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Fiestaware had its day in the sun. The next big trend we're seeing on tabletops this summer couldn't be more opposite: black. Check out some design to crave, after the jump.

Fiestaware had its day in the sun. The next big trend we're seeing on tabletops this summer couldn't be more opposite: black. And the more matte, the better. Rather than overshadowing whatever's on the menu, the dark tone actually plays up the colors of summertime ingredients, offering a cooling contrast to all those bright seasonal hues, whether it's a medium-rare hamburger off the grill, a vibrant ceviche, a freshly made salsa or even just a green salad. 

Since you don't need more than a piece or two to make a bold statement, here's a brief selection of inspiration points, from all-black flatware to an awesome rubberized fruit bowl constructed from neoprene. Once you go black…