I've decided to splash out and want to ensure they will last for a long time ... My current kitchen is white, gray and light blue, which is a colourscheme I love. I'm into country/vintage colourschemes so the future I might try cream and sage. Black or slate seem obvious choices but it seems a bit wasteful to go for an ordinary colour when coastal blue and almond are so nice (though I will be limited to what I can find in sale).
My friend got me the cassis teapot from TK Maxx recently as a housewarming gift. It's beautiful.
Jazzandh Some of mine is out as it's in permanent use, the salt pig, heat mats, sugar bowl, utensil jar. Some I will put on shelves when my kitchen is redone, the mini casseroles, bean pots and pestle and mortar, teapot, milk jug, egg cups, mugs. The boring looking (but still lovely) baking dishes will probably stay in the cupboard
Thanks all, very much tending towards almond on reflection as I have a cream KitchenAid and I'm now thinking that a core set of neutrals would be pretty stunning. We have a kitchen diner but are aspiring to a dining room we would use them in in the longer term. I'd also really love some of the almond mugs and smaller cappuccino cups. I do love slate and black but at a glance they could almost be ordinary pans and I want them to look really special given the price.