InteriorsNovember 9, 2015

Sage Advice

Back in, like, 2000 I’m pretty sure everything and their mother had something Restoration Hardware “Silver Sage” in their house. The paint (guilty), the bedding (guilty) and just about anything else they made came in this “it” color.  And then there was the “silver sage backlash” and I for one, rarely used this color for about a decade.  It was so over-saturated in decor that it turned me off.

And guess what, now I love it again! Proof that just about every trend will see a resurgence at some point (except, hopefully, lace curtains and doileys).

My favorite tone of sage is one that is based in grey, but adds interest with a cast of green.  Take a peek at these inspirational spaces and tell me you’re not a little tempted :)


Natural inspiration.


This shade looks slightly more gray, but with a hint of sage, which is great for someone not quite sure if this color is right for them.  Also, as you’ll learn if you’ve ever tested gray paint- MANY grays go green in certain light- so while the chip at the store may not look green, it could be a green-tinted gray in your home.


A bedroom that reinforces that sage looks amazing with off white and black.


Sarah Sherman Samuel used Farrow & Ball Pigeon on her lower cabinets, which is a color we used on some built ins and woodwork in a Beacon Hill kitchen too.  I LOVE this color- and look how gorgeous it looks paired with grey and white marble and brass.


The built ins we painted Pigeon:


Details in this calming shade.


A bathroom using this color looks fresh and simple but anything but boring.


Light wood, graphic details and ornate white molding all play nicely with a sage wall.


This is a slightly more yellow tinged version, but I LOVE how it looks with all that reclaimed, raw wood!


It also looks amazing with GOLD. Lots and lots of GOLD. :)


Some shades to try out in your home:


And just because I love this image from Style Me Pretty, I still love this color for weddings too! :)




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