14 Sage Green Living Rooms That Make a Compelling Case for Going Green

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WORDS BY Rebecca Deczynski

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Published on May 1, 2024

There are countless reasons why designers turn to sage green again and again. It’s just one of those colors that’s endlessly versatile — and on-trend while still looking timeless. This almost-neutral color can work wonderfully in just about any space, but there’s something special about sage green living rooms.

Whether you opt to paint your walls in the hue or scatter sage green accents around your space for a touch of brightness, this color can lend a lighthearted, calming energy to your living room. It’s also a great neutral tone that’s not too cool or too warm — so if you’re not the biggest fan of vivid colors, it’s a great option to add some life to a room while still keeping it relaxed and understated.

Just about every design style — modern, boho, coastal, traditional, you name it — pairs well with this well-balanced color. Take a look at these 14 sage green living rooms for all the inspiration you need for your own space.

Sage green living rooms: Cozy hideaway 

Sage green living room

This living room arrangement makes the most of what could have been an awkward space. A dark sage — almost olive — sofa grounds a tucked-away sitting area at the base of a staircase. The deep, dignified hue makes the comfortable setup look perfectly put together.

Sage green living rooms: Modern earthy

Sage green living room

Painted sage green walls give this smaller, carpeted space an intimate feel. The earthy color accentuates the brown accents in this corner and draws the eye upward, making the ceiling look higher than it really is.

Sage green living rooms: Expansive and airy

Sage green living room

When you have plenty of room to space, an extra-long sectional feels positively lavish. The neat, sage green sectional from Burrow is streamlined and contemporary, which prevents this seating arrangement from looking overly casual.

Sage green living rooms: Open concept

Sage green living room

Open-concept living rooms and kitchens can be tricky to style, but color is the styling secret in this space. A sage green accent wall and matching kitchen cabinets set the theme for these conjoined rooms; in the living area, a few darker green accents tie it all together.

Sage green living rooms: New tradition

Sage green living room

Covering both walls and ceiling, sage green paint gives this traditional-leaning living room a decidedly cozy feel — which complements its brick built-in fireplace. Darker green drapes and a sage sectional play up the bold choice.

Sage green living rooms: Playful contemporary

Sage green living room

Rounded silhouettes and punchy patterns give this living room an energetic appeal — so a splash of light sage green, in the form of two mirrored sofas, plays the perfect balancing act, giving it a healthy dose of calm.

Sage green living rooms: Refined built-ins

Sage green living room

Elegant molding brings dimension to this open-concept living room and dining room combo; a medium sage green wall color emphasizes it. Not too cool and not too warm, the color looks timeless in this modern space.

Sage green living rooms: Light and lively

Sage green living room

There’s a good reason cream-colored living rooms are so popular — they’re pretty much guaranteed to be calm and relaxing. But in this space, patterned sage drapes liven things up and accentuate a gorgeous view of nature.

Sage green living rooms: Quiet calm

Sage green living room

Gray-green walls make this intimate living space simultaneously luxurious and cozy. Here, sage acts as a neutral — pairing well with the interior’s cream, gray, and taupe accents.

Sage green living rooms: Pop of color

Sage green living room

Two deep green armchairs bring a playful energy to this living room, while sage green throws on the adjacent sofa complement them. When your goal is to create a calm space for gathering, this kind of room arrangement is a great option.

Sage green living rooms: Neutral tones

Sage green living room

Cream-colored upholstery and light wood accents lend this bright living room a Scandinavian-inspired appeal; sage green throw pillows accentuate the lush plant life throughout the space.

Sage green living rooms: Nearly gray

Sage green living room

In this mostly grayscale space, sage green brings an ever-so-subtle touch of color through drapery and dining chairs. It’s a slight touch that really does make a vast difference, making the open floor plan space look laid back and organic.

Sage green living rooms: Muted modern

Sage green living room

As we mentioned before — sage green walls and molding are a match made in design heaven. But these more historic-leaning touches don’t mean that the details of your space have to look traditional; here, sleek, contemporary pieces in cool grays and pinks, make a modern contrast.

Sage green living rooms: Serene sitting area

Sage green living room

Two cool-toned sage green chairs give this neutral living a light and easygoing feel. The hue pairs especially well with a charcoal-patterned rug and dark wood furniture — it’s an accent color that doesn’t feel out of place in a quiet interior.

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Words by Rebecca Deczynski