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.