Though it made the transition from frumpy camping gear to a fixture in European design shops and Anthropologie a few years ago, splatterware is arguably more trendy now than ever. Splatter enamelware combines the best features of two of this year’s most enduringly trendy materials: the durability and feel of brass with the random, unique patterns of marble. But unlike either brass or marble, splatterware — sometimes known as swirled or marbled enamelware — comes in a rainbow of bright, bold colors, making it the ideal affordable dining-room accent for any decorating scheme.
Splatter enamelware is also practical — good as everyday tableware, cookware, and general kitchen décor — not just a one-off accessory. It’s easy to clean like ceramic, but shatterproof like plastic, and since it’s produced by baking shards of porcelain onto steel at a superhigh temperature, enamelware is oven-safe, fire-safe, and dishwasher-safe (but not microwave-safe because of the metal, so don’t make that mistake).
We’ve recommended blue splattered-enamel tumblers and a red marbled-enamel bowl on the Strategist before, but those are the basics. If you’re ready to fill your home with the brightest cheap but expensive-looking gear out there that’ll last a lifetime, there’s a whole kitchen’s worth of different splattered-enamel tableware that are available on Amazon. Here are some of our favorites.
Enamelware Coffee Mug — Pink Marble
Enamelware — Taupe Swirl Pattern, 16-Ounce Latte Mug
This unusual taupe swirl pattern was once widely available at Anthropologie.
Enamelware Coffee Pot — Blue Marble With Percolator
Use this percolator-style coffee pot to make coffee on an open flame or on your kitchen stove.
Calypso Basics by Reston Lloyd Whistling Teakettle, 2-Quart, Orange Marble
This bright, whistling tea kettle can be used on any type of stove top.
Crow Canyon Enamelware Short Tumbler — Purple-Black Marble
This tumbler, with its purple splatters on black enamel, is an unusual colorway.
Enamelware Large Pitcher — Blue Marble
Great for serving water or wine at your next dinner party.
Crow Canyon Enamelware Dinner Plate — Black Marble
This lightweight speckled dinner plate would be appropriate on your kitchen table or at an outdoor picnic.
Enamelware — Orange Swirl Pattern, 10-Inch Pasta Plate
You can heat up and serve food on this enamel dish.
Large serving bowl
Enamelware Large Salad / Serving Bowl — Gray Marble
This could be used to serve salad or roasted vegetables, or really anything that might need a deep dish.
Butter dish and pitcher
Black White Spattware Enamelware Pitcher and Butter Dish
For all the dairy in your fridge.
Enamelware — Yellow Butter Swirl Pattern, 1½ Quart Colander
Drain pasta and rinse vegetables in a colander that looks as good as any porcelain serving dish.
Calypso Basics by Reston Lloyd Vintage Marble Enamel on Steel Stockpot With Glass Lid, 8-Quart, Turquoise
You won’t mind looking at this turquoise marbled-enamel stockpot on your stove for hours.
Golden Rabbit Green Swirl Enamelware Dutch Oven
You can bake with enamelware, too.
Roasting pan with lid
Crow Canyon Enamelware Large Oval Roaster — Red Marble
If you’re looking to really show off a turkey at Thanksgiving, try roasting it in this splattered-enamelware pan.
Enamelware Large Roasting Pan — Turquoise Marble
Enamel cookware actually provides more consistent heat, which is ideal when baking.
Enamelware — Sea Glass Teal Swirl Pattern, 12.5 Inch Cake Plate
Splattered enamel looks great for serving baked goods, too.
Enamelware 4 Piece Canister Set — Blue Marble
These containers don’t have airtight seals, but they’ll add a vintage touch to any kitchen.
Enamelware Small Pail — Red Marble
Okay for cleaning, probably better for decoration.
Salt and pepper shakers
Enamelware Salt & Pepper Shakers — Blue Marble
If you just want a little accent of splatter enamelware on your dining-room table.
Calypso Basics by Reston Lloyd Marble Enamel on Steel Utensil Holder, Red Marble
For a cheap but expensive-looking touch of marbled enamelware on your kitchen counter.
Complete dinnerware set for four
Enamelware 16 Piece Dinnerware Starter Set, Burgundy on Cream Marble
This is the option for when you’re ready to fully commit to the splattered-enamelware lifestyle.
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