Le Creuset Color Guide

When you consider the Le Creuset color guide…if you were to ask anybody what color the most iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is…they say orange. Of course, they mean Volcanic flame, but they are correct. The color is famous and synonymous with the Le Creuset brand.

The color palette of Le Creuset is one of the most distinctive anywhere. They set the trends in what is essentially a lifestyle brand. Color is at the heart of everything they do, it is not an after thought but an integral part of their offering.

They maintain their links to their history yet constantly evolve their offering to deliver thoughtful design choices that capture the modern aspects of the Le Creuset brand.

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How do Le Creuset select their colors?

The evolution of the color palates is mixed with their commitment to their heritage. Some time-honored colors remain constant but new trends mean that the range can resemble a rainbow…something for everybody.

So how do Le Creuset select their colors? They follow a process of keeping an eye on global trends. This is especially dictated to by US and UK markets. Current best sellers are taken into consideration and colors that sit well with those are placed under consideration.

However, Le Creuset recognize that some colors are popular at any given time. They will therefore release colors that are the same principle color but a different hue.

Are all Le Creuset color guide products available in all colors?

The usual practice is to produce colors in limited numbers to see the sales numbers. If they are considered a success, the colors are rolled out to the full range of products from cast iron, stoneware and accessory range.

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How do you choose what color to buy?

The color range and enough to make you scratch your head. Some people don’t know where to start…others know exactly what they want.

The simple way to choose your color is to take some time to understand the colors you surround yourself with at home. Do you want the color to match your accessories…or simply match your worktop? It’s worth taking the time before you buy, it may have a bigger influence than you had considered.

We can also relate this question to the psychology of colors. When we look at the red end of the color spectrum which includes oranges and yellows, they bring feelings of warmth and comfort.

The blue end of the spectrum is viewed as colder but can be seen as calming and soothing. Colors at this end of the spectrum include greens and purples.

Whatever color you choose, it’s a very personal choice. So, let’s just say…choose a color that reflects your personality and one that makes you happy.

Le Creuset colors

Most popular le creuset color
Most popular Le Creuset color

The range in the Le Creuset color guide include the following but it always visiting the Le Creuset website for your home country;

  • Provence
  • Cerise – Warm and inviting, embodies the passionate spirit that goes into preparing our best-loved recipes.
  • Volcanic – The original, timeless classic since 1925, inspired by the colour of molten cast iron.
  • Marseille
  • Flame
  • Soliel – Inspired by the sun-filled spirit of late afternoon gatherings in the French countryside.
  • Palm – A verdant, vibrant green inspired by the lush, luxurious fringe of green that divides land and sea.
  • Teal – An interior design favorite, the bold, happy turquoise gives any kitchen a very modern pop of color.
  • Caribbean
  • Cool mint – Light and airy, this enchanting pastel adds a chic and refreshing accent to any kitchen and table.
  • Dune
  • Flint – Contemporary and stylish, Flint is the perfect neutral color to add a touch of relaxed elegance to any kitchen.
  • Hibiscus
  • Mauve pink – A pale violet-lilac color named after the mallow flower, brings a delicate yet warm accent to the kitchen.
  • Marine
  • Ink – Chic and classy, this timeless deep navy blue brings effortless, understated style to any kitchen.
  • Oyster
  • Matte black
  • Satin black – Simple yet striking and sleek with a luxurious satin sheen, the go-to choice for stylish interiors.
  • White
  • Almond – Soft and natural, this elegant ‘antique white’ blends effortless into nearly every kitchen setting.
  • Cashmere
  • Truffle
  • Burgundy – Named after the renowned sloped vineyards of Burgundy, this color delicately melds earthly browns with rich reds.
  • Sugar pink
  • Coastal blue – This exquisite pastel evokes all that is magical about the coast bringing the spirit of the seaside into the kitchen.
  • Mineral blue – A soft blue in a matte textured finish, inspired by clear mountain skies and refreshing waters.
  • Cotton – A fresh and desirable pure white inspired by the simple beauty of natural cotton.
  • Amethyst – An understated smoky violet hue inspired by the natural texture and depth of raw, uncut amethyst.
  • Sisal
  • Rosemary – A classic culinary herb, the fragrant needles create a memorable aroma that is captured in this verdant color.
  • Rose
  • Emerald green
  • Chiffon pink – Inspired by spring flowers in full bloom, this elegant pale pink adds comforting softness to the kitchen and table.
  • Cassis – A sumptuous purple inspired by juicy ripe berry shades and named after the sweet blackcurrant.
  • Marseille blue – Inspired by the majestic coastline, beautiful azure sea and effortless style of the Cote d ‘Azure.

