In this article, I will be discussing Staub colors and what is currently available. I will also list what colors have been discontinued over the years.
Why are Staub colors limited when compared to Le Creuset?
When it comes to Dutch oven desirability, Staub are right up there with Le Creuset. Staub deliver exceptional products that have their own unique flavor.
It is also fair to say that when it comes to Staub cookware colors, Staub has some catching up to do with Le Creuset. I suspect that this is a strategic choice by Staub as painting Dutch ovens different colors should not be a great issue.
When you look at Le Creuset, they have delivered us hundreds of wonderful colors. This cannot be said of Staub who stick to a handful of colors, rotating them scarcely over time.
They know what works for them but I suspect over time, they will start introducing more options.
I have put together the options they currently offer alongside some images of each. This should assist you in forming a Staub color chart.
What Staub cocotte colors are currently offered?
- Teal / La Mer
- Dark blue
- Graphite grey
The name of the color is a reflection of the cinnamon spice, which is made from the dried inner bark of several different trees. It is a cross between a yellow and brown, and is what I would describe as a conservative color. However, it is by no means ‘boring’, in fact, it would stand out in most kitchens.
Edging towards a brown earthy color, it brings a wholesome feeling and connection with earth. It brings a cozy feeling and feelings of warmth and relaxation.
Teal / La Mer
Described as a medium blue – green, it is another relatively conservative color by Staub, yet one of the most popular. Another, very classy looking option in their line-up.
If you look at the meaning of this color, it is very positive. Teal is associated with calmness, refreshment, sophistication and wisdom. It still brings energy and serenity but is emotionally balanced and grounded.
This is probably the liveliest colors in the Staub range and one of their best sellers. It is definitely a step away from their traditional color schemes, yet it maintains emotions of sophistication and elegance.
Red is a hot, strong and stimulating color, packed emotion ranging from passion to violence. It is assertive, daring, exciting and aggressive.
Another strong yet elegant color by Staub. It’s one of my favorite colors by Staub as it really shows of their traditional style perfectly. It really suits their range.
If we return to the meaning of colors, Dark blue is seen as rich, elegant, sophisticated, intelligent and old-fashioned.
Understated and incredibly elegant, this again is another popular seller. Especially for those with more modern kitchens. It almost looks like an outdoor version with its black interior and exterior.
Black is associated with power, mystery, strength, authority, elegance and sophistication
A classic red adding drama to your kitchen. Grenadine gets its flavor and color from pomegranates, one of the few kinds of fruit in season during the winter.
It’s a popular choice, especially for those that think that the cherry red may be too bright. Again, this color shows of the elegant shape of the Staub perfectly and will have your friends gushing over it.
Again, very much like the black, the graphite grey is very popular with the younger market and those with modern kitchens. It balances the beauty of the Staub range with the modern feel of this color.
Although, it is grey, it is actually the lightest color and really delivers a new dynamic to Staub’s cocottes and French ovens. It is a sophisticated color that lack the negativity of the color black.
Grey is a cool, neutral, and balanced color. The color grey is an emotionless, moody color that is typically associated with meanings of formality, conservatism, and sophistication. Light grey’s are feminine in nature and are a timeless and practical color.
Another amazing color by Staub. This dark green really does show their range with their best foot forward. Deep, glossy and classy, the sophistication and premium feel oozes from it.
So, what does the color basil green mean…it is the color of life. It is associated with nature, renewal and energy. It evokes associations with meanings of harmony & growth, as well as the environment.
Importantly, when it comes to products, it is the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view.
If you are looking for a color that is soothing and relaxing, the basil green may just be the color for you.
Staub discontinued colors
Over the years, there have been some special edition runs that have discontinued. Some of the colors include;
- Sapphire blue
- Burnt orange
As you can see, Staub offer a handful of colors at any given time. This is in contrast to Le Creuset, where they have new launches all the time.
However, I find that the Staub color range is very well balanced and you will almost certainly find something you like. Staub customers seem to be a loyal bunch and Staub know them well. They know what they like and offer ranges to meet their needs.
If you are coming from Le Creuset or it may well be your first Dutch oven, you may feel that the Staub color choice is limited. That is a natural reaction because the choice is limited.
However, color is only one aspect. You should remember that Staub produce outstanding cocottes, Dutch ovens and cookware. High quality materials and outstanding production finishes. These truly are premium end Dutch ovens.
I hope you found this article useful. If you are buying a Staub, please do let us all know what you chose and why….and if you could take a moment to share this article on your social media, I would be eternally grateful.