Green is a popular paint color and a favorite color for many. If you want to add some color to a cabinet while keeping it modern, sage green is a great option. Here are my favorite sage green paint colors for cabinets!
Whether you are designing a kitchen or a bathroom, cabinet color is one thing that can date a space quickly. Luckily, it is also something that is easy and inexpensive to change.
If you are looking for a paint color that is dramatic and modern – green could be perfect for you.
I especially like a green kitchen island paired with lighter or wood toned cabinets.
But, there are so many shades of green! Sage green is a super popular shade of green that is really trending right now.
What color is sage green?
Sage Green is a green-gray color. Think of dried sage leaves – definitely green but with a bit of silver to it.
Is sage green and mint green the same?
These colors are similar, but mint is usually brighter while sage green has those gray undertones making it more subdued.
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What color goes good with sage green?
Sage green pairs well with:
- Natural wood tones
- Neutral browns (without too much red to them)
- Blues that are either lighter or darker than the sage green
- Deep dark green
- Red, pink, or coral as a pop of color
- Mustard yellow as a pop of color
Is sage green a good color for kitchen cabinets?
I love sage green colors for kitchen cabinets! Kitchen cabinets painted green are a great way to infuse personality and color into your kitchen – especially with neutral other choices. Sage green tends to be more muted than other, brighter greens, making it a great choice for a bold space like kitchen cabinets.
How to pick the best green kitchen cabinet paint color
There are few things to consider when selecting a paint color for your cabinets.
First is to pick a color family. Congrats – if you are here, it seems like you picked green 🙂
Then, think about colors within that family. Do you want something lighter or darker? Brighter or more muted? What undertones do you want?
Next, you want to get paint samples. I suggest buying at least three paint samples if you want to paint walls. Paint them on your walls in at LEAST three different spots each.
You want to make sure you have test spots near anything that is not changing, such as trim, carpet or flooring, or cabinets.
Now, let that dry (do 2 coats if it needs it) and then look at it over the course of at least 2 days. Look at it in morning, day, and evening light. Look at it with the lights on and the lights off.
All of these things effect how a green painted kitchen cabinets look in your home!
Green paint undertones
Green paint colors have either warm or cool undertones.
A warm green color will be an olive green or sage green.
A cool green color will be a blue-green.
In general whether you want a sage green or a blue green, I always recommend a green paint color with gray undertones. This makes the color more muted and not at all bright or neon!
I am excited to break down some of the most popular sage green cabinet paint colors with you.
The Best Sage Green Paint Colors for Cabinets
There are tons of options for sage green hue cabinet colors. Here are some favorites!
Behr Nature’s Gift
This is a beautiful earthy green. It’s slightly darker than light green, with both blue and gray undertones. It really transforms in different light!
Behr Laurel Tree
This is a sage green thats just slightly bright, but has gray undertones so it’s not neon at all.
Benjamin Moore High Park
This is a medium-dark sage green color. It’s a super on trend shade!
Benjamin Moore Night Train
This green color has a lot of gray undertones to it, making it not feel too bright. It instantly makes a room feel cozier.
Behr In the Moment
This is another green with a lot of blue undertones – but it is definitely green and not blue!
Sherwin Williams Coastal Plain
This is a lighter, bright, beachy green color. It almost reminds me of sea glass!
Sherwin Williams Retreat
This is a dusty olive green color, with a lot of gray to it so it doesn’t at all feel overwhelming.
Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze
This is a dusty olive green color. Perfect for a trendy, sage green wall!
Benjamin Moore Sage Wisdom
This is a brighter sage green, but it still has those gray undertones that keep it from reading neon or pastel. A great color depth if you want green on your walls without feeling dark.
Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage
This paint color has a lot of yellow and brown it it. It almost looks khaki next to all of these other greens! However, put it with neutrals whites and wood tones and it will look more green.
A great option for a more neutral, beige sage!
Behr Bitter Sage
This is another great green. It reads as a lightened up olive green, with warm yellow and tan undertones.
Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage
This shade of sage green has a lot of yellow to it. That gives it great warm, cozy undertones. I’d only use this one if your flooring or tile also has warm tones to it.
Farrow and Ball Lichen
This is a beautiful, lush green color. It has a bit more color to it compared to some of the more subdued options. It also has a lot of yellow and golden undertones.
Clare Paint Money Moves
This sage green paint color by Clare Paint has more blue to it than some of the others. It verges on mint, but has enough gray undertones to keep it from looking pastel.
Sherwin Williams Hazel
This is another great green option with a lot of blue undertones to it. You will especially see those cool tones in north-facing rooms as the cool light brings out the blue.
Before you go…
So, you’ve picked the perfect sage paint color, but now you need accent colors for your decor! Be sure to check out our list of the best accent colors to pair with sage green!
Still not sure what paint color to choose?
My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.
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Thanks for reading!
Morgan is passionate about home decor and paint colors. She has been sharing DIY home decor tips since 2012 at CharlestonCrafted.com. From there, she learned to love paint colors, and the Paint Color Project was born in 2022!