Today, we are talking trends. At the beginning of 2018 we heard that Sage Green would be the new Millennial Pink, and the predication was right! Pinterest claimed that searches for ‘Sage’ were up 170% from the previous year and it is easy to see why. The gorgeous colour can be used as both a neutral and as a pop of colour. It is a more grown-up version of the mint green we have seen in interiors the past few years and I can’t wait to see more of it in the years to come!
Sage green has been the most popular in the form of a paint colour. We have seen Interior Designers use it as a feature wall or the base colour of an entire room. As sage green is a very sophisticated colour it throws back to trends seen in the early 1900’s. The colour creates a calm atmosphere and allows your furniture to be the hero piece of a room. Try using Dulux ‘Sage Green’ in a half strength or Resene ‘Apple Green’ to get the look.
We have also seen the sage green trend come through in kitchens with cabinetry and tiles using the classic shade. Pairing the sage colour with a white marble benchtop and gold hardware creates a modern take on a classic look. Or add a splash of green to your kitchen splashback with some handmade tiles in a herringbone or square pattern. White kitchens have been reigning supreme for years now and if you aren’t brave enough to try the ‘dark navy’ trend then I’d definitely suggest adding some sage green for a subtle yet contemporary look.
Interiors Stores like Ikea and Freedom are jumping on the colour trend too, releasing some great pieces in sage green. By adding the colour as an accessory you can choose to incorporate this trend as much or as little as you like. Although sage green is a ‘trend’, I firmly believe we will be seeing this neutral classic in interiors for years to come!