in the green

by clé tile | published: Dec 10, 2021

cindered olive bejmat zellige, design: ADG Architectecture + Design / photo: michael wiltbank + ivan halper (left) cement 4x4 square in leaf, design: Emily Farnham Architecture / photo: Yoshihiro Makino for Domino Magazine (right)

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.

eastern earthenware in rough jade, design + photo: celine ord

clé new california glazed brick in salvia

tea ceremony bejmat zellige, design: Omgivning / photo: Bethany Nauert

cement 2x8 rectangle in basil, design: JR Corleto / photo: Virtually Here Studios

eastern elements in koi pond

eastern elements in sacred river, design: roy hospitality group / photo: lauren edith andersen

(above) malachite

cement hex clip in kelly

cement big spin, design: barker associates architecture / photo: lesley unruh