Times are tough, blah blah blah, and we're looking for every excuse to bring a little calm energy into our homes. These dinner plates bring both function and good vibes to the table—no matter the unprecedented times, we've still gotta eat. 

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1. Colour Happy

Le Creuset's sleek Minimalist dinner plates ($130 for a set of 4) come in 8 colours, including cerise, flame and Caribbean (that's red, orange and blue, for those of us who don't speak French). The recessed base makes them perfect for your extra saucy dishes. lecreuset.ca

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2. For Shore

Made in Vietnam with natural clay, Ocean Waves porcelain dinner plates ($100 for a set of 4) add soothing seaside vibes to your table. The vibrant colours come without chemicals: they're the result of firing the minerals in the clay and glaze at super high temperatures. westelm.ca

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3. Dinner and Desert

There's over three thousand years of pottery tradition behind these Albina plates ($95 each), made by potters in the Atzompa region of Mexico. Each is one-of-a-kind with a sandy, smoky, and mysterious style. obakki.com

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4. Ripple Effect

These handmade white porcelain plates are packed with personality. They're called Ripple Salad plates ($32 each)—at 8 inches in diameter, it's made for salads and light mains, though no one's saying you can't go back for seconds. Mix and match the muted colours for a truly tranquil table. haand.us

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5. Dotty Delight

It's probably ideal that online shopping is where it's at right now—we'd have a tough time asking for the Siirtolapuutarha ($36 each) in-store. This playful plate by Finnish design house Marimekko is made of hard porcelain and is dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe (so, good for heating up your takeout leftovers). eq3.com

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6. Blushing Bites

We're loving the delicate design of the Ora Blush dinner plate ($23 each), inspired by the sun rising over a white sand beach (ah, travelling). The unique pattern is made by hand-applying glaze sheets, which pool and crackle randomly on the plate. crateandbarrel.ca

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7. Very Vanilla

The Oui Organic Stoneware dinner plate ($15 each) is like a blank canvas upon which you can paint your impressive homemade creations (or restaurant takeaway). They're made in Portugal with a super subtle, reactive light blue glaze, making each piece a little different from the next. indigo.ca