Sage green is piqued to be one of the most popular interior colours in 2023, and things are already taking off.
A few weeks ago I attended Decorex and I got speaking with a bespoke kitchen manufacturer who’s already seen the shift in colours from navy blues and greys that were dominating kitchens, and sage green is already becoming the most popular colour choice for new kitchens as we head into the end of the year.
What’s not to love about sage green? It brings an air of tranquility into the space, it’s calming and it’s a shade that works well with other neutrals, or bold colours for a more statement look.
In this article, let’s take a look at Dulux Heritage Sage Green, one of Dulux’ paint colours from defining periods in history, and explore what colours go with Dulux Heritage Sage Green.
What Colour Is Dulux Heritage Sage Green?
Dulux Heritage Sage Green is a mid tone tone green with blue undertones for a tranquil, neutral shade that looks amazing in all rooms.
This classic shade has been appreciated in interiors for years, but it’s making a resurgence as it suits both traditional and modern style interiors.
What Colours Go With Dulux Heritage Sage Green?
Sage Green is a hugely versatile colour that sits comfortably against a whole range of shades, and decor schemes. These colours all go beautifully with this tranquil shade from Dulux.
Matching sage green tonally is always a great place to start as grouping similar like colours together with the same undertone is key to creating a relaxing interior, without colours clashing.
Sage Green is obviously very well matched with other green shades. Dulux recommend pairing with DH Grass Green and Mallard Green.
The reason Sage Green is being so welcomed in interiors is because of the rise in ‘neutral’ home decor schemes.
Sage Green brings the warmth, whilst working really well with more muted shades. Pebble Grey, and Wishbone white are great complementary colours. Any white, grey or greige will work beautifully with Sage Green, no matter the setting.
I would be inclined to use Sage Green as a feature focal wall, incorporating another neutral onto the other walls. Alternatively, you could use it with a half panelling design for added visual interest.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
Sage Green does work well in a neutral setting, but the shade also looks beautiful with bolder colours. Dulux suggest Rope Ladder which is almost a mushroom, greige shade and Midnight Teal which adds warmth, but definition to a space.
These additional colours would look great as a complementary colours on doors and architraves. Midnight Teal is especially defining so you could even introduce it on a ceiling for a lasting impact when you step into the room.
Sage Green & Black
Dulux Heritage Sage Green is a shade that truly works with traditional decor schemes through to modern, and contemporary.
In a modern setting black is just a colour match made in heaven with sage green as black as an accent provides a wonderful contrast that is defining, and grounds the room.
A Matt Black shade works best, incorporate with small furnishings such as a side table, black accents on pieces of furniture and interior hardware. The key is to feature a few black accents in the room so it works as part of the colour scheme. I couldn’t love a contrast more than this!
In our bedroom we have sage green shiplap panelling as a focal wall, with black bedside tables and interior hardware details for a modern, yet relaxed look.
Sage Green & White
We already know that Wishbone White by Dulux is a great pairing for Sage Green, but virtually every white shade sits beautifully with it.
For a crisper contrast opt for a bright white. Whether this is on corresponding walls, ceilings, a fireplace mantel, skirting boards or doors.
I always love a clean contrast with white as it immediately lifts a room, and in the right setting it can help to reflect more light around the room too. I wouldn’t recommend this in a room with no natural light as the white will just appear flat as it doesn’t have any light to bounce around. Instead, a darker shade such as navy blue would work well.
Sage Green & Brown
For a neutral colour scheme there are so many complementary colours that work really well together. Brown doesn’t have to be seen as a dirty word in interiors anymore, small doses of light brown look amazing, even if that’s on a frame of a print, wooden furniture or rattan decor accessories.
Sage Green & Navy Blue
Dark hues are still a hit in interiors, and Sage Green works really well with a navy blue when used as an accent colour to provide definition in an interior.
Blue on its own can sometimes appear cold in an interior, but as Dulux Heritage Green carries warmth and neutrality, they both complement each other really well. Sage Green has blue undertones, so naturally these two are a match made in heaven in an interior.
If you want Sage Green to be the dominant colour in the room, like black, use navy blue sparingly on cushions, throws and decor accessories, .
Sage Green & Blush Pink
Blush pink paired with sage green gives a beautifully feminine look to an interior. It’s well suited to modern, boho and Scandic style interior schemes.
You can introduce it as an accent colour as demonstrated below with cushions, add as much or as little blush pink as you like. Introduce other muted shades for a relaxed look. Then use black or wooden pieces of furniture for defining features in the room.
Sage Green & Brass
Okay, so it’s not necessarily a colour, but a metal finish that is an absolute winner with sage green. A few accents of brass or gold against sage green is the most perfect complementary finish that adds warmth, and elegance. I’m talking about lighting, floor lamps, sockets & switches and interior hardware.
The great thing about brass, or gold accents is that they again suit both traditional and modern interiors. Just pair with other workable colours for a relaxed interior. For a neutral decor scheme, introduce black, whites and creams too.
Dulux Heritage Sage Green is one of my favourite colours in this aged collection, it’s highly versatile and sits beautifully in both a traditional, or modern interior.
Be it bold, or something neutral, Sage Green can help to create an ultra stylish, yet relaxed interior that’s easy going, and works with a huge range of other colours.
Do you like Sage Green in an interior? Do let me know if there’s any other colours you think work really well with it!