"Lilac" (the lighter purple shade) and "Cassis" (the darker, greyish purple) are two new colors from Le Creuset, currently only available at Sur La Table.
It looks like the Lilac color is only available in the stoneware pieces, like the bakers and the pitcher (which we really like, by the way, as it can hold hot or cold beverages).
The Cassis color, on the other hand, has been applied to all the classic Dutch oven and skillet pieces, like the braiser, oval and round Dutch ovens, and square skillet. We like this darker color — it's more sophisticated than eggplant but still colorful and rich. Our heart still belongs to the gleaming black colorway, though.
Take a closer look at some of these pieces here:
• Stoneware Pitchers in Lilac or Cassis, $24.95 at Sur La Table
• Stoneware Rectangular Bakers in Lilac or Cassis, $29.95-35.95 at Sur La Table
• Square Grill Pan in Cassis, $89.95 at Sur La Table
• Oval French Oven in Cassis, $259.95 at Sur La Table
(Images: Le Creuset/Sur La Table)