How to Decorate with Sage Green Paint Color

Have you been wondering what’s up with all the sage green paint color? Sage green seems to be all the rage!

If you keep up with paint color trends, you’ve noticed several major paint companies have introduced a shade of sage green as their 2022 Color of the Year. I don’t remember ever seeing such uniformity across all the brands before!

Sherwin-Williams introduced Evergreen Fog (SW 9130).

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog SW 9130

Benjamin Moore introduced October Mist (1495).

Benjamin Moore October Mist 1495 Sage Green Paint Color

Pittsburg Paints introduced Olive Sprig (PPG1125-4).

Pittsburgh Paints Olive Sprig PPG1125-4

Sage green is a combination of gray with a heavy green undertone. It’s is kind of magical, because it can work in traditional interiors as well as contemporary designs. While sage green has a good amount of gray in it, it’s a warm color, but stays fresh and current by not trending too yellow.

How to Use Sage Green Paint Colors in Your Home

Sherwin-Williams Evergreen Fog is lovely on an accent wall, particularly walls with a millwork application such as the headboard accent wall in this bedroom by Ranch on a Pie.

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog
A primary bedroom with Sherwin-Williams 2022 color of the year, Evergreen Fog, painted accent wall by @ranchonapie.

Or the shiplap walls in this lovely bedroom at Thistlewood Farms.

These kitchen cabinets by Kindred Interiors are beautiful painted this shade.

My favorite of the 2022 Colors of the Year is Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog (SW 9130). I actually really love the entire strip for this color in the paint deck. The darker shades on the strip are rich and would be beautiful for cabinetry, doors, and furniture pieces.

Is Sage Green a Neutral Paint Color?

Sage green is soft and subtle, so it can act as a neutral in your room, but it will read a little more like a color — a soft injection of color than isn’t overwhelming.

These particular sage green shades are similar in color saturation. As wall colors, I like them best in bedrooms and baths, although they would be lovely in more traditional enclosed living rooms or family rooms.

If you have an open floor plan, I would go up a shade or two lighter for wall color in your main living areas. These mid-tone shades of sage green are a bit too color-saturated for me in the main living areas of an open floor plan home.

If you move up a notch or two lighter on the Sherwin-Williams paint strip (#215) to Conservative Gray (SW 6183) or Austere Gray (SW 6184) you’ll find lovely shades for large open floor living spaces.

Sage Green Paint Conservative Gray and Austere Gray
Conservative Gray will read a little more like a gray on the walls with a slight green undertone. Austere Gray will have a little more color weight.

Color Combinations with Sage Green

I thought it would be fun to put together some mood boards with color combinations you can use with sage green.

Sage Green with Navy

Sage Green and Navy Color Scheme with SW Evergreen Fog

Sage Green with Beige

Sage Green and Beige Color Scheme with SW Evergreen Fog

Sage Green with Cream

Sage Green Paint Colors

Sage Green with Blue

Sage Green and Blue Color Scheme with SW Evergreen Fog

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What do you think about all of the sage green paint color love?

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  1. I’m glad you shared the Kindred Interiors blog with cabinets in these colors. I fell in love with Sherwin William’s October Mist as soon as I saw it at our home improvement store and have been planning on using it for my cabinet painting project in a few weeks. My husband said it was too “moody” of a color to use in the kitchen, but I’m going to show him this blog post and I’m pretty sure it will convince him to just go with it haha!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing that, Ella! I’m so glad I could help. I think it’s such a beautiful color and a gorgeous kitchen. I LOVE painted cabinets and this color is perfect for them. What an exciting project you have ahead of you! I’d love to see the results when it’s complete!

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