There’s no better way to soften a room than with a tranquil shade of sage. Defined by its grayish, silvery undertones, sage puts an elegant twist on traditional greens, lending itself to a calming home vibe. The verdant hue also draws accolades for its versatility. “I think of it almost as a

neutral,” designer Augusta Hoffman tells us of her love for muted greens, though the shade can be prominent enough to set the mood in any space. “Mother Nature uses it ubiquitously in plants and foliage,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director at Pantone’s Color Institute, pointed out to us earlier this year. It’s also ubiquitous in interiors these days: Just look at ELLE DECOR A-List Titan Kelly Wearstler’s California Collection for Farrow & Ball, which features a sage-y shade inspired by palm fronds.

“Green really brings the outside in,” designer Jessica Davis confirms. “It serves as a connecting element from interior to exterior, but also helps create space that might not have a connection that feels fresh and natural.” If you’re curious as to how to apply this serene green hue at home, look no further than the ELLE DECOR archive for plenty of ideas. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite rooms with the best sage green paint colors to inspire your next redo.