Sage Advice: 9 Reasons to Love The Sage Color Trend

What do you think of the sage color trend?

Photo of sage green walls in minimal bedroom with headboard shelf.

Pinterest has called sage the new neutral 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.

9 Reasons to Love The Sage Color Trend

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)

Photo of sage green circular seating in middle of organic modern living room.

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)

Photo of sage green cabinets in a modern meets transitional kitchen.

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)

Photo of sage green wall in a minimal modern office space.

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)

Photo of bathroom shower with sage green tile on the wall.

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)

Photo of sage green moulding and window casings in large bedroom.

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)

Photo of sage green seating area in traditional bedroom.

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)

Photo of sage green interiors trend in home accessories and furniture.

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)

Photo of sage green seaboard walls in bedroom.

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!

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13 comments | Click here to reply

I love that color trend! Sage is such a pretty color.
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Courtney

Totally agree Courtney!

Brittni

Beautiful! I also choose this colour for my own home interior ❤

Sahar Maleki

Oh nice Sahar! It’s such a cool color choice.

Brittni

I’m a big fan of sage (and this blog from afar).
I’m in Australia and I have a ‘heritage’ house that I used approved heritage colours one of which is called ‘tea green’ an almost exact match for the colour shown in image 7 – it is such a warm and versatile colour.

Michelle

This is just the perfect wall colour, wow! Now I want to repaint my kitchen!
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Michelle

This new Sage is very similar to what was called Avocado and Light Avocado back in the early 1970’s. Refrigerators and stoves were manufactured for kitchens. I had this color in my bedroom once. Seeing it for kitchen cabinets set me in a time warp.

Hedy

I never thought to use sage for a neutral color! This is a great idea for when you want small hints of color. Love this idea!

Lyn

Sage has always been a favorite of mine. Extremely forgiving when combining with other colors yey unmistakably unique !

Lucie

I personally love it and had just been looking at this color for my great room…and master bath…it works well with a deep charcoal and earthy colors! The only downside, IMO, is I have lived through sage a few years ago…LOL

Verna

Love using sage as a relaxing colour. With the grey it looks fantastic! Rounded sage furniture is great for a sitting room or living room as a space to use to relax at the end of a long day. Thanks for the great post!

sohoConcept

Do you have swatches and paint companies with “sage” choices you like?
I’m a huge Farrow and Ball fan, and would love to know if you have a colour to recommend?

Stacy Saman

Hi Stacy. That’s a good question. Magnolia makes a pretty sage color paint: https://shop.magnolia.com/products/silverado-sage And so do Farrow and Ball, Behr, and Sherwin-Williams (can’t think of the names of those right now, but hopefully the Magnolia one will get you started). 🙂
-Brittni

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