Types of Bowls
Find a bowl for every course of the meal, including appetizers, main dishes and, of course, dessert. Whether you're serving salad, rice, soup or some other dish, you'll need the right bowl to enjoy them. Low bowls are great for serving warm soup or gazpacho, while taller, wider bowls may be ideal for a big bowl of cereal in the morning. Of course, a smaller bowl helps keep ice cream servings perfectly portioned (but a bigger one isn't bad either!).
To bring a bright punch of color to your place setting, choose a bowl in a bold, vibrant color, or one with a fun geometric pattern. For a more subdued style, stay simple with chic, clear glass. You'll also have your choice of bowl materials. Olive wood can be great for serving up small bites and hors d'oeuvres, while porcelain or stoneware may be better suited for formal occasions. Clear glass and stainless steel lend a modern edge to the dinner table. Many bowls are designed as part of dinnerware sets, so you can create a cohesive look if you'd like—or mix and match different styles to create a set all your own.