Let me introduce you to the world of serenity, exquisiteness, and alleviation!
Unlike a lot of gray-named paints, Behr Sage Gray will soothe you, calm you, and definitely make you feel revitalized and refreshed.
But at the same time, it can also truly add tons and tons of depth which can make your space more intimate or even appear contained.
Apart from the tremendous advantages offered, this color has certain factors that you must take care of.
However, before I get to all the nitty gritty, let’s first discuss what the color truly is and how it behaves.
So, Behr Sage Gray is a greenish-gray paint color that could fall under the pastel category. It feels trendy, with some likening it to an English vibe.
It’s comparatively dark and crisp – plus, it will feel in place and composed at all times.
This color is truly a chameleon. What I mean, is it can feel gray or green – depending upon the compass directions and the size of your room.
Don’t worry – I will help you with the how abouts and whereabouts of this color.
Then we’re going to frame out the best-coordinated color palette, similar colors, and where and how to use the color in your home.
Let’s get started!
Behr Sage Gray 710F-4 Details and Specifications
Before you pick a paint color – you must understand the underlying theories and facts.
Of course, there are some aspects of a color that truly differentiate it from the others, isn’t it?
And this section will help you reveal this important information.
After all, there is some difference between the greenish grays with the grayish greens!
So, first and foremost, let me introduce you to the concept of Light Reflectance Values or the LRV’s that determine how light or dark the paint color is.
You can easily find that value on the Behr website.
Here, in this case, the LRV of the Behr Sage Gray is 36.
And that means it falls on the medium to the darker end of the scale.
(Remember, lesser the value, darker the paint – on a scale of 1-100).
Keep in mind too, that the color sage comes in a variety of shades and tints, so these values could vary in this color category.
Also, just in case if you wonder where to find the Behr decks – well, simply visit your nearest Home Depot store!
Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values.
Red = 158
Green = 164
Blue = 157
HEX Value = #9ea49d
Since we have discussed the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this calming Behr paint.
How Does This Color Feel in a Space?
It’s a given that this paint hue will feel utmost charming, soothing, and delightful. But at the same time, this color has the potential to overpower your home!
With the low reflectivity value, this color will least reflect away the light – thus, creating a dramatic atmosphere.
And you must know that this paint feels quite natural and organic (due to the sage green undertones)!
And if you pair it with clean and crisp neutrals – you will love the airy experience even more.
Furthermore, the color is associated with cool undertones which is why you’re bound to feel likewise!
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Natural light has the tendency to positively play with the aura of your home.
And especially when it comes to the paint color on the walls – the light will outcast various shadows and themes.
Again, here is where the color can come across more gray vs green or vice versa. Notice in the photo above with the brightly lit bathroom?
So, here is something you must take into consideration – the compass directions of the room, size of the room, and the number and size of the windows.
Apparently, they’re all directly interconnected with each other.
If your room is larger with higher ceilings and greater windows – the space will feel airier and enhanced.
In such a case, you can consider incorporating more and more of Behr Sage gray.
However, if you have a smaller room with fewer windows and natural light – don’t go beyond painting an accent wall.
Lastly, this color doesn’t easily change undertones in the various compass directions (like the lighter, but similar Behr Lunar Surface I review here) – so you’re good to go!
You can also play with artificial lighting here.
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
Choosing a well-balanced and well complementary color scheme is necessary.
You simply can’t pair any random hue with the other. And moreover, if you have a great command of the color wheel, it’s like a cherry on the top.
So, here are a few complementary tones you can pair with.
From creamy and crisp whites to lighter beiges, organic browns, bronze and lighter greens – this color pairs phenomenally with the one above.
However, you must remember to be very careful when pairing them – so as to avoid making a mess!
Also, if you are planning to introduce material and metallic accents through floating shelves, chandelier, artwork frames, and furniture frames – remember to add tinges of gold or brushed brass.
Discussing further, you have the option to choose from either a monochromatic or contrasting color palette!
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic color palette!
