Pinterest has called sage the new neutral of 2018 and I’m really curious to know your take on this color trend?!
Sage is an interesting pick for a ‘neutral’ since its somewhere between a true neutral and a bold color pop. And I’m finding that it’s easy to incorporate into pretty much any home style, which is a check for the pros column. It works for modern homes, Scandinavian abodes, more traditional styles, craftsman, etc.
1. (above) This shade of sage really emphasizes the neutral aspect with strong grey undertones, making it a perfect fit for a space where relaxation is the number one priority. I’m getting more relaxed just looking at it! (Image via 70percentpure)
2. Another way to add a green hue to your space without touching the wall is through furniture, particularly velvet. The hint of green in the sofa feels elegant and soothing. Now if I can just find the perfect circular sofa… (Image via Tine K Home)
3. It’s hard to miss the sage green kitchen cabinet trend these days. It’s literally everywhere! The subtle green tint provides just the right pop of color and pairs well with marbles and other neutrals, so naturally a ton of designers are a fan, as am I. (Image via Domino)
4. So of course there’s sage green walls, but have you ever thought to add some texture? Really takes the earthiness of the color up a notch, and I can’t say I hate it. And the minimal bright white furnishings keep it feeling more modern and less country house in England. (Image via IKEA)
5. Sage tile backsplash is also surging, and now I know why. Who wouldn’t love an artistic hex tile install like this one? It’s fresh and fun, but not something that will feel dated after a few years. (Image via Designs by Katy)
6. If painting your walls sage already feels boring and overdone, get ahead of the trend and try painting your molding instead. The sage becomes more of a statement piece, but still manages to not feel overwhelming. (Image via SFGirlByBay)
7. Next up… Keeping it real traditional with a simple wall paint to contrast the bright trim. This space feels fresh and calm because the sage green tends to be a lighter paint shade, it doesn’t absorb too much of the natural light coming in. And I’m all about light and bright spaces! (Image via Room for Tuesday)
8. Here’s a sage green rug and furniture combo. Nearly every shade of sage is covered in this room – between the chairs, table, and rug. (Image via vtwonen)
9. And lastly, some sage painted wood paneling to round things out. Side note…see those towels in the background? I have those exact same ones, so you know I had to share this photo. (Image via Cedar + Suede)
So what do you think?! Are you convinced that sage is the new neutral of 2018? Love it or hate it, I want to know your thoughts!