Sage Green Kitchen Cabinets: 18 of the BEST Ways to Style Them

An earthly, natural color, it’s no surprise sage green is one of this years biggest interiors and kitchen trends.

You might have seen dark green kitchen cabinets already in recent years, but now its time for sage to shine! It’s been picked many times as 2022 color of the year, and I have to agree.

Sage green kitchen cabinets add just a touch of colour to elevate the kitchen space. As a contemporary color that still feels timeless, it’s a very popular choice for a current kitchen renovation.

With the kitchen being the heart of the home, a shade of this beautiful hue creates an inviting space that is perfect for socialising, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

There’s many sage green paint colors to choose from, so while picking your perfect shade might be tricky, I’m rounding up some inspirational sage green kitchen ideas, along with my tips on how to style sage green cabinets in your own kitchen.

Sage Green Kitchen Island

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If you have the space, a kitchen island is a luxurious design feature. Not only beautiful, but also a great place for people to congregate and socialise.

Build a sage island that matches your kitchen cabinets for a sleek finish, and pair with wooden bar stools to complete the classic look.

Or, for a little more design interest, contrast a sage coloured island against white cabinets to draw the eye towards the kitchen’s centre. Using sage as an accent color in this way adds a contemporary twist to the traditional look.

Wallpaper

Sage green kitchen cabinets with green leafy wallpaper

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While it might not be your first thought to wallpaper the kitchen, it can create a unique design as a feature wall.

A natural themed wallpaper is a beautiful compliment to sage kitchen cabinets. Style with plants to make the space feel light and fresh.

Choosing bigger patterns will add a chic touch; go for finer florals for a cottage-look.

Accent with Wood Tones

Sage green kitchen cabinets with wooden floor and breakfast bar

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Breaking up sage cabinets with a wooden unit is super sophisticated. This adds a very modern, personalised touch to your kitchen that is sure to gain compliments.

Continuing wooden accents throughout the room with oak wood handles, flooring, and other details creates a harmonious kitchen design.

Add Texture with Textiles

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If you favour the farmhouse design over contemporary kitchens, then using textiles can be an easy option.

Fabrics soften the lines of the kitchen, adding texture and often pattern too. A splash of color on a tea-towel is a simple way to achieve the farmhouse kitchen look.

Pick dainty florals, ginghams, and don’t be afraid to clash patterns. Sage green pairs beautifully with a bright spring color palette, so go for pinks, purples, and even bright yellows.

Sage Green Tiles

Sage green kitchen cabinets with green wall tiles and open shelves

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If you love sage but can’t commit to a full kitchen, add a pop of color in the tiling or backsplash.

These striking, sage green wall tiles cover the entire wall as an earthy tone backdrop to a simple white kitchen.

Accessorise With Wicker

Open doors on sage green kitchen cabinets

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Wicker and rattan is another of this years top interiors trends, and the natural color of these textures looks fantastic in a sage green kitchen.

Wicker baskets can be picked up as a cheap (and practical!) way to accessorise, or go bigger with wicker chairs and lighting fixtures.

Paint The Walls Sage

dark sage green kitchen cabinets, dining table and red floor tiles

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An easier way to incorporate sage green into your kitchen is just to paint the walls. A great choice if you already have white cabinets.

But there’s many, many shades of sage green paint to pick from. Paler shades all the way through to darky, moody hues look fantastic in the kitchen.

This bold kitchen is a maximalist’s dream. Two shades of sage and emerald green complement a striking coral floor in an dark explosion of color.

Read More: Sage Green Accent Wall Ideas for Fresh Home Decor

Sleek Stainless Steel Appliances

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Polished, stainless steel appliances are the perfect choice to match with sage green cabinets if you like the industrial look.

These stainless steel handles, oven, and slate grey chairs, look very refined against a backdrop of October Mist, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2022. 

Play With Color

Sage green might seem like a tricky color to style. But the neutral tones of this tranquil hue make it a great match and complement for a variety of colors, to create a variety of different effects.

Here’s a few color palettes to style this great color.

Simple and Neutral

Beautiful sage green kitchen cabinets in a large kitchen with cream walls and tiles with a wooden floor

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Keep it simple by pairing sage green cabinets with white walls for a classic kitchen.

This combination is popular for a reason, creating a bright, calming living space.

Texture can be added with white tiles or leaving exposed brick, but don’t go overboard – the simplicity of this contemporary look is what makes it so effective.

Experiment With Shades of Sage Green

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Green is a versatile color, and sage isn’t the only shade!

This sophisticated kitchen pairs sage green upper cabinets with a striking forest green island.

Dark colors might seem overpowering, but can be used in moderation to stunning effect. Picking a darker shade of your main colour can be an easy way to add pops of visual interest.

Complementary Cabinets

Sage green kitchen cabinets mixed with pink wall cabinets and white breakfast bar with wooden stools

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A color scheme of a sage green color and a soft, natural pink takes a modern spin on a rustic feel.

By matching the muted undertones, these cool colors pair together perfectly as they are complementary: opposite on the color wheel.

This is a perfect example of how different colors can be used together without the space feeling too bold or overpowering.

Go Bold or Go Home

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Even though sage is a lighter green, a bolder color can still be used sparingly as an accent. Have some fun with a bright pop of color.

Not for the faint of heart, this raspberry-red oven is truly an eye-catching feature.

Countertops Make All The Difference

Choosing the right countertops for your sage green kitchen cabinets is paramount to getting your desired style. There’s a range of choices to create very varied effects.

I’ve picked out some beautiful sage green kitchens with different counters.

Marble

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A very on-trend choice, marble counters are a stylish finish to your modern sage green kitchen cabinets.

With marble countertops and a pale shade of sage green, your kitchen will be transformed into a luxurious and bright living space.

For a real statement, use marble as the backsplash too.

Black Countertops

Sage green kitchen cabinets with a black worktop and grey window blind.

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Against sage green cabinets, black countertops add some drama to an otherwise gentle color palette.

Match with black hardware for a powerful finish.

White Countertops

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White countertops are a chic style choice. With a glossy finish, you can create modernised version of the country classic.

The neutral color allows for a range of accessorising choices too. 

Keep the look paired-back with chrome finishes, or add glamour with brass or copper. 

Finish With Hardware

It might seem like a small detail, but the choice of hardware (think handles and door knobs) in your kitchen can make a huge difference. Hardware is used all over the kitchen, and can even be matched to your small appliances.

Finishing touches like this are the key to achieving your vision and pulling all design elements together. Here’s a few ideas to inspire.

Brass

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Brass hardware is a classic but great choice.

Adding a pop of shine, sleek brass handles and hardware throughout the entire kitchen pulls the design together

Go Without!

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If you’re a fan of a minimalist kitchen, these handle-less sage cabinets are for you.

Keep details to a minimum for a luxurious, simple finish that allows the cabinets to blend into the background.

Wooden

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Another way to achieve the traditional look is through wooden hardware. Oh so Cottagecore!

Wooden countertops and handles add a sense of rustic. Even incorporate wooden beams for the ultimate farmhouse feel.

Wooden hardware can also be used to achieve a Japandi style. A combination of Scandinavian and Japanese design philosophies, natural tones of wood throughout the kitchen can capture this stylish aesthetic.

The kitchen is one the most important places in the home. Design it well and true to yourself, and you will see the benefits everyday.

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

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