in the green
by clé tile | published: Dec 10, 2021
(left) cindered olive bejmat zellige, design: ADG Architectecture + Design / photo: michael wiltbank + ivan halper; (right) cement 4×4 square in leaf, design: Emily Farnham Architecture / photo: Yoshihiro Makino for Domino Magazine
At clé, we have a deep affection for the color green. In fact, we think it is one of the more expressive of colors, stretching far beyond its association with all things natural.
We love its duality. Afterall, how many colors can evoke renewal and sickness? Or war and peace (camouflage and the olive branch)? Patrician and ingenue? Equanimity and jealousy (the ‘green-eyed monster’). If you’re curious about this shapeshifter of a color, take a dive into its history and associations.
Here’s our take on some of our winning greens–yours for the picking.
(left) tea ceremony bejmat zellige, design: Omgivning / photo: Bethany Nauert; (right) cement 2×8 rectangle in basil, design: JR Corleto / photo: Virtually Here Studios
Soft: when you yearn for a cool, zen feel with fresh appeal
Watermark Jetty: Stroke
(left) eastern elements in koi pond; (right) eastern elements in sacred river, design: Roy Hospitality Group / photo: Lauren Edith Andersen
Spirited: for a hit of rich color
(left) cement hex clip in kelly; (right) cement big spin, design: Barker Associates Architecture / photo: Lesley Unruh
Dynamic: when a graphic is what’s called for