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Pinterest Has Spoken, and This Is the New ‘It’ Color for 2018

Saves for the earthy hue have skyrocketed.

If you’re contemplating giving your bedroom walls a new look next year, you might want to scrap any thoughts of eggshell or ecru. According to Pinterest, there’s a new neutral in town: sage.

The hue was among the top trends reported in the annual Pinterest 100, which analyzes what Pinners are saving and searching for. According to the report, saves for sage have grown more than 170 percent.

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While the grayish-green shade can range in warmth and lightness, it’s frequently used by decorators as a nature-inspired neutral, dressing walls in a soothing bedroom or cabinets in a breezy kitchen. It’s also an unexpected alternative to muted grays, with a similar versatility (it works well with a variety of decorating styles).

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- Photo: David A. Land; styling: Liz Strong; Design Kevin Isbell
Photo: David A. Land; styling: Liz Strong; Design Kevin Isbell

Because of its earthy vibes, sage pairs well with natural textures like wood and seagrass.

- Photo: Tria Giovan, Stylists: Rachel Burrow and Liz Strong
Photo: Tria Giovan, Stylists: Rachel Burrow and Liz Strong

For a more modern application, pair a sage-colored ceramic backsplash with glossy white quartz countertops.

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