Sage green is a versatile color that creates a calming feel in any room, from the kitchen to the bedroom, bathroom, and beyond. Like its namesake herb, sage green walls help to bring the outdoors in, creating a sense of well being that is reminiscent of nature without overshadowing the rest of your decor. This soft and muted color is versatile enough to work like a neutral and can be paired with a range of colors or complemented with natural greenery.
From pale silvery green to deeper shades that veer toward olive, sage is a flexible hue that can work in both traditional and modern interiors. Check out these sage paint color ideas to help inspire you to bring this fresh, soothing, and livable color into your home.
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Create a Calming Feel
Sage green paint adds a calming feel to this spacious bathroom from Jessica Nelson Design with its mix of cool-toned stone and tiles and warm wood cabinetry.
Paint suggestion: Farrow & Ball French GrayContinue to 2 of 18 below.
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Make It Welcoming
A wall of sage green cabinetry built around a window seat creates a soft warm welcome in this open entryway mudroom from Becca Interiors that allows the bold black-and-white floor tiles to stand out.
Paint used: Farrow & Ball PigeonContinue to 3 of 18 below.
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Create a Tonal Look
Michelle Berwick Design paired sage and forest green paint in this twin bedroom to create a serene tonal look that is accented with white, black, and gray.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Herb BouquetContinue to 4 of 18 below.
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Accent With Gold and Wood
Brexton Cole Interiors painted the walls of this elegant home office with pale sage green paint that creates a soft backdrop for an ornate gilded mirror, matching wall sconces, and a curvy wood desk.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Dry SageContinue to 5 of 18 below.
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Add a Vintage Feel
Sage green paint gives this homey vintage-inspired kitchen from Leanne Ford Interiors a warm and timeless feel.
Paint suggestion: Behr Bitter SageContinue to 6 of 18 below.
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Highlight the Roofline
Erin Williamson Design painted this bedroom in a soothing muted sage green that highlights the height of the ceilings and shape of the roofline.
Paint used: Farrow & Ball LichenContinue to 7 of 18 below.
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Lighten It Up
Studio Peake painted this light and airy dressing room in a silvery shade of pale sage for a luminous and neutral feel.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Silver SageContinue to 8 of 18 below.
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Don't Forget the Ceiling
This family bunk room from Becca Interiors was built for sleepovers, with painted walls and ceiling in a wash of sage green that gives it a relaxing feel that is accented with gleaming brass ladders and guard rails.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Sage WisdomContinue to 9 of 18 below.
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Paint the Shiplap
Painting the shiplap walls of this modern farmhouse bathroom from Kate Marker Interiors with light sage paint lends the space a warm and relaxing feel.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Misted Green
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Paint a Half Wall
A half wall painted in a soothing light shade of sage makes the seating area of this light and airy living room from Fantastic Frank feel grounded and cozy and complements the otherwise white walls and natural tones of the decor.
Paint suggestion: Sherwin-Williams Softened GreenContinue to 11 of 18 below.
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Beautify the Laundry Room
Mindy Gayer Design Co. washed this laundry room in a soothing shade of sage to create a sense of zen in a room devoted to household chores.
Paint suggestion: Farrow & Ball MizzleContinue to 12 of 18 below.
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Paint the Upper Wall
Fresh sage green paints gives this eclectic traditional dining room from Nile Johnson Interior Design an airy feel on the upper half of the wall, while white painted wainscoting adds a slightly formal element that complements the antique furnishings and crystal chandelier.
Paint suggestion: Clare Money MovesContinue to 13 of 18 below.
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Make It Cozy
Kate Marker Interiors painted this cozy home library in a medium-toned shade of sage to create a calming and absorbing atmosphere for reading or catching up on work.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Winchester SageContinue to 14 of 18 below.
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Set the Stage for Sleep
Sage green paint creates a soothing feel to promote rest and relaxation in this bedroom from Jessica Nelson Design.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Texas SageContinue to 15 of 18 below.
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Keep It Fresh
This bedroom office from Fantastic Frank has soft sage walls that lend it a fresh and dreamy feel.
Paint suggestion: Clare Dirty MartiniContinue to 16 of 18 below.
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Smoke It Out
Ashley Montgomery Design used deep smoky sage paint to add depth to this mudroom entryway, contrasted with pale wood accents, cane-front doors, and vintage decor like a curvy beveled mirror and rattan lamp.
Paint suggestion: Farrow & Ball Green SmokeContinue to 17 of 18 below.
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Keep It Traditional
Brexton Cole Interiors painted the walls of this formal living room in sage green to lend a light but earthy feel that marries well with the brown tones of the traditional style furniture and decor.
Paint suggestion: Sherwin-Williams Clary SageContinue to 18 of 18 below.
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Paint the Cabinets
Modern kitchens have acres of cabinetry that can transform the look of the room when painted in an eye-catching color. Bees Knees Interior Design Studio added depth to this mostly black and white kitchen with sage green painted cabinets.
Paint suggestion: Sherwin-Williams Evergreen Fog
What color goes with sage green?
Sage green is a versatile color that can be treated like a neutral. You can confidently pair sage green with a range of colors from black and white to blush pink, coral, or yellow. Pick up on the gray tones in sage and pair it with silver, take it earthier with brown, or swing to the opposite side of the color wheel and mix it up with shades of plum or purple. Or mix sage green walls with other shades of green such as olive, pistachio, or celadon on furniture, textiles, and accessories as well as plants or a living wall for a tonal look.
What color is sage green?
Sage green is a pale green-gray with yellow undertones that is inspired by the namesake herb. In the same way that the sage plant comes in more than one variety, sage green paint comes in a range of hues—from the palest silvery green to deeper shades that veer toward olive. A calming, soothing, adaptable color, sage green works well in both modern and traditional style interiors.