Le Creuset color combinations

Discontinued & Retired Le Creuset colors

Many colors have been discontinued over the years…indeed many becoming collector’s items. If it is a retired color you really want, it is worth keeping an eye on outlet shops as they will often sell off remaining stocks. Ebay also remains a valuable source for collectors in the second-hand market.

In terms of discontinued colors, the following have fallen away:

  • Granite
  • Cobalt blue
  • Chocolate
  • White
  • Sky blue
  • Classic green
  • Azure blue
  • Burgundy
  • Saffron,
  • Pink

New colors by Le Creuset

Every year, new colors are launched by Le Creuset to reflect trends or meet customer demand. This year is no exception with the launch of a host of new colors. The Le Creuset color guide can be found on their website.

Rose quartz was launched in April, inspired by one of natures most beautiful crystals. January saw the launch of Ultra violet to sit alongside Pantones color of the year. It is said “Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future”.

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Popular colors by country

Le Creuset Color Guide

United States (US) Le Creuset colors:

Soliel, Marseille, Flame, White, Caribbean, Cherry, Dune, Fennel, Cassis, Quince, Indigo, Ink, Truffle, Ocean, Spinach.

United Kingdom (UK) Le Creuset colors:

Volcanic, Graded blue, Cerise, Granite, almond, Satin Black, Black, Teal, Cassis, Kiwi, Dijon, Rose, White, Coastal Blue, Nutmeg, Slate, Marseille, Fennel, Classic green.

Australia Le Creuset colors:

Volcanic, Cobalt blue, Cerise, Dune, Satin black, Black, Teal, Cassis, Kiwi, Classic green, Rose, White, Coastal blue, Rosemary green, Light green, Medium green, Dark green, Nutmeg, Dijon.


I hope this Le Creuset color guide has provided you with some inspiration and details to what is available to you.

As always, the color you select is always going to be very personal to you and there may be a multitude of reasons why you select a color. Ultimately though, my advice is simple.

Ultimately…choose a color that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face.

Leave a comment below…let me know what color you would love and what colors you already own. I would love to hear from you.

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Le Creuset Color Guide

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  1. Le Creuset has released a new color called Kale in the South African and Australian markets. I really, really like it. Le Creuset customer service could not tell me when and if this color was going to be available in the US or the UK. Do you have any insight on this? If it is not going to be released here, I am then going to have to figure out someway to buy it there and have it shipped to me (the Le Creuset sites I have found that do sell it will not ship out of there markets). Any ideas on this quest I am on would be appreciated.

    1. Hi David,
      The colors they release are based on research in their respective markets. Therefore it may not be the case that they get released in other areas.
      The best thing you can do is to either find a retailer with worldwide shipping or contact Le Creuset directly and ask how you would go about buying it directly from them. They are actually quite helpful so they make some arrangements for you.
      All the best ….Jayne

  2. Hi, there are some colors i have seen on the UK Le Creuset website which are not on the US one. Do you know why that is?

  3. Hi, It is simply because they choose colors based on their markets. Some colors are more popular than others in certain parts of the world. Therefore, they select their colors based on that.

    They have some universal colors such as Volcanic flame which are sold everywhere. However, most ‘new’ colors are sold based on their analysis of that particular market.

    I hope this helps…Jayne

  4. The coastal blue color is so so beautiful. It really reminds me of where i grew up by the sea. It’s amazing how a color can make you feel

    1. Hi Shannon,
      It’s amazing what colors can do and make you feel. The Le Creuset Coastal blue looks amazing in real life too…the pictures don’t always do them justice.
      Jayne x

  5. The Chiffon Pink matches my personality but the cotton white one is so classy…i can’t decide what i want…HELP!!!

  6. I found a Chili Red classic kettle at a Home Goods but have not been able to find any coordinating pieces, do you know if that color is still around or was renamed? It is not shown as a retired color. I also can’t seem to tell whether its closest to the Cerise or Flame colors. I’m in the US btw.

    Please help!

    1. Hi Susan,
      I would check with Le Creuset as the color ranges for their cast iron can be different to the color range for their ‘other lifestyle goods’.
      The colors i have listed are for their cast iron Dutch ovens and Braisers which do not necessarily make their way across to other areas of products.
      Hope this helps,
      Jayne x

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