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The best colors that go with sage green

Looking for colors to compliment sage green? Here are the best colors that go with sage green!

Sage green is a super popular paint color at the moment. I personally have sage green walls in the whole downstairs of my home!

I love that sage feels earthy and natural, with a bit more interest than your every day neutral.

Don’t want to commit to all that green? Sage green also makes a great accent wall color!

Regardless of your use, you might be trying to come up with a color scheme featuring your green paint color.

Let’s talk about the best accent colors for sage green!

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the best accent colors for sage green

What colors look good with sage green?

You can create a sage green color palette with complementary colors, analogous colors, or neutral colors.

In general, sage green pairs best with:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Gray
  • White
  • Metallics

Remember that there are a TON of shades of sage green. Some are more yellow/warm and others more blue/gray. Not all accents will work with each. Test, test, test before you commit!

Analogous colors for sage green

Analogous is a SAT-word that just means colors next to each other on the color wheel. Since green lays between yellow and blue on the color wheel, analogous colors for sage green are shades of blue and yellow.

Blue colors to pair with sage green

Blue and green is a classic color combination. With a mid-toned green color, I prefer either a light blue or a navy. This gives tonal contrast, since the blue and green can look really similar if they are in the same shade.

the best blue accent colors for sage green

See all of my favorite blue-gray paint colors here.

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Yellow colors to pair with sage green

Yellow also pops really nicely especially with a warm toned sage green. I love the pop of a mustard especially in a luxe fabric like velvet. Or, look for patterns featuring sage green and soft buttery yellow.

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the best yellow accent colors for sage green

Colors to complement sage green

Complementary colors are typically opposite on the color wheel from each other and provide unexpected contrast in their color combination. In general, shades of warm pink like terra cotta are considered complementary to sage green paint.

The best pink accent colors for sage green

Pink and green is preppy perfection. Sage and blush make for a really soft combination that’s easy on the eyes. More of a salmon or terra cotta pink is a bolder choice, and makes sage almost appear as a neutral.

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the best pink accent colors for sage green

See all of my favorite terra cotta paint colors here.

Best neutral paint colors to pair with sage green

Since sage green has a lot of gray or silver to it, lean into that and choose gray-based neutrals. Whether you want a warm or cool tone really depends on your shade of sage.

If your shade of green is warm with a lot of yellow to it, choose a warmer neutral. If it is more blue, choose a cooler gray.

Some of my favorite warm gray paint colors include:

Warm gray is instantly cozy and is my pick if you want to just use sage accents in a neutral space. I like a mid-toned gray to keep it interesting.

Some of my favorite cool neutral paint colors include:

These light neutrals have a bit more color to them but still feel neutral next to green accents.

sage green and gray kitchen

Best white paint color to pair with sage green

White tones are similar to neutrals in that they highly depend on your shade of sage. But, if your sage green feels very gray, cool-toned, or even a touch blue, stick to a crisp cool white paint color.

Bright white paint colors:

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White
  • Behr Ultra Pure White

If your sage is more warm or yellow, you can choose the crisp white for more contrast, or a slightly warm white for a softer finish.

Soft white paint colors:

Best wood tones to pair with sage green

I’m going to sound like a broken record, but the most important factor in choosing a wood tone to pair with your sage green is the undertone of the green.

Warmer shades of sage with a lot of yellow or brown to them pair really nicely with a warm to golden toned wood.

Cooler shades of sage that are more blue or almost mint will clash with yellow or orange toned flooring and look best with something very neutral to cool toned.

What are your favorite accent colors for sage green?

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