Looking for the perfect sage green paint color? Here is a guide for how to pick the perfect sage green paint color and 15 specific options to inspire you!
I am really feeling green paint colors lately. It’s one of my favorite colors for interior walls!
Green is definitely a big trend right now – so I’m seeing it everywhere I look… including in my own home.
And I love it! Green can feel like you are returning to nature. It’s earthy and calm and relaxing.
Imagine green wall paint, green cabinets, or even a green accent wall.
Sage green paint is especially having a moment – the sage green bedroom aesthetic is particularly popular.
Green paint colors can be hard to choose – there are SO many shades!
Here are some factors to consider and a ton of green paint colors in real 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. Each is very different and looks different in different rooms and lights.
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Is there a warm green?
Warm greens will be greens with a lot of yellow or brown to them. Think olive green as a good example of a warm-toned green!
What color is sage green?
Sage Green is a green-gray color shade. Think of dried sage leaves – definitely green but with a bit of silver to it.
This is a very natural color, literally occurring in nature on a plant. Make sure it works with the accessories in your room.
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.
Mint green is always going to look more beachy and light, which will be brighter in your room.
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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 green a good house color?
Yes! Green is a great color to paint your house. It’s great for exteriors that are in green, wooded areas as it really gives the home a nature-inspired aesthetic.
I love green for nature-inspired or boho style interior rooms. It’s really cozy!
Additionally, if you have a lot of plants in your home, the sage green works well with these tones and brings them out.
Green pairs well with white, black, blues, yellows, and even pink! It’s a very versatile color.
Where should I use green paint?
You can use green paint for:
- the exterior of your home
- the walls of a room
- an accent wall
- an accent piece such as a fireplace
- a piece of furniture
- a ceiling
The best sage green paint for north facing room
North facing rooms have cool-toned light that will make paint colors look cooler. A cool sage might read as teal or blue. So, for a north facing room, choose a sage green with more yellow to it.
The best sage green paint for south facing rooms
South facing windows let in warm yellow light. So, they make wall colors look warmer and more yellow.
If you don’t want your sage green to read as too warm, instead choose a sage with more blue or cool tones to it from the list below.
- The best paint colors for north facing rooms
- The best paint colors for south facing rooms
- The best paint colors for east facing rooms
- The best paint colors for west facing rooms
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What is the color psychology of green?
Color psychology is the idea that different colors make you feel different ways. Green is said to bring out feelings of nature, healing, freshness, and quality!
Sage green in particular is said to represent wisdom, intelligence, and experience.
You can’t go wrong with the color psychology of green!
The best sage green paint colors
Behr Nature’s Gift
Behr Nature’s Gift 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
Behr Laurel Tree is a sage green that’s just slightly bright, but has gray undertones so it’s not neon at all.
Benjamin Moore High Park
Benjamin Moore High Park is a medium-dark sage green color. It’s a super on-trend shade!
Benjamin Moore Night Train
Benjamin Moore Night Train 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
Behr In The Moment is another green with a lot of blue undertones – but it is definitely green and not blue! However, it will read blue if you have a lot of blue in the room.
Sherwin Williams Coastal Plain
Sherwin Williams Coastal Plain is a lighter, bright, beachy green color. It almost reminds me of sea glass!
Sherwin Williams Retreat
Sherwin Williams Retreat 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
Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze is a dusty olive green color. Perfect for a trendy, sage green wall!
Benjamin Moore Sage Wisdom
Benjamin Moore Sage Wisdom 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
Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage paint color has a lot of yellow and brown in it. It almost looks khaki next to all of these other greens! However, put it with neutral whites and wood tones and it will look more green.
A great option for a more neutral, beige sage!
Behr Bitter Sage
Behr Bitter Sage 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 is a shade of sage green that 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
Farrow and Ball Lichon 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 is a sage green paint color that 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 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!
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