Sage Green: 6 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Pinterest’s 2018 “New Neutral” Color Trend

Pinterest named sage green the “new neutral” for 2018 and we definitely can see why. Not only is sage a soothing, earthy hue but it also pairs well with many different home decor styles.Whether you gravitate towards farmhouse chic or coastal contemporary, this “new neutral” has a place in your home.

Sage Green: 6 Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pinterest's 2018 New Neutral Color Trend #Remodelaholic

The 2018 version of sage green is an update on the olive and seafoam green trends of the past. To achieve this look, you’ll want to choose a muted green that’s infused with blue and gray tones.

Today we’re highlighting six ways to decorate with the color sage, including suggested paint colors and products.

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6 Ways to Decorate Your Home with the Color Sage Green


Sage is a favorite neutral of Joanna Gaines, so it’s no surprise she used it in the “A Lot of Options House” on a recent episode of Fixer Upper. To complete this home’s exterior, Joanna added lovely sage green shutters which perfectly coordinate with the cream stucco, wood accents and window boxes. We’ve also seen Joanna use the color sage in The Chip 2.0 House and The Graham House just to name a few.

Sage Green Shutters Magnolia

Sage Green Shutters On Episode 13 House Magnolia

The ‘A Lot of Options House’ via Magnolia Market

Tile Backsplash

Adding a sage colored tile backsplash is the perfect way to add some personality to a white kitchen without straying from neutral tones. This kitchen from BHG carries the green from the backsplash over to the fabric cushions on the bar stools. The subtle pop of color brings visual interest and texture to the room.

Green Tile Backsplash BHG

Light & Bubbly Green Backsplash via BHG

Colorful Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Sage Green BHG

Colorful Kitchen Backsplash Ideas via BHG

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Backsplash Tile:  Option 1, Option 2, Option 3Option 4, & Option 5

Kitchen Cabinets

Sage green kitchen cabinets are popping up all over this year. For the “A Lot of Options House” on Fixer Upper, Joanna added sage green cabinets in the kitchen to mirror the shutters on the home’s exterior. She also used the same color on interior doors. We also love the minty green version of sage on these kitchen cabinets from BHG.

Sage Green Kitchen Cabinets Magnolia

The ‘A Lot of Options House’ via Magnolia Market

Sage Kitchen Cabinets BHG

Popular Kitchen Cabinet Colors via BHG

Wall Color

We love the effect of the muted green walls in this bedroom from BHG and Fixer Upper dining room. Sage green is an especially good choice for a bedroom. It adds some color while still remaining neutral. A tranquil bedroom lends itself well to relaxation and a good night’s sleep.

Sage Green Bedroom BHG

Decorate Your Bedroom In Green via BHG

The Plain Jane House Green Walls Magnolia

The Plain Jane House via Magnolia Market

New Neutral Sage Green Paint Colors #Remodelaholic

A. BEHR Clary Sage
B. BEHR Creamy Spinach
C. BEHR In The Moment (2018 Color of the Year)
D. Glidden Softest Juniper
E. Glidden New Mint Green
F. Glidden Miller’s Cove Sage

Bead Board & Wallpaper

Bead board and wallpaper are both terrific ways to give a room some texture and depth. Lauren from Bless’er House did a fabulous job using black and white accents to offset the green bead board in her revamped powder room. Adding sage green to a space–like with the wallpaper in the entryway from BHG below–also allows for other green hued accents like the entryway’s emerald tile floor.

Aqua Meets Urban Powder Room Makeover Blesser House

Aqua Meets Urban Powder Room via Bless’er House

Sage Green Wallpaper BHG

Green Home Decorating Ideas via BHG


One of the easiest ways to try out a new color is with artwork. The living room from BHG below expertly demonstrates how to pull colors from a painting and use them in other decor throughout the room. Note the green hues found in the velvet chair, throw pillows, and floral stems. This technique is an easy way to tackle the design of any room.

Sage Green Artwork BHG

Pull Colors from a Painting via BHG

Home Tour With Sage Green Artwork Apartment Therapy

A Vintage Desert Rock ‘n’ Roll Home in California via Apartment Therapy

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Artwork Options:  Cactus Print, Modern Canvas, Hydrangea CanvasLandscape Print, & Copenhagen Photo Print

Looking for more color inspiration? Be sure to pin and share this post with your friends and see more ways to use color in your home via our Color Files library.

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  1. Just when I was fearing that my dear-to-my-heart-for-ten-years sage walls might be nearing their expiration date, suddenly they’re Pinterest’s new darling! With any luck, the entire gray trend might go by without me. (I love all the great new grays, but I dread repainting my tall walls!)

    1. I understand about the tall walls! And I’ve always maintained that if you love it, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of your paint colors or home decor 😉 Thanks for the comment, Jenny!

  2. Sage is quite a cool, earthy and relaxing color. there’s something homely and calming about about. I like it for Kitchen cabinet, Wall Paper and Wall color, but not all at same time. A little bit of here and there.

    It comes out beautiful

  3. Where can I buy the bedding featured in the sage wall color segment? I really love that!I clicked on the link under the picture and I didn’t find it posted.