Get the Look: Spring into Sage
Sage is all the rage right now. This light grey-green pastel is fresh and exciting, and is the perfect colour to breathe new life into your home with this Spring.
With searches for ‘green marble accessories’ up more than 147% year-on-year, and ‘monochrome’ up a whopping 115%, sage is a great way to invite these latest trends into your home.
To get you started, here are a few of our favourite looks and some top style tips for this colour of the moment.
Contemporary and warm
Sage is a naturally cool and contemporary colour. Apply it to the walls of an already light and airy room, and you’ll have the perfect canvas for playing with some much richer tones and textures in your furniture and statement pieces. It’ll add a crisp and modern feel to feel to more traditional finishes.
We love the paring of sage wall paint and our Moreno Furniture Collection in Sonoma Oak. The two elements balance each other beautifully, adding a cool edge to the wonderfully warming effect of the oak.
Chic and stylish
Colourful and eye-catching accessories are a real trend at the moment, particularly gold and copper plated pieces. Set against whites, greys and blacks – these small touches make for a really stylish statement. Though it’s a good idea to introduce some transitional pastels that soften this contrast.
For a sage centerpiece that’ll bridge the gap between your monochrome surfaces and your colourful accessories, we love the Sealy Riviera Divan Bed Set in meadow. Its classic buttoned design with premium upholstery adds a touch of luxury, and with plenty of under-bed storage, you’ll manage to keep that minimal look going stong.
Bring the outdoors in
Sage is a very fresh and natural tone. Named after the greyish-green leaves of an evergreen shrub, from which we derive an essential herb, it’s no surprise that this colour works spectacularly beside wildlife.
By adding sage touches to your room, it’s a real opportunity to invite the outside in. For a bright and playful feel, add a tall areca palm to a shaded corner. Hang a couple of potted spider plants from ceiling hooks, allowing them to catch the light beside a window, with a maidenhair fern spilling its way down from a bookshelf or ledge. The best part? All of these plants are air purifiers – so your home won’t just look fresher, it’ll feel it too.
Traditional but timeless
Though thoroughly on trend, sage pairs perfectly with more traditional touches. If Victorian-style metal bed frames, pencil pleat curtains and drop handles are more your style, sage fabrics will help make any classic bedroom feel fresh and enticing.
Using our elegant Harvard Metal Bed Frame as a base, introduce a quilted sage throw atop a classic pinstripe white bedding. Use a patterned sage scatter cushion as your centrepiece, complemented by another pastel tone of your choosing. It’ll create a look that gives your guest bedroom that timeless ‘hotel feeling’.
A truly versatile base colour, sage offers plenty of opportunities to accessorise. It works particularly well with touches of gold, dark green and brown. Think about adding sculpted vases, oversized bowls and pillar candles to your tables and shelves. On the walls, monochrome canvases provide the perfect contrast to these rich colours.
Of course, no bedroom is complete without a mirror. The perfect accompaniment to these playful accessories is the Lyon Freestanding Mirror. Whether you set it slanted against a wall or have it mounted, its rustic walnut veneer frame keeps adds to that indulgent feeling, and moves light around the space.
Bring together the bedroom of your dreams, with Bensons for Beds.