Speaking of Colorful dishes......
Has anyone seen Polish Pottery? My DDIL gave me some when she and DS lived in Germany while he was in the Army. Seems it is quite beloved by military wives when they are stationed there and make trips into Poland to buy it. There are sites now devoted to selling imported pieces.
There are many patterns of which I own about 8 - 10. They are maybe 4 - 5 colors and they all "go" with each other. Mine are all mixed and I love the look on my table.
Here is an example of their patterns:
Here is a link that might be useful: Polish Pottery