The sage green color category is emerging to be one of the most popular amongst the homeowners in the interior design industry. You’re also quite likely to detect a notable yellow undertone in this paint color that can make it slightly challenging to pair with. Just when you want to choose a paint color for your home, you must read through the underlying values and theories to truly understand the hue. You can easily find that value at the back of the Sherwin Williams paint swatch!
And that means it falls on the medium and darker end of the scale – not too dark nor too light. Most often, it’s best to sample a paint color in your home to confirm it’s going to work how you expect.
Now that is enough with the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this sage green Sherwin Williams paint. Sherwin Williams Sage is a yellowish-green paint color that can tend to make your space feel natural and organic – but with a tinge of earthiness and dullness.
Yes, unlike the cool sage green paint colors, this particular type has the potential to make your space feel dull and dingy.
With a considerable amount of depth and heaviness – this color can weigh your space down if it’s too small a size. However, in larger rooms, you can consider painting all the walls to create a cozy atmosphere. Also, this color has a major role to play in different compass directions.
For instance, in the west and south-facing rooms, it will appear extremely warm and yellow! On the other hand, in the north-facing rooms, this color will align more toward the neutral side of the scale with yellow undertones not peeking out. So, it’s crucial for you to choose the best complementary colors in order to define a palette that looks ‘in-place’!
On the other hand, some greens require a lot of experimentation to figure out the best complementary color palette. With this sage green paint, it’s ideal that you pair neutral whites, lighter beiges, taupes, lighter grays, and ample metallic gold accents. So, if we compare – the two colors closely related are SW 6178 Clary Sage and BM AF-440 Urban Nature.
SW Clary Sage has slightly more green in it as compared to the former paint color. It has an LRV of 41 – which makes it almost equally darker and deeper – learn more in my Clary Sage guide here!
With an LRV of 44.14 – this refreshing gray-green is definitely something to have an eye on, if you crave a cooler touch.
Test these colors side-by-side to see the differences in “real life” INSIDE your home, with some wall-stick samples.
I would personally love the feel of a tan leather couch pushed against the wall with SW Sage. Also, don’t forget to style with pampas grass and macrame wall hangings to add a natural touch to the room.
Furthermore, pair this warm green paint with matte black finish on the bed as well as nightstand frames. Hardwood floors are a great option and if you can further lay a runner – that’s a plus point. For the hardware, you can either choose satin brass or even matte black – the choice is yours. Especially for the Coastal, Caribbean, transitional, traditional, and ranch-style homes, this paint on the exteriors is bound to add a statement of style. You can play with gray Spanish interlocking tiles on the roof and crisp white paint for the trims and moldings, door and window frames. Furthermore, if you have porches and columns – either choose white paint or natural stone wainscotting.
I have to share one of my favorite tips when testing out colors like Sage – go and order a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize. This company has an amazing way to sample colors super conveniently with real paint.
Simply stick up a temporary square sample of it and avoid the whole paint and roller mess (at least until you’re ready!
For a small amount of money you get a giant “sticker” you can place up in the space you’re painting.