There is probably no more basic requirement for a kitchen than a dinner plate. You have to eat off something right and plates serve as the base for the rest of your tableware. A Stylish Kitchen tends to recommend keeping your dinner plates simple in color. We find it is better for plates not to compete with your food and it gives you the ability to mix color and patterns in with your charger plates, salad plates and other dinnerware pieces. You can have fun with plates by choosing different shapes or keep it traditional and classic which will always work with everything.
So how many should you buy if you’re just starting out. Even if it is just one or two people in the home, we’d still recommend purchasing at least eight place settings. Odds are you will have people over at some point and if you only buy four plates and there are two of you – you’re going to be washing dishes a lot! If you have a larger family or entertain a lot then service for twelve or more is highly recommended.