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.

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(left) eastern earthenware in rough jade, design + photo: Celine Ord; (right) clé New California Glazed Brick in Salvia

when you need–literally–to ground your space

Modern Farmhouse Brick Deep Green Gloss

clé Guild New California Salvia

Eastern Earthenware Forest Floor

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(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

Eastern Earthenware Dragon Bay

Basil Cement

Tea Ceremony Zellige

Watermark Kelly’s Cove: Wash

Watermark Jetty: Dip and Wash

Watermark – Gold Verdigris

Watermark Kelly’s Cove: Stroke

Watermark Jetty: Stroke

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(left) eastern elements in koi pond; (right) eastern elements in sacred river, design: Roy Hospitality Group / photo: Lauren Edith Andersen

for a hit of rich color 

Kelly Cement

Fallen Citrus Zellige

Forgotten Turquoise Zellige

Eastern Earthenware Koi Pond

Fornace brioni | glazed ceramic tivoli (bundle) with Forest Green

Fired Opal zellige

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(above) malachite

to strike a grown up, considered, characterful tone

Leaf Cement

Cindered Olive Zellige

Secret Lagoon Zellige

Watermark Kelly’s Cove: StainDip

Watermark Jetty: Stain


Fornace Brioni + Cristina Celestino Mint Rocaille

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