Sunday, July 21, 2013

I'm a lifelong fan of the color green - in all of its variations. I've used green in all of my homes from waaaay back hunter green in the early 90's to apple, moss, olive, lime, chartreuse - and now emerald and mint.  One shade of green that is beautiful and timeless is celadon.  The name comes from the pottery and glazes that were produced in Asia well over a thousand years ago.

Although celadon is a shade of green, it's a grayed-down version that is quite neutral.

"Blenheim Celadon" fabric by James Dunlop

It's such a pretty backdrop for pinks and lavenders.

But wait - you can use celadon as an accent color too. I love it with the warm beiges in this living room designed by Michelle Nussbaumer.

And it looks fantastic with black and gold in this Michelle Nussbaumer entry.

Celadon is also perfect for outdoor use, since it's a color so readily found in nature.

It's also a great color choice for painted furniture. Amazing with the gold details, isn't it?

So what do you think?  Do you like this neutral version of green or do you prefer something more vibrant?

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House of Pemberley said...

I love the celadon and green! It's beautiful!

House of Pemberley said...

Duh, not enough coffee, obvs. *celadon and GOLD.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It's absolutely perfection! I am a little prejudice since my son has "gifted" us with some treasure vases from his wife's family in Korea. You are right, it blends with so many styles and colors! That chest you showed is magnificent!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I love almost every color of green. Celadon is always so subtly beautiful. And I so agree that it's lovely with gold tones!

Ashley said...

Softer colors are definitely appealing to me lately rather than super-bright, in your face types of colors so, yes, celadon is gorgeous as far as I'm concerned!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Oh my gosh, that console! Yes I love celadon. It is such a soft yet rich color.
Beautiful post, Kim.

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Any shade of green is what I love! I'm with you, I've always used it.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

This is the only green I like...it is soothing and refreshing...I'm on love with that fabric...so pretty!

therelishedroost said...

Love the subtle color of celadon!
Lovely images!

Karena said...

Kim I adore that Dunlop fabric, oh my the sun chest and of course Chines vases!
You have opened my eyes to some interesting combinations. The gold really sets celadon off!

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Donna Benedetto said...

I absolutely love it, because it is color but so understated! It works great with other neutrals to make a neutral room more interesting.
Love the pictures you have chosen!