celadon

noun
cel·​a·​don | \ ˈse-lə-ˌdän How to pronounce celadon (audio) , -lə-dən\

Definition of celadon

1 : a grayish-yellow green
2 : a ceramic glaze originated in China that is greenish in color also : an article with a celadon glaze

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Then, in the dining and living rooms, an artist hand-painted a tiny little chain-link design in a soft celadon green or outlined the rafters in lavender. Kathleen Renda, House Beautiful, "This House Will Give You Wes Anderson Vibes," 5 Oct. 2018 Cirkva found that the bedroom's celadon walls, plum carpet, and green side tables festooned with Venetian flowers had become too dark and overtly feminine for her taste. Kathleen Hackett, ELLE Decor, "Return Engagement," 7 June 2012 Peau de soie, mikado, faille and lurex intarsia with shades of celadon blue and fruité red. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "This Is the Biggest, Best Hair at Haute Couture Fashion Week," 5 July 2018 Giant brushed-back wig hair and an unstructured celadon blue silk gown with intricate intarsia cape opened the 63-look show in that era’s exaggerated style. Washington Post, "Standing ovation at Valentino caps Paris couture week," 4 July 2018 Peregalli’s alchemical craftspeople transformed the space into a series of intimate paneled and mirrored dining rooms in a harmonious celadon green palette. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "With Striking Interior Design, Milan’s Cracco Restaurant Evokes Singular Elegance," 29 June 2018 The palette on the shelves includes rosy pinks, celadon greens, caramel, violet, sapphire and aquamarine. New York Times, "A Tiffany Collector of Things Pastel," 8 May 2018 You’re also lulled by the background color, a restful celadon borrowed from Korean porcelain. Kathleen Renda, House Beautiful, "A Spanish Bungalow Is Reimagined with Artistic Prints and Patterns," 2 Apr. 2018 The house also sold a celadon-green Yongzheng amphora for $18 million in Hong Kong in May. Collectors from the U.S. and Asia outspent all rivals this spring, each winning 35% of Christie’s offerings. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Newcomers Muscle Into Art Market’s High End," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of celadon

circa 1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for celadon

French céladon

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