The 12 best minimalist plates to help you perfect the 'quiet luxury' vibe

The 12 best minimalist plates are all so much more elevate than just classic white china - each with a hint of luxury that will make your table so sophisticated

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Minimalism is a design ethos that has been around for decades. It celebrates the materials a piece is made from and its form and function, rather than unnecessary or superfluous decorative details.

If you're a fan of beautiful pared-back items that have purpose, this round up of the best minimalist plates is for you.

Some of these plates are from the best dinnerware sets, others can be bought individually. So peruse our edit from the best home decor stores and pick which of these minimalist plates suit your space.

Best rustic minimalist plates

Best simple minimalist plates

Best elegant minimalist plates

Best minimalist plates with color

What is the best dinnerware for small spaces?

Dinnerware sets with plates and bowls that are stackable and sized to suit more than one purpose are best. Those sets with 8" dessert plates that can double up as salad, side or appetizer plates, plus bowls suitable for cereal, as well as desserts or pasta will save space. 

Look for dinnerware sets that are also designed so that plates can act as lids for bowls when storing food in the fridge. These will obviously reduce the need for bulky storage containers, as they are multi-purpose.

'The best dinnerware for small spaces maximizes functionality and aesthetics all in one,' says Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder of Our Place. 'Stackable dinnerware saves cabinet space. And neutral colours create an uncluttered, cohesive look that makes your space feel less crowded.'

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.