The 12 best glazed plates that give your table a relaxed, Mediterranean hit of joy

The 12 best glazed plates look like they were picked up on vacation in Italy, and they help create that easy sense of style the country is famous for

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If you find plain white plates a bit boring, and patterns too much, consider glazed plates–they come in a raft of different colors and beautiful finishes. 

Choose plates with reactive glazes that offer rich tonal surfaces, or those with polished glazes and high-gloss finishes for statement place settings. Many glazed plates have a handcrafted or rustic quality to them, which adds charm to your table. 

On a practical note, glazed plates are often scratch-resistant too. So whether you're on the hunt for the best dinnerware sets, or just some every day plates, here's our selection from the best home decor stores.

Best warm-toned glazed plates

Best simple glazed plates

Best dark glazed plates

Best bold glazed plates

What dinnerware does not scratch?

Inevitably, any dinnerware used daily is prone to wear and tear, such as scratches from knives, forks and spoons. However, some materials are less prone to scratches than others. 

'Porcelain, bone china and stoneware are all good scratch-resistant materials for dinnerware,' says Daniella Bingham, Tabletop Buyer at Anthropologie. 'However, porcelain is the most scratch resistant material out there right now.' 

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.