What color is celadon

Painting the Past Celadon chalk paint


The term Celadon does not only stand for the gray-green ceramics of the Chinese Middle Ages. He is also the name of an affectionate lover in the novel L’Astree by Honoré d’Urfé. Because this one was dressed in this beautiful sea green. This subtle shade fits perfectly in a modern, urban ambience. There you combine it with white furniture and set metallic accents in chrome or silver. One can also easily imagine Celadon in a French castle. It can be combined particularly beautifully with reddish natural wood tones. Therefore, it also goes well with a furnishing style with classic furniture.

The use of Celadon as a varnish

Celadon is also an exciting color for furniture. To paint furniture, you need celadon in lacquer quality. Painting the Past produces all of its colors not only as a wall emulsion but also as a varnish in two different variants. With the lacquer quality “Matt” you achieve a completely matt, velvety-looking surface. If you paint with the paint quality “Eggshell”, you will get a very slightly shiny surface. We recommend the “Eggshell” quality for worn furniture such as chairs, tables and benches. Because the surfaces painted with it are more pleasant to the touch and also easier to care for. You can, however, treat the matt painted surfaces with colorless wax after painting. So they stay relatively matt and are easy to clean.

The use of Painting the Past Celadon chalk paint on stairs

You can also use Celadon chalk paint in lacquer quality on stairs without any problems. You should then use eggshell varnish. You apply this twice. And after it has dried out, put the colorless, transparent Painting the Past Topcoat on top. This gives you a hard-wearing result that is not harmed by frequent use. If you want to paint a wooden banister, we recommend the “Eggshell” quality here too. It makes your railing durable and easy to grip.

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Additional information

Chalk paint

The paint is water and chalk based


Dilute 10% for highly absorbent substrates.


With a roller or a wide brush.

dry season

Dust dry after one hour, can be painted over after 6 hours.


Store at 5 - 25 degrees for about 2 to 3 years, frost-free


Keep the leftovers in a glass jar.


Outdoor area

The color can also be used outdoors. Dark colors can fade faster.

Color variations

Lacquer Eggshell 750ml

The Painting the Past Eggshell lacquer is particularly suitable for wood, tiles, MDF and radiators. This variant has the eggshell look (slight sheen). Dry to the touch after 4-5 hours. Drying time 7 days for tiles. (Fully hardened) The Eggshell lacquer is always a little lighter than the color cards show. Please note: Please do not use disinfectants or chlorine when cleaning.

Lacquer matt 750ml

This painting the past color is particularly suitable for wood. It is available in two different qualities: This is the matt look (no gloss). Please note that Pure White contains virtually no pigments and therefore does not cover as well as other chalk colors. So if you want it to be quick, choose a different shade of white.!

Test pot 60ml (wall paint)

The test pot covers about 0.5 m2. Just right for testing the colors or painting small parts. Please note: wall paint (no paint).

Wall paint 2.5 L

2.5 liters of wall paint with 2 layers are sufficient for about 20 m2.