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The best sage green paint colors for living rooms

Want to paint your home sage green? Here are the best sage green paint colors for living rooms!

Are you as obsessed with sage green as I am? Let’s talk about the ultimate cozy, nature-vibe paint color: sage green.

You might think that bolder colors like green should be limited to bedrooms or bathrooms. But, I actually painted the entire first floor of my house sage green!

Believe it or not, the right shade can feel like an interesting, intriguing neutral when done right.

So, today I wanted to share my favorite sage green paint colors for the living room.

Don’t worry—I’ve got picks from Behr, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and even a shoutout to Farrow and Ball and Clare Paint. We’ve covered all the bases!

best sage green paint colors for living rooms

How do I choose the right shade of green paint?

You want to first pick a vibe that you like – look for inspiration photos to decide light green, dark green, sage green, etc.

Get samples and test them in your actual space! Test them on multiple walls at all times of day. My Paint Color Formula shares the exact process I use to pick paint colors!

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.

Where to splash this color? Anywhere! Your living room walls, a piece of furniture begging for a makeover, or even your ceiling if you’re feeling adventurous.

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best sage green paint colors for living rooms

The best Sage Green paint colors for your living room

Behr Nature’s Gift

behr natures 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!

Read my complete Nature’s Gift review!

Benjamin Moore North Shore Green

Benjamin Moore North Shore Green

This light shade of sage verges on mint, but has more gray than blue so I think it’s solidly sage.

boho sage green living room

Sherwin Williams Liveable Green

sw livable green

This sage green has a bit more yellow or brown to it. If your room has a lot of cool light, it will feel more green. In a room with bright natural light, it might read more beige.

This is a lighter, bright, beachy green color. It almost reminds me of sea glass!

click here to get a peel & stick sample of liveable green.

Benjamin Moore Sage Wisdom

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.

Click here to get a peel and stick sample of Sage Wisdom.

beachy sage green living room

Sherwin Williams Retreat

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.

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Retreat.

Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage

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!

Click here to get a peel and stick sample of Svelte Sage.

Behr Bitter 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

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.

Click here to get a peel and stick sample of Saybrook Sage

dark sage green modern living room

Valspar Garden Flower

valspar garden flower

This light sage green color has a lot of gray and a touch of blue to it. I love this option for a room with a lot of warm, natural light.

Farrow and Ball Lichen

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

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

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.

Click here to get a peel and stick sample of Hazel.

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?

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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.

Learn more about the Paint Color Formula here!

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