We’re Calling It: Sage Green Is PureWow’s 2023 Color of The Year

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For the last two years, our Instagram feeds have been flooded with the same theme: green. And just like the chicken and the egg, fashion and home tend to go hand in hand when it comes to color trends. “Green is definitely having a moment right now, in a ton of different shades, but bright, classic green is most popular, for sure,” says fashion editor Abby Hepworth. “Think Gwyneth Paltrow in Great Expectations. In fact, lots of folks are recreating that exact look with silk midi skirts and button-up shirts, or putting a menswear twist on it with green wide-leg trousers or an oversize blazer. Basically, there’s no wrong way to wear it, so long as you go big.” 

Yet, unlike a Kelly green trench coat, there is a way to overdo this color in your interiors. Sure, a bright green accent wall sounds good in theory. But something that bright and bold can be overwhelming—and a little exhausting after staring at it for six months straight. Rather than let you rue the day you ever decided to pick up that paintbrush, we’ve decided to leverage the trend with a color of the year that’s a little more timeless for your interiors: sage green.

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Sherwin Williams

From Sherwin Williams’ deep Evergreen Fog to Farrow and Ball’s softer Vert De Terre No. 234, we’re seeing sage green pop up everywhere in interiors. The color takes a more muted approach to the trend, where its blue and gray undertones make it feel a little more relaxed while adding dimension to the room. Plus, it can be paired with just about any neutral, from Farrow and Ball’s Slipper Satin to Behr’s Blank Canvas.

To that end, we’re loving more creative incorporations of this color to highlight the focal point of a room (like in the fireplace shown above). Sarah Fishburne, Director of Design at Home Depot recommends using sage “as an accent color to freshen up doors and cabinetry,” or in “an entryway, [creating a] transition from the bustle of the outdoors to an inviting atmosphere in your home.” 

Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, also recommends using the color with a mix of organic modern textiles and bold hardware. “Add a little gleam with a fusion of metals—Champagne gold, warm brass or inky black,” she explains. 

But of course, there are still plenty of ways to style the color at home (without committing to an entirely green kitchen). Here, find 10 of the best sage home items—from furniture, bedding and decor to tableware and kitchen appliances.  


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1. Parachute Organic Cloud Cotton Quilt

Bring the trend into your bedding with this lofty cotton cloud quilt that looks just as good as it feels. Plus, it’s made from a 100 percent organic cotton shell and stuffed with an insulating polyester fill so it’ll keep you cozy all winter long.

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Birch Lane

2. Chris Loves Julia x Loloi Francis Area Rug

If you’re starting to get sick of the whole checkered trend, the diamond pattern seems to be its upcoming replacement. Not only do we love this number for its muted sage tone, but each piece is handmade and GoodWeave certified (so it’s just as sustainable as it is chic). 

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Lulu and Georgia

3. Moss Fabienne Sofa

Antique, velvet and finished in muted green…excuse us while we drool over this stunning sofa. Not only is its deep sage tone subtle yet striking, but its curved legs and ornate accents can add a touch of vintage-inspired sophistication to any space. 

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4. Sage Green Touchscreen Coffee Maker by Drew Barrymore

Who says kitchen appliances can’t be decorative? This sage-tinted coffee maker can brew 14 cups of coffee in under 14 minutes—and it features a touch-activated display with temperature control that illuminates only when you need it (so it doubles as literal decor when it’s not in use). Two birds, one stone. 

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Lulu and Georgia

5. Sabine Velvet Bolster Pillow

Easy to mix and match with just about any color palette, we love this sage bolster pillow for its versatile hue. Not to mention that its 100 percent velvet fabric is super silky to the touch (just be sure to spot-clean only).

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6. Birds and Potted Tree Tapestry

Looking to give your bedroom a Parisian makeover? This hanging tapestry features a lightly distressed finish and an antique design that recalls the Italian and French tapestries of yesteryear. Perfect for bringing a hint of antique enchantment to your decor.

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Lulu and Georgia

7. Set of 6 Pacifica Pasta Bowls

These speckled stoneware bowls are a practical (yet fashionable) way to bring the sage trend into pasta night. Not to mention that the set is dishwasher-, microwave-, freezer- and oven-safe.

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8. Eloise Table Lamp

This one goes out to our antique lovers. This lamp features a green milk glass shade with an oiled brass base that provides a quaint, charming quality to any space. 

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9. UGG Coastline Plush Throw Blanket

Made from two different kinds of cozy flannel, this plush, muted blanket is a simple way to work some green into the end of a sofa. Plus, its oversized, 70-inch by 50-inch dimensions make it the perfect accessory for snuggling up by the fire. 

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Neiman Marcus

10. SMEG Retro 2-Slice Toaster

Last but not least, another trendy appliance to add to your kitchen. Aside from its ultra-trendy sage green finish, we love this toaster for its easy-to-use features, including self-centering racks, automatic slice pop-up and a removable stainless steel crumb tray.

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Sydney Meister is PureWow's Associate Editor, covering everything from dating trends and relationship advice (here's looking at you, 'soonicorns') to interior design, beauty...