Sage green is the hue of the moment—a gray-meets-eucalyptus that’s saturated enough to make a statement, but subtle enough to serve as the perfect gateway color for neutral devotees. If you’re looking to veer away from eggshell, ivory, and taupe, but aren’t quite ready to coat your walls in a jewel tone, consider one of the year’s trendiest shades.
If the permanence of paint feels daunting, opt for a sage-flecked design that can easily be removed, as Studio McGee did here. Pair your piece with warm-toned finds, like a burl-wood chair or rust-colored Turkish rug à la interior designer Samuel Amoia.
If statement walls veer too far into maximalist territory, heed the advice of Australian design duo Kathryn Robson and Chris Rak and simply highlight a tucked-away surface, whether it’s the inside of a fireplace or the back of a bookshelf. Draw inspiration from interior designer Katie Hackworth’s modern brownstone project in Medina, Washington, and try retro sage green tiling.
Nail sage green kitchen cabinets with streamlined details: black hardware, globe lighting, and neutral marble countertops. For a no-fail palette like the one in this nursery by Studio McGee, turn to sage green’s fellow natural hues and materials: sandy beige and warm rattan.
Take notes from designer Joyce Downing and try patterned dining chair cushions paired with matching greenery.