Color Name: Sage Green

Hex Color Code: #BCB88A

RGB Color Code: RGB(188, 184, 138)

CMYK Values*: 0.0%, 2.1%, 26.6%, 26.3%

About Sage Green color - its meaning and example

About Sage Green Color and Meaning

Sage Green color represents the leaves of the sage plant. Sage Green is a grayish-green color with a yellow undertone.

Sage, also called common sage, is an aromatic herb of the mint family native to the Mediterranean region. It is used for flavoring in many foods and as a gardening plant.

Sage Green color psychology, emotion, and symbol

Sage green is a shade of green color that has a natural and earthy appearance. Like green, the Sage color represents a new beginning, growth, renewal, and freshness. It also symbolizes relaxation and comfort.

Sage green color names in other languages:

SpanishVerde Salvia
FrenchVert Sauge
PortugueseVerde Sálvia

What color is Sage Green?

Sage Green color belongs to the Green color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Sage Green is #BCB88A, and the RGB color code is RGB(188, 184, 138).

In the RGB color model, Sage Green has a red value of 188, a green value of 184, and a blue value of 138. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 2.1% magenta, 26.6% yellow, and 26.3% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 55.2° (degrees), 27.2 % saturation, and 63.9 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Sage Green has a hue of 55.2° (degrees), 26.6 % saturation and 73.7 % brightness/value.

Sage Green is cool or warm?

The color Sage Green is a warm color.

What is the LRV of Sage Green?

Sage Green has an LRV of nearly 47. By LRV value, it is a medium light color.
Light Reflectance Value (LRV), indicates how light or dark a color will look on a scale of 0 (black) to 100 (white).

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

Sage Green color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB

RGBA - RGB(188, 184, 138)

Red 188 (73.7%)
Green 184 (72.2%)
Blue 138 (54.1%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)


Hue 55.2°
Saturation 27.17 %.
Lightness 63.92 %.
HWB H: 55.2°
W: 54.12 %
B: 26.27 %
LRV ~ 46.8 %
Munsell Color System 1.5GY 7.3/3.8
XYZ X : 42.47
Y : 46.81
Z : 30.84
YXY Y1 : 46.81
X : 0.35
Y2 : 0.39
CMY C : 26.27%
M : 27.84%
Y : 45.88%


Cyan 0.00%
Magenta 2.13%
Yellow 26.60%
Key 26.27%


Hue 55.2°
Saturation 26.60 %.
Brightness / Value 73.73 %.
CIE-Lab L : 74.07
A : -5.97
B : 23.94
CIE-Lch L : 74.07
C : 24.67
H : 104.01
CIE-Luv L : 74.07
U : 4.9
V : 33.61
Hunter-Lab L : 68.42
A : -8.93
B : 21.16

Similar Colors and Paints

Colors similar to Sage Green

Here are the colors similar to Sage Green . Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.

Misty Moss
ΔE - 3.78 (96.2% similar)
ΔE - 4.43 (95.6% similar)
ΔE - 4.43 (95.6% similar)

Paint similar to Sage Green

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Sage Green . Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.

Sherwin Williams

Baby Bok Choy (SW 9037)
ΔE - 0.76 (99.2% similar)
Ryegrass (SW 6423)
ΔE - 3.76 (96.2% similar)
Hearts of Palm (SW 6415)
ΔE - 4.41 (95.6% similar)
Shagreen (SW 6422)
ΔE - 4.45 (95.6% similar)


Back To Nature (S340-4)
ΔE - 1.09 (98.9% similar)
Lichen (MQ6-56)
ΔE - 2.76 (97.2% similar)
Fresh Artichoke (M340-5)
ΔE - 2.99 (97.0% similar)
Sweet Grass (M350-4)
ΔE - 3.01 (97.0% similar)

PPG Paints

Cress Green (PPG1114-4)
ΔE - 1.51 (98.5% similar)
Lively Ivy (PPG11-30)
ΔE - 3.19 (96.8% similar)
Fancy Flirt (PPG1119-5)
ΔE - 3.20 (96.8% similar)
Gracious Glow (PPG1116-5)
ΔE - 3.71 (96.3% similar)

Benjamin Moore

Georgian Green (HC-115)
ΔE - 1.96 (98.0% similar)
Burwell Green (CW-445)
ΔE - 1.97 (98.0% similar)
Ivy Lane (523)
ΔE - 2.27 (97.7% similar)
Grasshopper (AF-415)
ΔE - 2.97 (97.0% similar)

Color Combinations

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Sage Green bcb88a Monochromatic Color Palette
Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors belong to the same hue angle but different tints and shades. Monochromatic color palette can be generated by keeping the exact hue of the base color and then changing the saturation and lightness.

Sage Green bcb88a Analogous Color Palette
Analogous Color Palette

Analogous colors are a group of colors adjacent to each other on a color wheel. Group of these adjacent colors forms Analogous color scheme Palette. Analogous Palette can be generated by increasing or decreasing the hue value by 30 points.

Sage Green bcb88a triadic Color Palette
Triadic Color Palette

The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel

Sage Green bcb88a tetradic Color Palette
Tetradic Color Palette

The tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

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Sage Green - #BCB88A Color Images and Patterns

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