The holidays are around the corner. Will you be hosting any meals? Are you looking for a fabulous set of budget-friendly white dishes? A set that won’t break your piggy bank.
White dishes are the best!
Because you can use them for informal to formal meals. Because they really allow your food to shine. And because you can easily add accent dishes over time.
They are so easy to build on and dress up, or down. White dishes have almost no limitations when creating a table setting.
When you need to stick to a budget, it’s best to start with white dinnerware. Then later you can add colored dishes or ones with fun patterns. Plus, you won’t need to purchase full place settings of those accent dishes. Maybe just salad or dinner plates to mix them up with your white dishes.
Take a quick look at my Safari Tablescape and you will see what I mean. I have white and green dinner plates with a fun patterned salad plate. I only have the salad plates in that pattern. I didn’t need (or want) a whole set of them.
To help you in your search for a fabulous set of budget-friendly white dishes, I have done the research for you.
To clarify: I say “budget-friendly” instead of cheap because “cheap” might give the impression that they are poorly made. I am talking about inexpensive dishes that won’t require a large investment of money. Ones that are well made, yet don’t cost an arm and a leg.
I searched all over Amazon.
And boy did that take some time! You know how much is on Amazon!!
Here are the criteria that the selected budget-friendly white dinnerware sets had to meet:
- Under $125
- A 4.5 or above rating
- All white: there couldn’t be any accent colors or colorful designs
- Provide you with a variety of design options (round and square sets – plain and ornate sets)
- At least a 16 piece, 4 place setting
- Delivery time (no waiting weeks to arrive)
I’ve taken the research time away and created this list for you.
To make your shopping easier.
Here is what I discovered…
9 Fabulous Budget Friendly White Dishes
(In order of price)
1. Amazon Basics 16-Piece Porcelain Set
You can’t beat the price of this 16-piece dinnerware set. Yes, it is “basic” as the name says. But that is also what makes it a great set of white dishes.
This set of dishes will really enable the food and table setting elements to shine. The focus won’t be on these dishes, but rather on other parts of your table.
They will be a fabulous base for any tablescape and a set that will be great to build on.
Plus, you can’t beat the price!
2. Better Homes and Gardens Square Set
Square dishes are so unique and have a different feeling to them. They have a chic modern style that you don’t find in most round dish sets.
I love how the dinner and salad plates, and the bowls all have the squared look. They would be really fun to mix with other square dishes or to mix with round dishes.
And square dishes look pretty cool with circular charger plates under them. Just because they’re square doesn’t mean that everything else also must be square.
This is a set of square white dishes that you will love for years.
3. Amazon Basics 18-Piece Set
This was an easy choice for my list of fabulous inexpensive white dishes.
I love this set of dishes for the primary reason that it doesn’t come with any mugs. I don’t know about you, but I rarely need matching coffee mugs for my dishes.
Plus, coffee mugs are like rabbits ~ they seem to multiply overnight. You start with one or two, then the next thing you know, you have a whole cupboard filled with them.
A place setting for 6 that’s just plates and bowls. Yes, please!
4. Pfaltzgraff Everly Stoneware Set
I can’t express how much I LOVE the look of these dishes!
The scalloped edge on them is fabulous! They definitely have a feminine quality that is very sweet, but also a little rustic.
I can picture them on a farmhouse wooden table, paired with floral pattern plates, or on a delicate tablecloth.
Can you see it too?
These dishes can easily go from casual to dressy. And the bowls look great for cereal and soups!
Gad! The possibilities with these white dishes are unlimited.
Definitely a fabulous set of dishes!
5. Gibson Elite Alemany Round Set
The Gibson Elite Alemany dishes also have a feminine look to them, but they aren’t as rustic looking as the Pfaltzgraff dishes. They are a tad more traditional, with their typical round shape.
However, the dinner and salad plates have different designs, which really makes this a unique set of dishes. So fun to layer them on your table! Or to mix them up with a different color or set of dishes.
Can’t you picture them on your table?
6. Sweese Square Set
This is another fabulous set of dishes that don’t include a mug. There are 18 pieces, for service for six.
Awesome! No additional mugs for your cupboards!!
They definitely have that Scandinavian feel about them. Soft square dishes with very clean lines.
You can easily use these dishes for everyday meals and then dress them up for more formal dinner parties. It all depends on what you pair them with, and how you set your table.
The simple modern style of this set will last you for years.
7. Mikasa Ciara Bone China Set
This Mikasa set of dishes has a modern elegance about it. The simple beautiful design of lines that go around the edges makes such a statement.
They will easily complement a feminine or a masculine-looking table setting. They will look strong against a dark tablecloth, or delicate on a light-colored tablecloth.
There is a lot of versatility with these plates, while still having an understated design. They are a wonderful set of white dishes.
8. Red Vanilla Set
I swooned over these Red Vanilla dishes. They are SO pretty! And timeless.
And the detail on the mugs! That handle…
Plus the unique edges! I would love to pair them with perfectly round dishes, to really show off their shape. Or maybe with solid color plates to really highlight and showcase their design elements.
They are beautiful for casual eating, or easy to use in an elegant table setting. Plus, they also have a 5-piece serve set to compliment the dinnerware.
9. Mikasa Delray Bone China Set
Talk about simple, modern elegance! These Mikasa Delray dishes are so sophisticated-looking!
Their clean lines are perfect for a minimalist table setting.
Or you can mix them up with an ornate place setting and they would be fabulous. They are truly a wonderful foundation set of dishes. Ones that you can use for any occasion from casual to formal.
I don’t know about you, but after looking at all these fabulous sets of white dishes, it is hard to stop myself from buying all of them! I can picture SO many different uses for them, and with all the different design options, they will look great on any table.
I hope this list of 9 fabulous white dinnerware sets helps speed up your shopping time, so you can spend time enjoying sit-down meals with friends and family.