Get inspiration to add the prettiest shades of green to your home! Sage green paint colors can help bring the outdoors in, and they can act as a focal point or a neutral backdrop.
Choosing the perfect color doesn’t have to be complicated. We’re here to help!
We’ve curated the 10 prettiest shades of sage green that will make your decision easy. Check out these pretty sage green colors, from the softest light sage green colors to deeper, more intense hues.
Green is a fresh, soothing color that is reminiscent of so much in nature. It’s also a surprisingly versatile color that can even act as a neutral in many instances.
Choosing the perfect shade of paint can be harder than it sounds. If you know, you know! Paint can be difficult, right?
That’s why I’ve created paint guides – to help you narrow down the overwhelming shades and hone in on the perfect one for you and your home. Check out the prettiest Coastal Blues, my favorite Warm White Paint Colors and this guide to the best Living Room Paint Colors, too.
Today, we’re sharing the best sage green paint colors. I have a big crush on all shades of green lately, and I’m ready to use them everywhere!
Sage Green Paint Colors
After we painted our potting bench in the prettiest shade of sage green, I couldn’t help myself! I’ve been incorporating this color everywhere.
I can’t wait to share more, but for now, here are a few of my best tips and the answers to your frequently asked questions. Find all 12 of the best sage green paint colors below!
- Sage green can act as a neutral, or it can stand out as a focal point in your home. You decide!
- One of the best ways to choose shades of sage green is to compare the light and dark scale of each color with the LRV. The higher the LRV, the lighter the color. Learn about Light Reflectance Value in my comprehensive guide: What is LRV?
- Samples – Use paint samples! As you try different shades, you’ll begin to recognize a pattern in the colors that feel good. Check samples in various lighting at different times of the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Warm sage green colors do exist! Choose shades of sage that lean more olive green, with yellow or muddy brown undertones.
Technically, mint green is softer, with more of a blue undertone. Sage green tends to be a little deeper and often has more of a yellow or gray undertone.
Anywhere! The best part about sage green is that it can act as a pop of color in a neutral room, or it can be a neutral backdrop in and of itself.
Use it on the exterior of your home, on an accent wall, on furniture, on cabinetry and so much more!
Colors that Go with Sage Green
- Shades of White – Check out my favorite, Benjamin Moore Simply White.
- Gray – Be careful with these. While many sage green colors have gray undertones, they can also compete with gray accents!
- Blue – Many shades of cool blues can be beautiful when combined with green.
- Browns and Wood Tones – The colors of natural woods are beautiful with sage green. Check out my guide to the best Mushroom Paint Colors!
- Pink – Because red is opposite on the color wheel from green, pink can be a great complement.
Sage Green Paint Colors
We’ve rounded up the prettiest shades of sage green paint colors – you’re bound to find one that you love!
Benjamin Moore Sage Wisdom
This is a fabulous shade of green! It’s the perfect mid-tone sage, with great undertones – not too yellow and not too blue. It’s a slightly deeper color than others, with an LRV of 43.98.
Sherwin Williams Clary Sage
SW 6178 is a very popular color that is described as an herbal green. It does have a fabulous herbal style! With a slight yellow undertone, the LRV for Sherwin Williams SW6178 Clary Sage is 40.96.
Benjamin Moore Sage Tint
This is the sage green with the most blue in the background on this list! I love that it has a little bit of a blue and gray background to it. Featuring a mid-level LRV of 57.85, this shade pairs beautifully with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Benjamin Moore Silver Sage
With an LRV of 63.26, this is a soft, lighter sage green color. In some lights, this color reads as a more true gray, and in others, you’ll see a softer olive tone.
Caitlin Wilson Soft Sage
This is a fresh, soft sage green that has a tranquil vibe. While this designer doesn’t share the LRV of her paint colors, I love how she pairs them and how they complement the grand millennial style!
Rain check is perhaps the most gray of all the colors in this guide, though it certainly has a green background. With slightly warm undertones and a soft, light finish, it’s got an LRV of 64 – the lightest of all these colors!
Bring the outside in with this soft, earthy green. It’s refined, relaxed and refreshing all at once. It’s got a warm undertone with an LRV of 50.
Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage
This is a very popular sage green for Benjamin Moore and it’s easy to see why. With an LRV of 45.46, it’s got a pretty splash of gray in the background while still reading as a true green.
With a cooler undertone and a deeper LRV of 46, this color is rich and soothing. I think it would be especially beautiful on a kitchen island or accent furniture pieces!
We’ve written extensively about this color, as it’s a favorite in our home! Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog was the Color of the Year for 2022. Evergreen Fog has an LRV of 30, making it a deep, dark and striking sage green color with a lot of gray in the background.
However, I don’t think it’s too dark when you’ve got lots of natural light (as you can see below), and when used in small doses, we adore it!
Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green
HC-141 from Benjamin Moore is a soft, light sage green with a lot of gray in the background. With an LRV of 63.25, it’s quite similar to Benjamin Moore Silver Sage, which is also on this list. Be sure to get paint samples of both to compare!
Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green
Coming in with an LRV of 39, this is another darker sage color that is popular amongst designers! It’s a muted, tranquil green with blue and gray undertones that still feels fresh and calm.