This year we launched our Sage finish—and it’s a welcome addition in all its forms. As a color, its fresh, restorative gray/green hue infuses spaces with a sense of calm. As a spice that recalls the colors of its namesake perennial Sage plant, it gives impetus to flavor, or serves as a refreshing palate cleansing. And when used to describe someone? We assume they’re an enlightened human being, or at the very least, give very sage advice. In nature, it’s a signal of spring, growth, and renewal. Which just might explain why so many people, brands, and companies have gravitated towards the color Sage these days—it’s invigorating, energizing, and is evocative of biophilia—all restorative, positive qualities designed to inspire wellbeing. Below are some of our favorite new launches, designs, looks, and paint colors that showcase the beauty of Sage.

There are only a handful of car manufacturers whose name alone signifies luxury. Exclusive British brand Bentley is one of them. Although now owned by The Volkswagen Group, Bentleys continue to be synonymous with luxury. In 2021, we were thrilled to see the brand celebrate 70 years with its in-house design team by bringing back some of its beloved Heritage paint options—some of which date back to the 1930s. Our favorite new introduction: the 2022 Bentley Flying Spur in Sage Green Heritage Paint, of course.

Not to be outdone when it comes to haute couture, in Glamour’s compilation of “The 47 Best Oscars Red-Carpet Dresses of All Time,” there were no less than two very sage-y, show-stopping gowns. Cate Blanchett donned the flawlessly elegant flower-coated Armani Privé creation at the 2016 ceremony while Jennifer Lopez stunned in a one-shoulder, mint green Valentino dress in 2003.

We weren’t the only ones in the industry feeling the pull towards the Sage color family. Paint titans Sherwin Williams (left) and Benjamin Moore (right) each released their respective Color of the Year 2022, and more lovely similarities ensued. Evergreen Fog, a color inspired by the quiet calm of the forest and a continuous hope for renewal, wisdom, healing, and lasting peace, was just as uplifting as October Mist. A color brought forth to make room for creativity, it not only evokes the silver-green stem of a flower, but creates a space and a place for other colors and the imagination to grow wild.

Tiles in pastel shades including sage and mint were all the rage at Italy’s international ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings trade show, Cersaie 2021—such as Multiforme by Marco Corona (left)—along with art wall murals that added elements of biophilia to a space, such as Flaviker’s stunning Art Walls collection of artistically decorated porcelain slab wall tiles. Cersaie sets the tone for tiles in the succeeding year—and it’s looking like it was quite on par with our new Sage hue. Love these Italian tiles? Take a peek at Ceramics of Italy’s site for more inspiration.

Since we’ve covered some of the biggest design elements when it comes to kitchens and baths, we thought we’d delve into some of our favorite furnishings in sage-like hues. The modular Belia sectional sofa (left) from Rove Concepts features plush velvet tufted cushions and an alluring, low profile designed for the ultimate in sophisticated comfort. Meanwhile, the striking Flar floor lamp by French designer Patrick Norguet for Lodes, was inspired by traditional storm lanterns then modernized with a billowing glass shade surrounding an LED filament bulb which magnifies the light source and disperses a warm, vibrating glow. (JB Lighting Collection is the exclusive distributor for Lodes in the US.)