Homer Laughlin China Company produced many different dinnerware patterns in the 1950s and '60s including Fiesta. Although it was first introduced in the 1930s, a number of new colors were added to the line in the 1950s to satisfy demand from Mid-Century consumers.
The “original" colors were red (which actually looks more orange in color as shown here), yellow, cobalt blue, light green, ivory, and turquoise–which was added to the line in 1937. The “1950s colors,” as described by avid Fiesta fans, include chartreuse, forest green, gray, and rose, first seen in 1951. Medium green was introduced in 1959. Together, these colors make up “the standard 11” in collecting terms, and help to date the dishes. FiestaWare up for auction in our Catalogue Auction, March 20th.