If you’re searching for just the right sage green paint for your home, you’ve come to the right place! Here are the top 15 sage paint colors to help you find that perfect shade!
Sage green wall paint, that muted shade of green that lends a tranquil yet elegant vibe to a room, is one of the most popular and versatile green paint colors.
If you’ve been considering giving your home (or a certain room within it!) a refresh, consider sage green paint.
According to color psychology, sage green symbolizes wisdom, peace, harmony, and nature. And since green is so predominant in nature, it’s also the color of life, growth, and energy.
I think it’s completely understandable why sage paint colors are so popular. We could all use a little more peace in our lives, right?
What color is sage green paint?
Sage paint is an earthy green-grey (a.k.a. green-gray) color. Or, put another way, it’s green with brown undertones and enough gray to tone down the shade and add a silvery quality.
If you are familiar with the plant by the same name, sage (plant) has silvery-green leaves and is the inspiration for this shade of paint.
The gray undertones add a soft quality to this earthy green. Since this color is a blend of shades, there is a great deal of versatility within sage green. You know what that means – there’s something for everyone!
FAQs about Sage Paint
What undertones does sage green have?
Sage green lives in the green family, so it has a green base. Shades of sage green have varying amounts of brown, yellow, and gray undertones to give the green a muted, earthy appearance.
What colors pair well with sage green paint?
Sage green can vary significantly in its appearance based on the depth of the green base and the undertones. Generally speaking, sage green looks terrific with:
Neutral browns (that don’t have a lot of red)
Natural wood tones
Pinks or coral
Mustard yellows or gold
Where can I use sage paint colors?
Anywhere you want to feel alive and refreshed! Consider using sage green paint for your:
Accent decor (ex: fireplaces)
How Different Types of Lighting Affect Sage Paint
The presence of undertones in paint is the direct result of the paint color mixing process. This is how and why lighting influences can impact the appearance of colors.
Warm-tinted lighting draws out warm tones and mutes cooler tones. Conversely, cool-tinted lighting draws out cool tones while muting warm tones.
Depending on its undertones and depth, sage green paint shifts quite a bit in changing lighting. If you tend to get bored with color quickly, a color shifter like sage green might be the perfect choice because it won’t look the same at different times of the day.
Although each sage may look slightly different, generally, here’s how you can expect sage paint color to behave:
- Cool or passive lighting – appears darker and grayer and maybe even a little blue or teal. Choose a sage green that has more yellow for this type of lighting.
- Warm lighting – sage paint will brighten up so that it reads lighter and greener (or more brown). To prevent your sage green from looking too warm, choose one with stronger gray undertones.
Great Coordinating Colors for Sage Paint
If you’re searching for a few reliable go-to’s to pair with sage, I have a few suggestions.
Note: ALWAYS take the time to check paint colors against each other and see how they look in your home before committing to them and forking out $$ to add them to your home. Samplize paint swatches are a GREAT tool to see how paint colors truly behave in your home and with your lighting.
- Sherwin Williams Alabaster – a creamy warm-leaning soft white.
- Sherwin Williams City Loft – a light greige that can look taupe.
- Benjamin Moore Seapearl – warm off-white with mild gray undertones.
- Benjamin Moore Pure White – warm white that can lean slightly greige.
- Benjamin Moore Shoreline – lovely light silvery gray that leans slightly warm.
- Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black – deep, bold, neutral black.
- Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee – a light off-white with creamy undertones.
- Benjamin Moore Collingwood – warm-leaning balanced gray with beige undertones.
- Sherwin Williams Iron Ore – rich, deep gray that acts neutral.
15 Great Sage Green Paint Colors for Your Home
Ok, let’s check out some of the top sage paint choices on the market! This list includes a mix of colors that I recommend regularly as well as colors that other designers share with their clients.
Note: I’m only including a few of the most popular sage green paint colors to prevent overwhelming you with too many choices. However, if you don’t see a sage paint you love on this list, there are many other options out there!
1. Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay
Here’s a lovely and popular mid-toned sage green. Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay has a perfect balance of green and silver to provide a soothing and tranquil ambiance.
It’s ideal for any room of the house, including the laundry room, like this example from Tracy Hardenburg Designs!
2. Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
This shade is definitely a shifty one – it can fluctuate from appearing minty to blue to sage-y.
No matter how you use it, Sherwin Williams Sea Salt is gorgeous.
Check out this incredible example of Sherwin Williams Sea Salt from Vintage South Development. This kitchen is O-to-the-M-to-the-G, right? Sea Salt gives just the right amount of color here…it’s a very subtle color here that is quiet, but still a statement.
3. Behr Nature’s Gift
Doesn’t the name of this shade just say it all? Sage green is definitely nature’s gift!
This light to mid-toned earthy green works so well in this beautiful laundry room shared by The Creativity Exchange.
4. Behr Bitter Sage
Haneen’s Haven used Bitter Sage on kitchen cabinets, and I couldn’t love it any more.
This muted olive green adds a chic sophistication that perfectly complements those fun floor tiles!
5. Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage
This cozy sage green paint has deep enough warm tones that I recommend pairing it with colors that also have warm tones.
Earthy and calming, sages are great for bedrooms, as this one in Saybrook Sage from Vive Workshop proves! The color pairing here is Chantilly Lace (the white paint shade).
6. Benjamin Moore Texas Sage
Just like its namesake, Texas Sage paint is bold, earthy, and offers tranquility, as this dining room from Kennerknecht Design Group shows.
Pair it with warm wood or yellow tones and watch it pop against white trim.
7. Benjamin Moore Oil Cloth
If you’re looking for something a little softer and muted, Oil Cloth from Benjamin Moore should be on the list of colors to consider.
This sage green paint makes an ideal home office wall color, as shown in this office from House by the Bay Design.
8. Benjamin Moore Kennebunkport Green
Are you wondering whether sage green paint works for home exteriors? The answer is a resounding yes! The ‘Ville Blog used Kennebunkport Green on this home.
The green is lovely, and it looks beautiful with the wood-stained front door.
9. Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green
The transformation of this bathroom from Bless’er House is stunning, thanks in large part to the lower beadboard painted in Hollingsworth Green.
In bright light, you can see just how silvery this sage green paint is. In lower light, it looks darker and muted.
10. Benjamin Moore Sage Wisdom
On its own, green doesn’t usually act neutral. However, add some gray undertones, and suddenly you have a sophisticated muted shade that offers subtle color while still acting as a neutral.
I love this interior door painted in Sage Wisdom from House Mix Blog.
11. Sherwin Williams Coastal Plain
You aren’t limited to using sage green on walls, doors, or home exteriors. It also looks great on accent pieces and furniture!
The Lettered Cottage painted this old secretary in Coastal Plain and used it for storage and as a display case. What a beautiful way to upcycle an old piece of furniture.
12. Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage
This laundry room makeover from Building Bluebird has left me drooling over those beadboards painted in Svelte Sage. Normally I’m not a fan of wallpaper, but it looks amazing here!
Sage green can vary wildly in appearance, and this hue has more brown in it, making it look almost khaki next to some greens.
13. SW Evergreen Fog
Evergreen Fog is a medium-toned sage green paint that contains a lot of gray to tone it way down and give it a silvery, muted appearance.
It’s a lovely shade for a restful and peaceful bedroom retreat, like this gorgeous example from SG Style.
14. Sherwin Williams Clary Sage
Are you looking for a subtle color that can work with warm-toned granite counters? Look no further than Clary Sage (or another sage green paint color!).
This color looks PERFECT in a home office, like this beautiful “reading room” painted in SW Clary Sage by Jessica of House Homemade…makes me want to pick up a paintbrush and start painting my own office straight away.
15. Sherwin Williams Retreat
Turn a built-in or cabinet into an eye-catching piece! Angela Marie Made painted this cabinet and bench storage in Sherwin Williams Retreat.
The dusty olive green looks so good with the warm wood tones and wicker baskets.
When you need a paint color to refresh your home decor, check out sage green paint. You can find a wide range of shades to fit any home and any decor! I hope you found a sage paint on this list that will help turn your home into a peaceful respite from the outside world.
Be sure to grab some Samplize paint samples to see how your favorite shades will behave in your home before committing to them.
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