Most of us are cooking at home more these days – a lot more! Are you getting tired of scrubbing those old pots or fighting with the worn-out nonstick frypan you got ages ago? Or maybe you are making some home improvements and have started to realize how drab and beaten up your cookware looks compared to your shiny new kitchen.
To solve this culinary quandary, you may just need a cookware upgrade! By including colorful cookware in your kitchen décor, you can achieve the ambiance you seek for the space in which we tend to spend so much time. Whether the vibe you are going for is fanciful, sleek, vibrant, or soothing, including colorful cookware can complement your kitchen’s design style.
Go beyond traditional stainless steel and copper, or ditch that dented aluminum, and put some character into your pots and pans! These days an entire spectrum of cookware, ranging from pastels to bold, intense hues, is available. Adding glossy new cookware to your kitchen may be just the thing needed to inspire your next culinary masterpiece, or at least make your standard recipes feel fresh.
Here are some of our picks for the best-colored pots and pans on the market. We included sets of different sizes and a range of price points to help you find the one that suits your needs and style. So whether you are looking for a bargain or want to splurge on top-of-the-line cookware, we hope you discover a set that reflects your unique personality.
Staub 3-Piece Enameled Cast Iron Cookware Set
This high-end French cookware, a favorite among serious chefs, is known for its even heating, durability, and self-basting lid design. The set includes one cocotte (Dutch oven), one frypan, and one lid that fits both. These cast iron pieces are offered in more than ten durable enamel color choices, including cherry, graphite, turquoise, white, basil green, and grenadine; color availability varies by retailer, so shop around to find the one that speaks to you!
Because it is made of cast iron, this cookware works with induction cooktops. We do not recommend using the dishwasher to clean this cookware. At a list price of $730, it is an investment but will last many years.
Farberware 15-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set
This set is a fantastic choice if you are looking for a starter set and don’t want to spend a lot of money. It also boasts one of the largest selections of colors, including red, black, aqua, and purple, to suit whatever vibe you are going for in your kitchen. This set comprises two lidded saucepans, a Dutch oven with a lid, two frying pans, a cookie sheet, and five utensils.
The pots and pans are made from aluminum and have a silicone polyester outer surface, nonstick interior, stay-cool plastic handles, and glass lids. This cookware is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, but you cannot use it on induction cooktops. This set retails for $89.99, so it is sure to fit into a new home budget or bride-to-be wishlist.
Neoflam Eela Nonstick Ceramic 7-Piece Cookware Set
Looking for something whimsical? We think this lightweight cookware set is really cute! The pots and pans are made from cast aluminum and feature a nonstick ceramic coating and integrated Bakelite handles. The tempered glass lids with stylish handles allow you to see what’s cooking without letting the heat out.
This Korean-made set comprises a lidded saucepan, two lidded stockpots, and a frying pan. The cookware is available in pink or cream, and a similar five-piece set is available in apple green. Although you can place the items in the dishwasher, hand washing is recommended. The seven-piece set has a list price of $189.99, so it is an excellent combination of style and value.
Le Creuset 8-Piece Cookware Set
This classic French cookware brand is one of the earliest makers of colorful enameled Dutch ovens. This set is available in six vibrant colors, including the original flame orange, cerise red, Caribbean blue, white, meringue (off-white), and oyster.
This eight-piece set comprises a Dutch oven with a lid, braising pot with lid, saucepan with lid, skillet, and roasting pan. Le Creuset is made of cast iron and is enameled both inside and out; the inside enamel is a light cream color. There is some exposed iron at the rim of the pots, so these are best washed by hand but can be put in the dishwasher if you wish.
This cookware’s retail price is $875-$1285, but it’s a good investment because it lasts nearly forever. That means you will never have to buy another set, but you can certainly add to your collection if a new color catches your eye!
Rachael Ray 14 Piece Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware Set
This is another great choice if you are equipping a kitchen from scratch. It includes two lidded saucepans, one lidded sauté pan, one covered stockpot, two skillets, a cookie sheet, and three utensils designed for nonstick surfaces. This aluminum cookware has rubberized handles for cool, comfortable handling as well as see-through tempered glass lids.
Rachel Ray offers this set in several rich colors such as marine blue, red gradient, sky blue, sea salt gray, and orange gradient. Color availability varies by retailer, so do explore your options to find your perfect hue. For $150-$175, this set is an affordable way to add personality to your kitchen.
Happycall Hard Anodized Ceramic Nonstick Pot 13-piece Set
If you have a hard time choosing a color or really want to go festive, this rainbow-colored set is a terrific choice. It includes (from small to large) a green saucepot, a blue pot, an orange pot, a red pot, and a brown pot. Except for the small saucepot, each pot has two short handles for carrying when full.
Each pot includes a glass lid with an innovative handle that allows the lid to stand on end on the counter or in your cupboard to save space. The set also comes with a steamer insert and a pair of silicone potholders. Made in Korea, this multicolor set retails for $293-$473.
GreenPan Rio Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 16pc Cookware Set
Here is another large set that is an excellent option to pair with that kitchen makeover. The collection includes three frypans, two saucepans, one saute/fry pan, one casserole/dutch oven, a steamer basket, four lids, and four bamboo tools.
Each pan comprises a hard-anodized aluminum body with a ceramic nonstick surface that won’t scratch off or leach chemicals into your food, as well as stay-cool color-matched Bakelite handles. Color choices include turquoise, red and black. The lids are clear with funky, stylish handles also in matching colors. This set can be found for $150-$200 at several online retailers.
GreenPan Padova 10 Piece Hard Anodized Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware Set
If you love the idea of ceramic nonstick but want a color in the pastel range, consider this cookware set. Composed of an anodized aluminum core with nonstick ceramic cooking surface and stainless steel handles, it is available in pale blue with steel handles or blush pink with gold-toned handles.
These pieces are oven safe and can be put into the dishwasher, but the manufacturer recommended hand washing. The package includes one stockpot, one saute pan, one saucepan, two frying pans, and four glass/metal lids. Made in China, this set sells for $249.99-$329.99.
Kenmore Elite Andover 10 Pieces Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware Set
This heavy-gauge aluminum cookware has a durable nonstick surface, and it’s stackable to save space in a cozy kitchen. The set includes two lidded saucepans, a lidded saute pan, a lidded Dutch oven, and two frypans. The lids are made of tempered glass to let you see the food as it is cooking.
All handles are covered with color-matched and stay-cool Bakelite material, and the Dutch oven and saute pan have two handles for stability while carrying when full. This beautiful cookware is available in glacier blue, metallic red or black, and is priced at $148.66 to $179.99.
Neoflam Midas 9 Piece Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware Set
This cookware features a unique design in which the handle is clamped to one pot at a time, and you can move it around as needed. The nine-piece set includes one saucepan, two stockpots, one frying pan, four lids, and a single detachable handle that fits all pots and pans.
Another distinctive feature is that the stockpots have both plastic and glass lids for storing leftovers right in the pot. Made of cast aluminum with an Ecolon ceramic nonstick coating, these pots and pans are dishwasher safe. Each pot has a different color: small mustard-colored saucepan, small green stockpot, medium red stockpot, and light blue frypan. The set has a list price of $124.99.