Sage green is a calm color that is used in many homes as a primary paint color or furniture color. It is a green color hinted with gray. Add an accent color to sage green on the wood trim, accessories, wall art and pillows, to create a color scheme that blends well and is harmonious in your home.
Complementary colors are opposite from one another on the color wheel, but still go well together. A muted red, such as Venetian red or terra cotta is the complimentary color for sage green and creates a space reminiscent of Italy. Purple, orange and blue are nearly opposite sage green and also work as good complementary colors.
Neutral colors combined with sage green create a neutral palette for your home. Examples of neutral colors are gray, beige and off-white. Or you can add a second accent color that is a bit bolder.
Sage green is an earth tone. Choose other colors found in nature to create a relaxing environment. Browns and yellows are examples of earth tones that do well as an accent for sage green. Analogous colors are colors that are near each other on the color wheel. Besides yellow, darker green is another earth tone that is a viable choice as an accent color for sage green.
Melissa Lewis is a former elementary classroom teacher and media specialist. She has also written for various online publications. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.