes right along with southern style. Colorwise, she's a bit more conservative than Rachael Ray, but her patterns are casual, but elegant.
Martha Stewart is more into fine dining vs. simplicity; however, she does endorse casual and fine china. Martha Stewart Dinnerware is a bit more fancy that the previously mentioned celebrities.
These designs all fit into modern dinnerware, although they are different because of the lifestyles of the celebrities. Here you have it... simpicity, southern charm and good housekeeping and entertaining.
Green living plays a part in modern trends. I am very impressed with the contribution to this cause made by Viva Terra. Their dinnerware sets are beautiful, and they are made from recycled materials.
I really love their dinnerware designs and their other home products. They are quite original and very modern.