The Chinese New Year (which starts January 31) has us thinking about green, a color representing health and renewal in China. We looked to jade green, a shade inspired by the stone with a many-thousand year history in China, and to celadon, a color synonymous with pale green Chinese ceramics.
We asked members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory to fill us in on their favorites, and added a few choice shades of our own:
Top row, left to right: Pratt & Lambert Clover; Benjamin Moore Aganthus Green; Farrow & Ball Green Blue; Farrow & Ball Arsenic; and Benjamin Moore Silken Pine. Bottom row: Farrow & Ball Green Ground; Farrow & Ball Vert de Terre; Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline; Benjamin Moore Overcast; and Benjamin Moore Lafayette Green.
Above: SF designer Kriste Michelini likes Benjamin Moore’s Silken Pine. Says Michelini, “It’s a pale celadon that’s easy on the eyes and can act as a neutral. It’s beautiful in a bedroom, living room, or bathroom for a serene and fresh look.”
Above: Portland, OR, designer Carole Magness singles out Farrow & Ball’s Green Ground, which she calls “fresh and vaguely artsy, reminding me of certain verdant aspects in Flemish art.” Green Ground is among the palest shades in this group.
Above: We admire Clover from Pratt & Lambert, a rich jade green. Designer Kelley Wearstler (via House Beautiful) says the shade reminds her of patinated copper.
Above: Another Remodelista favorite, Benjamin Moore’s Aganthus Green is a grayed green just turning toward blue.
Above: We like Benjamin Moore’s Lafayette Green at the darkest end of jade.
Above: Carole Magness also uses Farrow & Ball’s Vert de Terre, which she says “brings to mind a clear running brook in the forest.” Vert de Terre is more olive than Aganthus Green but similar in tone.
Frequently asked questions
What are some popular shades of green for paint?
Some popular shades of green for paint include jade, celadon, emerald, and sage.
What is the difference between jade and celadon green?
Jade green is a bright, rich green with blue undertones, while celadon green has gray undertones and is more muted.
What are some popular color combinations to pair with jade and celadon green?
Jade green pairs well with warmer tones like coral or pink, while celadon green complements cooler tones like lavender or gray.
What types of rooms do jade and celadon green work well in?
Jade and celadon green work well in a variety of rooms, from bedrooms to kitchens to outdoor spaces. Their versatile shades can create a calming oasis or add a pop of color to any space.
What are some popular paint brands that offer jade and celadon green shades?
Some popular paint brands that offer shades of jade and celadon green include Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, and Sherwin Williams.