- 710E-1 Snow Leopard
- 710E-2 Pensive Sky
- 710E-3 Rhino
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- N170-5 Chocolate Heart
- N410-2 Brook Green
- 57 Frost (see my full guide here!)
For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use Behr Ultra Pure White or Behr Frost as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.
Behr Sage Gray Vs Similar Colors
This color is quite common in general. And that’s why it’s much easier to look for alternatives.
The gray with deep green undertones are what they all have – but the two major differences could be undertones and reflectivity.
So, to name a few, the two closely related colors are SW 7655 Stamped Concrete and BM 2139-40 Heather Gray.
Let’s see how all of them differ.
Sage Gray Vs Stamped Concrete
At first look, they might both appear quite similar.
However, when you look through the details, it’s quite common to detect the differences in the undertones.
The latter looks more base with a deep tinge of organic browns embedded.
This paint color also has an LRV of 35 – thus, a very close line between the two.
Sage Gray Vs Heather Gray
Aren’t they both equally soothing?
Well, Benjamin Moore Heather Gray has deep organic green undertones with a slightly warmer tinge.
The green undertones are notable and can be easily paired with opposite creamy whites and beiges.
Lastly, this luxe color has an LRV of 34.25 – making it very slightly lighter.
Other similar colors worth checking out are Contented from Sherwin-Williams and the popular Stonington Gray from Benjamin Moore.
Where to Use Sage Gray?
A versatile color like Behr Sage Gray can be incorporated in any corner of your home.
And with the ongoing trend of grays and now Behr greens, it’s undeniably one of the best-recommended paint colors for interiors as well as exteriors.
So, whether it’s a feature wall in your bedroom and living room, or the cabinetry systems – you can swiftly use this bold paint color.
And talking about interior design styles, this color makes a great statement in the coastal, Caribbean, and Cape Cod styles.
So, let’s see where and how to incorporate this color into your home.
Sage Gray in Living and Dining Rooms
If you have a large and majestic, open concept floor plan for the living and dining – you can consider painting all the walls in this color.
With ample flourishing natural light – it will always feel homely and lively.
Secondly, it’s quite beautiful to pair this color with exposed clean or rustic wooden finishes and off-white creamy bases.
Lastly, don’t hold back from lighter-toned furniture upholstery and walnut woods for the frame.
Using in Bedrooms
It’s never a bad idea to have organic and pastel tones of sage in the bedrooms.
After all, this is the space you intend to spend most of your time resting, sleeping, and relaxing.
So, you can best pair it with whites on the adjacent walls, wooden accents, and browns for the artwork, fabrics, and rug patterns.
In the case of renovation, it’s great to choose hardwood flooring but you can even choose white tiles and wall-to-wall carpeting.
Sage Gray in Kitchens
Many homeowners across the world are preferring a tone like Behr Sage Gray for their kitchens.
Not specifically on the cabinet but you can also pick this for backdrop wall, accent wall, or even window frames.
Yes – you can be as creative as you want.
Furthermore, you can pick an all-white theme with backsplash tiles and marble in complement with this paint.
Lastly, choose brass details for pull handles and door and window hardware. Even chrome isn’t a bad option!
Using on Exteriors
This color is restricted to Coastal and Caribbean homes – or even contemporary and modern exterior design style.
You can choose to pick an all-white theme where you add that tone to the porch columns, wainscoting, and roof.
In contrast, you can also add an accent with exposed brick and gray stone for the walls and roof.
In the case of columns on the patio and porch – you can use natural stone wainscotting to add an authentic detailed character to this facade!
So, how do you plan to use this color in your home?
Kitchen cabinets or focal console tables? Living room or bedrooms? Maybe home offices?
Well, trust me! You would never regret using this color in your home.
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Monday 13th of June 2022
Hi! We are using sage grey in our office as an accent wall! I think we will be pairing it with Behr’s Titanium color, do you think that is a good pair? This is my first renovation so your opinion is appreciated!!