Sage green has become all the rage in design and today I have the best Sherwin Williams sage green paint colors!
Sherwin Williams is one of my favorite places to get paint. I absolutely love their Super Paint line and will color-match almost anything to use that paint.
They also have some amazing colors! Today I want to dive into their sage green colors.
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What color is sage green?
Sage geen is a green that has a large dose of gray in it. So it’s more of a gray-green. It’s different from other greens because the added gray gives it a more muted tone, and it’s also very calming.
How to know if a paint color is right for you?
The best way to judge if a color is good for you then you will want to put a swatch on the wall and look at it over a few days. Look at it in different lights and decide if you really like it.
You can do this by getting a sample from the paint store and using a brush to put it up on the walls, but then you are left with a can that you can’t do anything with. Those samples are used with poor-quality paint and aren’t meant for use on your walls permanently.
I recommend going with Samplize. They are a company that will send you a 12X12 peel-and-stick swatch of a paint color that you can stick to the wall. When you are done just peel it off and throw it away.
It’s easy and much less messy!
Where to use sage green.
Sage green is a great color to use almost anywhere. Here are my favorite places to use the color but if I don’t list the room you want to use it in don’t worry about it! It will look amazing anywhere!
- Cabinetry in Kitchens and Bathrooms
- Accent pieces of furniture
- Accent walls in a bedroom or family room
- The exterior of the home
I particularly like to use this color in bedrooms and bathrooms because it is so calming but it also looks amazing on furniture and cabinets.
My daughter is doing a little makeover in her room and we did an accent wall of sage and it’s gorgeous! Stay tuned for the color we used and an in-progress shot of it in her room.
What colors look good with sage green?
Soft whites and lighter grays go really well with sage green. I personally used SW Pure White with a sage on the walls but I also think BM Chantilly Lace is a great choice.
If you are a fan of the color wheel then you know that colors on the opposite side tend to go well together. The opposite side of sage green would be pink. A bold pink or blush would look great with sage.
Reds are also on the other side of the color wheel. I would use reds and pinks in small doses such as in accessories. You can always add or take away that way if it’s not enough or too much.
I love when sage is paired with wood tones, especially light or natural wood tones. I am working on a headboard right now in that exact tone!
The Best Sherwin Williams Sage Green Paint Colors
Here are my absolute favorites!
Svelte Sage is probably one of their more popular sages. This color has an LRV of 41 and while it’s green and gray I also see a touch of brown which gives it an earthy feel.
Evergreen Fog has been named Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2022!
It is a gorgeous sage that is a bit on the darker side with an LRV of 30. This color has the perfect blend of green and gray!
Clary Sage is very similar to Benjamin Moore Oil Cloth. It’s definitely lighter but has the same age and maturity feeling that Oil Cloth has. It has an LRV of 41.
This color was named appropriately because it has the feeling of sea glass and sandy shores with the water coming up over your feet. It’s gorgeous!
Coastal Plain has an LRV of 37 so it’s a tad darker but the calm and relaxing feeling it gives you is so worth it!
Retreat is the darkest color we will discuss today but it’s probably one of my favorites! It has the perfect blend of green and gray but with it’s depth of color it is one of the best sage colors you will find.
Retreat has an LRV of 21.
Acacia Haze is a tad greener than gray and as you can see really lightens up in a room with ample natural light. It has an LRV of 32.
Escape Gray is a gray with green in it. That’s why it’s listed here. I definitely consider it a sage but it has more gray than green in it. I love it and feel like this is the perfect color for a bedroom, especially a nursery.
Escape Gray has an LRV of 41.
This is the color we chose for my daughter’s bedroom. This is an in-progress shot, I am working on a natural wood headboard. But as you can see this color has a touch of blue in it which makes it cool and wonderful!
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