Sage Advice: 9 Reasons to Love The Sage Color Trend

By Brittni • posted on 02/15/2024

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

One thing that I can’t get over with this sage color is that it works in almost any room and nearly any style home. It fits right in in a modern home, looks cool in a traditional home, great in a designer home, and even works in a simple builder grade home. Seriously, it looks good EVERYWHERE. Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof…

1. Sage headboard in the bedroom (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. Sage color accents in every room

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. Sage color cabinets in a modern kitchen

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. Sage green walls, with some depth

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 color tile in the bathroom

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. Sage windows and doors

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. Sage color paint on the walls

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. Sage color furniture and rugs

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. Sage painted wood paneling

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!














16 comments | Click here to reply

Oh, I just adore sage color! It looks so chic yet relaxed. Really turns your place into a sanctuary. I got so inspired by your article that just bought a nice sage leaf peel and stick wallpaper from this brand:


I think a hint of sage color is better than just plain white color, especially on the walls. I also liked the sage color sofa. Sage is a color that relieves you from stress and helps you calm down. I will keep this color trend in mind while redeveloping my house. Thank you.


My last 2 kitchens over the last 20 years have been sage! One of my favorite colors! I love this color because it is relaxing, its easy to compliment with MANY other colors! Like teal! Orange! Blues, yellows and so many others that it makes it easy to change up a room with just a few simple changes! I am always being asked if I redone my kitchen! Nope! Just changed my accents! lol Fantastic color and extremely versatile!

Shari Kalous

Hi Stacy. That’s a good question. Magnolia makes a pretty sage color paint: 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). 🙂


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

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!


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


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


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!


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.


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


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.


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


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

Sahar Maleki

Totally agree Courtney!


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

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