Colour Story : Sage Green

Green is having a serious moment right now; and I am so into it, even my apartment is scattered with forest green accents. Refreshing and calming, green is the perfect way to breathe some life into your home. The design industry has had an increased interest in sage green of late as it’s one of those shades that identify with many interior design styles, and with Hamptons and Modern Coastal still trending it’s no wonder we’re seeing so much of it.

If you’ve had your eye on this beautiful colour but are unsure how to use it, read on for some hot tips on using sage in your new build or renovation.


Image credit: DC Living

Image credit: DC Living

Bring your kitchen to life with feature cabinetry. If you’re not comfortable decking out the entire space in green, ideal spots for features are overhead cabinetry and island bar backs. Paired with classic whites and natural timber tones, sage is the perfect complement to a light and bright home. To give those features some extra character, jump onboard the VJ panel or shaker cabinetry bandwagon. My go-to picks for cabinetry colours are Formica Indian Sage for melamine, and Dulux Kimberley Tree, Sage Green or Garden Pond for a two-pac finish.


No longer solely an instrument of practicality, tiles are fast becoming an effective way to make a bold statement, albeit a rather permanent statement. If you’re on a budget or you prefer a simpler look, stick with splashbacks and shower niches for your sage green features. Top picks from National Tiles are Aria Sage and the Ming Green Mosaic ranges.

Photo credit: Kast Concrete

Photo credit: Kast Concrete

For something unique, consider installing a green basin. Check out Nood Co, Robert Gordon and Concrete Nation for some beautiful options in the sage colourway.

Feature Walls

A much less permanent option for bringing in a colour such as sage green is the humble yet effective feature wall. Keep it simple with a lick of paint or source a removable wallpaper online. Or replicate some Queenslander character by installing some VJ panels. My favourite tried and tested sage paint colours are Dulux Kimberley Tree, Sage Green and Garden Pond.


If you’re anything like me your decor will change at least once a year, so to bring in sage green without the lifetime commitment stick with accessories that can be changed up when you’re over the trend. My favourites to change up regularly are cushions, throws, bed linen, pendant lights and plant pots.