Looking for the perfect sage green paint color? Here is a guide to how to pick the perfect sage green paint color and 15 colors 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.
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.
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!
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. 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.
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 rooms. It’s really cozy!
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 room
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.
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.
The best sage green paint colors
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.
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.