Le Creuset went in the purple direction a year or two ago with their Lilac and Cassis colorways, and I know those were very popular with many of you. But I was not a huge fan of their next major color, Fennel. It felt a little anemic to me. I really prefer their bolder black and white colorways.
So this new Aubergine color is the first one in a while that makes me wonder whether I should add another Le Creuset piece to my collection. It's not royal eggplant purple, as you might guess from the name; it's actually a very deep purplish blue. I haven't seen it person yet, but I plan to soon.
This is currently a color exclusive to Williams-Sonoma. What do you think of it? Does it tempt you? Or do you prefer other, brighter colors?
(Images: Williams-Sonoma; Le Creuset)