The 12 best green plates - elegant, refined, yet perfect for everyday use

The 12 best green plates handpicked by the Livingetc editors to bring a sense of relaxed refinement to your dinner table

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The color green is a great way to introduce a natural feel into your interior. If you love an indoor-outdoor vibe, or want to channel the carefree, colorful 'tomato girl' aesthetic, an easy way to incorporate the various tones is to consider green plates for your tablescape. 

There's a lush, laid-back summery feel when laying your table with green plates, which can be enhanced with flowers, food and foliage for decoration. If you prefer to eat from a white plate–and many do–select plates with a green trim or green pattern on a white background, when choosing the best dinnerware sets.

There's plenty of choice too. From different shades of solid color to elegant trims and stylish decals, we've selected a round up of green plates from the best home decor stores.

Best green plates with a botanical design

Best rustic green plates

Best green plates with a trim

Best everyday green plates

Which plates are best for daily use?

The best plates for daily use depend on your taste and budget. Bone china is best, due to its strength, however it's the most expensive and won't suit vegetarians, as it contains crushed animal bone. Other materials best for daily use include ceramic stoneware and porcelain.

'Really it depends on what look you’re going for,' says Micaela Philippo, global director F&B development at Carte Blanched. 'Stoneware for example, is durable, great for every-day use and can be formed and glazed by hand. The coarse textured clay creates a rustic look. Porcelain is also robust but more delicate in appearance with a smooth and polished surface. On the table, this sets a different tone.'

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.