Styling With Sage

Styling With Sage Blog


Sage is one of this season’s most stylish shades and while it may be en vogue at the moment, sage is a classic green tone that has lasting appeal. Dubbed the ‘new neutral’ by Pinterest, we’ve put together some advice for styling your home with sage, from soft furnishings to green statements, here’s what you need to know.


Why sage?

It’s not hard to see why sage is having a surge of popularity. It’s a pleasingly soft shade of green that has a grey undertone that gives it an understated appeal. Because of its unobtrusive tonality it makes a wonderful shade to experiment with in your home. Essentially, it’s a sophisticated neutral with personality. The fact it is so versatile means sage is set to stick around  – sage looks fantastic in most rooms and works especially well in living spaces, kitchens, bedrooms and hallways.


Paint Work

Just a quick search for sage interior design ideas online will give you many image results of sage green feature walls. As a paint colour it works well on walls, particularly when pared with other soft shades and textures. Sage walls can really make your artwork and picture frames pop as it works well with exposed metals, black, white and both light and dark wood accessories.


If you have a sage wall in your living room, make the colour work harder for you by having a sofa upholstered in a complementary light shade like Wheat from the Ashley Wilde Morgan collection. The contrast will make your sage wall sing.


Softly Does It

Soft furnishings in sage green can easily transform a space by adding this colour into your home alongside textural interest. For example, a pair of lined curtains in a textured raised fabric like Pistachio Blean from the Ashley Wilde Textures collection, adds elegance, colour and a neutral pattern, all at the same time.  This fabric works especially well for living rooms and bedrooms.


Likewise, having a statement sage chair or sofa, upholstered in a durable fabric like Konrad Lichen from our Zenna collection,, adds instant sophistication. Accessorize with cushions in complementary colours like a soft pink, ivory or oat milk neutrals to ensure your sage signature pieces remain the focal points of the room.


Wonderfully Warm

Sage is doubly appealing because it is not only able to add a fresh spring quality to your interiors, it also has a lot of warm undertones which give it the cosy factor too. To turn up the warmth, combine sage furnishings with stronger, complementary colours. For a sage sofa, reflective cushions in deep oranges and golds can instantly intensify the warm tones, and look especially striking when paired together. Check out the Ashley Wilde Lunar range sumptuous fabrics that lend themselves perfectly to bespoke cushions.



A Natural Neutral

Sage is such a prominent colour in the natural world it makes sense to play to its strengths by pairing sage with natural textures and materials. This kind of styling helps to draw out the naturally neutral qualities in sage.

From pairing a sage painted chest of drawers with a marble floor to upholstering an oak wood reception chair with a statement velvet like Nevado from the KAI Zenna collection accentuate the grain of the wood, there are lots of clever ways to highlight sage by teaming textures.

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