Greys, whites, and neutrals dominated interiors during 2016/17. This Scandinavian design trend brought with it a toned-down colour palette with grey commonly used as the leading shade. It’s a trend that’s been hugely popular, and the perfect accompaniment to a minimalistic interior.
However, 2018 sees grey updated to an earthier tone. The Pinterest 100 list states that the term ‘sage’ received a 170% increase in interiors searches, as it’s adopted as this year’s ‘new neutral’.
“Sage is the new grey, but not sage as you might imagine it. A murkier shade has given sage a new ‘cool girl’ vibe that shakes off any dated connotations bringing it right up to date. Popping up on the chicest walls, accessories and kitchen cabinets in town, look for grey-based shades and you’re sure to choose the right one.” – Bianca Hall, French for Pineapple
Sage is an incredibly accessible colour trend, and works with the same accent colours that are commonly paired with grey. So, if your walls are a shade of grey at the moment, you don’t need to worry about completely changing your accessories if you do decide to redecorate with green!
Whites, greys, and natural woods all look great with sage. The key is to keep things neutral, with a basic colour palette looking its best against this colour.
This colour trend has also become popular in bathroom design, with sage being used in tiles and bathroom accessories. Go for black, white and/or wood accents if bringing this colour into your bathroom.
We love sage green paired with crisp white soft furnishings, it creates a gorgeously light interior that’s perfect for spring! Our Little Jon sofa in Beach House Plain Ivory is the perfect contemporary piece to place against a sage green wall.