Whether emerald, turquoise or pastel, we love green in all its pretty shades. These fresh and vital hues remind us of natural landscapes and it is no coincidence that modern man gets carried away for all these paradisiacal places, far from the big city and the little daily worries. Sometimes we even dream of staying there forever, in this nature that always welcomes us with open arms. It is because of this feeling of peace and security that we like to introduce green into our interiors. In recent years, we have particularly fallen for one of these more muted and refined shades – celadon green.
Celadon green sofa and stool in a majestic vintage living room
- Definition – how to distinguish celadon from other shades
Each color comes in several tones and sometimes it becomes really difficult to spot the small nuances. So what is celadon green? In most cases, it is defined as a verdigris slightly tending to blue. This is a very pale shade of green and a pastel strand that is suitable for many decorative styles. This because of its neutrality and its timeless character.
The celadon green shade combined with a vegetal decoration. A marriage that gives a decidedly fresh result
- Back to ancient origins
To introduce this nuance, we see ourselves obliged to start from its origins which go back a long way in time. The color itself, takes its name from that of a character in Honoré d’Urfé’s pastoral novel L’Astrée (1610), whose dress involved green ribbons. At the same time, “qingci” – traditional Chinese porcelain, reach France and conquer minds with their natural beauty. With a translucent glaze of a green tint, the color of these ceramics is very reminiscent of the ribbons of the famous character. So by analogy, we borrow its name which is now used to also designate this type of porcelain. Then, by extension, we start using the same word for the grayish green hue that is the subject of our article.
Celadon green – a trendy color in the world of decoration, interior design and fashion
- Decorative styles that combine celadon
Celadon is one of those go-anywhere shades suitable for any decorative style. It does, however, contain a rustic touch of yesteryear, making it very suitable for vintage and country chic settings. Its natural side perfectly combines the warmth of wood, which is the top material to combine with this color. Scandinavian design being the biggest lover of wood, celadon becomes a solution that Nordic decor approaches quite often. In an industrial-style decor, this pastel shade will appease and personalize the raw materials..
A celadon green kitchen cabinet paint for a charming retro chic touch
- Verdigris – in which room ?
The same goes for the types of parts that can support celadon green. The latter is a suitable solution for any of them. In the kitchen, celadon will play the card of freshness and give a little country chic side to the decoration. On the facade or credenza, it is often seen combined with the range of whites, beiges, grays and wood which make it stand out against a neutral background..
In the bedroom, celadon green has a soothing character that will allow you to sleep in peace. You can combine it for example with pastel tones – a top solution for addicts of the cocooning trend. Either, go again for the neutrals… it would be a solution in accordance with the character of the room which must remain as quiet as possible. In the bathroom, celadon evokes the color of water and lagoons. Therefore, the color will adapt successfully to the decor and the vocation of this type of room..
Gray walls of green, celadon hue in an eclectic bedroom
- Successful decorative schemes
We have already suggested some great combinations and yet, let’s recap to present an inventory of the best decorating ideas. First of all, you have probably noticed the presence of the neutrals which take a little fresh a little green touch next to the celadon green. Shades of green are an alternative solution. These are associations that combine celadon green with other close shades, such as verdigris, almond and asparagus and especially lime. Celadon is associated with the same success with all shades of green and blue, sometimes to remind us of the magic of forests, sometimes of maritime landscapes. In the latter case, think of navy blue and turquoise..
Game of green and blue shades in a dining room repainted in pastel green tinted with celadon
An example of a living room, Scandinavian dining room color verdigris with white furniture in neutral, Nordic tones
Mustard yellow on the other hand is the best solution for warming celadon and emphasizing its green side rather than gray shards. However, by placing a yellow sofa against the backdrop of a repainted celadon wall, it will undoubtedly be the piece of furniture that will act as the focal point. Finally, you can even dare a combination with colors that are a little scary in decoration, such as red. Remember that the greatest asset of greyed green is its property to lighten the character of colors with a strong presence.
Finally, stay with us to find more pretty decorative suggestions in the following gallery. Maybe the best design solution for you is waiting for you.
Celadon background color to bring out the salmon sofa
An example of a sea-green living room, with a celadon shade in the mural. Gray sofa and light parquet to create a minimalist decor
A celadon green sofa, vintage style with a bookcase on the background. A great idea how to give character to a Nordic decor
Celadon color for your wallpaper. Superb kitchen model in white and wood
Gray green sofa standing out against the background of a wall dressed in dramatic black floral wallpaper
Scandinavian design bedroom that introduced gray green on the walls
Verdigris and yellow-green paint wall in a retro kitchen with several black accents
Idea how to introduce celadon green with small decorative accents. Bluish green mattress and cushions combined with yellow accents
Gray green color in association with salmon cushions – a cocooning decor idea par excellence
Small celadon green accents in a green wood country kitchen
Celadon color to choose for its walls and for its furniture and then combine with wood to emphasize the natural character of the decor
Celadon blue pulling towards green – a magnificent elegant country kitchen with golden accents
Bathroom in pastel green, celadon hue which alludes to water and the role of this room in the house