The top sage green paint colors most recommended by designers for an earthy, calming space in kitchens, laundry rooms, and bedrooms.
This week, we are going sage green paint color crazy in a shared teen girl bedroom makeover for our sweet neighbors down the street!
It was their one main request. Remember the Carney family whose rec room makeover we completed last winter? Yep, that crew. We’re due for another makeover invasion.
I walked in to get measurements of their room while wearing a sage green shirt, and the girls went, “We want THAT COLOR!”
Where to Use Sage Green Paint Colors
Not only is it perfect for creating an organic, calming space, it is definitely trending now that Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams both recently named a shade of sage green as their paint color of the year.
Because sage is light, muted shade of green mixed with gray and can lean earthy with yellow undertones or lean slightly aqua with blue undertones, it works especially well in bathrooms and bedrooms to create a feeling of serenity.
Since it has strong ties to nature and leaves, using the color can help any room like a living room or a study feel grounded.
For a whisper of color, sage green is a popular choice on kitchen cabinets to add a relaxed mood with a subtle pop of color in an otherwise typically busy space. Something about the green hue just lets you breathe a little deeper. Mmm.
12 Best Sage Green Paint Colors
Here are my 12 favorite sage green color paints and the top recommended ones used by designers.
Benjamin Moore October Mist
Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage
Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green
Behr Bitter Sage
Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage
Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog
Farrow & Ball Lichen
Farrow & Ball Mizzle
Farrow & Ball French Gray
Clare Paint Money Moves
Benjamin Moore Sage Wisdom
Sherwin Williams Clary Sage
What Color Compliments Sage Green Paint Colors?
Soft White or Grey
Crisp white and soft grey pairs beautifully with sage green for a simplistic, relaxed look. Try Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace or Sherwin Williams Extra White. For greys, try Benjamin Moore Gray Owl or Sherwin Williams Passive.
When paired with a slightly cream or ivory, sage green can create a feeling of warmth. Sherwin Williams Alabaster or Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee work beautifully.
In reference to sage green’s complementary colors on the color wheel, soft mauve or bold pink can lift a space to feel more modern. Consider adding pink accents in textiles on bedding, pillows, or draperies.
Muted red like in Persian rugs, terra cotta tile, or an exposed brick wall can add depth to sage green, if you’re feeling brave. Start small, but the more red tones you incorporate alongside sage, the more eclectic it will feel.
It doesn’t have to be an in-your-face sunflower yellow, but a subtle yellow tone like that in rattan, sisal, bamboo, and other natural textures create the atmosphere like that of a spa. But if you are feeling a little more daring, sage green works beautifully with a bold yellow too.
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Have you used a favorite sage green paint color in the past that left you head-over-heels in love? I’m all ears over here because I definitely plan to paint something sage at our house once we’re finished at the neighbors’.
At least the color will make us feel really relaxed while we paint all day. You think, maybe? I can hope anyway.