Green Is Supreme: Best Sage Kitchenware And Accessories

Why not jump on this nature-inspired colour trend for your kitchen?

Stylish interior of a green, modern kitchen

by Piper Huxley |
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Considering the best sage green kitchenware and accessories is a great way to implement this muted colour into the kitchen, without changing too much and end up with some painting overalls on. Of course, if this hue is totally you, then we recommend getting the kit out with some Dulux Heritage paint. Alternatively, you could jump on this earthy 2023 kitchen colour trend in a more budget-friendly way by making a few changes to your accessories, appliances and cookware.

Perhaps, you’re wondering what is sage… Sage green is a “mid-tone, blue-based green,” says Dulux Heritage. Muted and well-loved, it’s taken its name from the medicinal herb, sage, and is a firm cottage garden favourite. It’s a perfect shade if your kitchen is going for something vintage-inspired and country-inspired like Lily Allen. Believe it or not, this shade is rising in the ranks, becoming a “modern classic for interiors.” This organic, natural-looking shade is all the rage on Pinterest, too.

Best Sage Green Kitchenware At A Glance

Best sage green kitchen paint: Dulux Heritage Sage Green - View Offer at Homebase
Best sage green utensil holder: KitchenCraft Living Nostalgia Utensil Holder - View Offer on Amazon UK
Best sage green tableware: Stoneware 12-Piece Dinner Set - View Offer at Dunelm

This isn’t the end of modern kitchens, though. Though sage green pairs perfectly with classic, antique brass furnishings and vintage-inspired kettles, sage green can become chic and modern. You can add sage green as a secondary colour to a dark-toned kitchen for a fabulous look to your kitchen. This can be done by shaking up your kitchen island to accommodate this hue or adding a lick of khaki paint to your cupboards. Green isn’t just reserved for chintz, grannycore crockery and gingham furnishings.

For your kitchen, why not consider the best sage kitchenware and accessories? This can start with some beautiful green tableware, such as dinner plates and cutlery, to add that muted, organic hue to your dining. Or, you could implement some kitchen appliances that are olive or sage in colour. Nothing is stopping you from buying a sage sensor bin. For all of our top green kitchen picks, see below. Plus, we have abundant sage advice – which will make your friends green with envy.

Best Sage Kitchenware & Accessories 2023

Best sage green kitchen pan

If you’ve been on the internet at any time this year, there is a fair chance you’ve come across the Always Pan from Our Place. And – yes, you may be thinking. A viral pan? Surely, not. Allegedly, the Always Pan can replace your frying pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula and spoon rest. That’s a lot, and we are impressed. With the updated 2.0 version, the stylish Always Pan can even double as a roasting or baking dish. Fancy that.

If you're interested, read our full review of the Always Pan at A Modern Kitchen.

Pros

  • Integrated all-in-one design
  • Chemical-free non-stick
  • Innovative extras to impress

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe
  • It might be too bulky to store for some

Best sage green kettle

Aren't kettles amazing? They're our one-stop shop for our ritualistic lifestyles, no matter the time of day and what hot beverage you prefer. As for the De'Longhi Argento Flora Kettle, it comes in beige, blue, pink and this scintillating peppermint green, which is very close to sage. Italian-inspired, this stunning kettle has all the fixings to make your tea times easy, with a removable limescale filter, an auto-shut-off to avoid any injury and a 360-degree swivel base. Bliss.

Customer Review: "Bought as set and really pleased. The look matches the quality - very good!"

Pros

  • 360-degree swivel base for convenience
  • Boil dry protection - an auto-shutoff for safety
  • Removable and washable anti-limescale filter

Cons

  • Some customers say it's a little noisy

Best sage green bread bin

Next, we have this fabulous bread basket from Dunelm. With a stylish, vintage-inspired ribbed design, the Typhoon Living Bread Bin would make a fabulous addition to any county kitchen. It's made from hard-wearing carbon steel, meaning it's long-lasting, and comes with a generous capacity. It has a sustainable bamboo lid, complete with an airtight seal to keep your bread safe and sound - and fresh. After all, who likes mouldy bread? Not even ducks.

Customer Review: "Pleased with new bread bin and it looks good. It is smaller than expected- fine for us two but would have been too small when all family were living here."

Pros

  • Part of a sugar, tea and coffee canister set
  • Earthy, cottage-style and vintage-inspired
  • Complete with a sustainable bamboo lid

Cons

  • Smaller than expected for some

Best sage green kitchen knife set

Need some new kitchen knives? This Viners Organic Six-Piece Knife Block Set will help you slice and dice your way to victory. Each steel knife stores safely and easily in the stylish knife block, made from wheat fibre with a bamboo top. How stylish and earthy-inspired does this look? Not only that, but also the knives are made from recycled steel - up to 80%, whilst still boasting the highest standards to ensure durability and strength. We're very impressed with this set.

Pros

  • Crafted from wheat fibre and recycled materials
  • Rust-resistant and boasts great durability
  • Stylish, compact block with a bamboo top

Cons

  • Handwash clean only
  • No customer reviews

Best sage green kitchen paint

If adding a lick of paint to your walls, wooden furniture or kitchen cabinets is sorely needed, we couldn't recommend Dulux Heritage Sage Green more. This luxury washable matt emulsion is formulated with premium quality pigments to guarantee an amazing depth of colour, truly bringing out creamy cashmere and earthy wooden browns. It's water-based and has become a modern classic - and a popular shade at Dulux Heritage.

Customer Review: "This paint is great! It covered well and the colour looks fabulous on my dining room feature wall. Would highly recommend Heritage Paints."

Pros

  • Durable, water-based luxury matt
  • Made from premium quality pigments
  • Soft to touch finish and washable

Cons

  • None we can think of!

Best sage green cast iron pot

Staub Round Cast Iron Cocotte
Price: $355.95

If you love Le Creuset but you're not a fan of their vibrant Bamboo Green shade, then this Staub Round Cast Iron Cocotte in Sage Green is ideal. 24cm in diameter, with almost a four-litre capacity, this cast iron pot packs a punch and adds another dimension to your mealtimes. Perfect for homely, rustic and vintage-inspired kitchens, a versatile cast iron pot retains heat and moisture easily, is induction hob compatible and is suitable for the freezer and oven. Iconic.

Customer Review: "I have wanted this for months and finally got it as a birthday treat and am definitely not disappointed. Aside from it looking beautiful, it retains heat so well and is amazing for slow-cooking meats. As it is enamelled it is super easy to clean as well unlike other cast iron pans I have had. There are small bumps on the lid that make the liquid in the pan baste the contents which I haven't seen in any other Dutch oven so it definitely gives Staub the edge over competitors. Overall, no complaints and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of buying!"

Pros

  • Primed for energy-efficient cooking
  • Induction, oven and freezer safe
  • Adds a touch of freshness to a kitchen

Cons

  • Requires a little extra TLC

Best sage green kitchen toaster

To match the kettle, why not grab the De’Longhi Argento Flora Toaster? As for this toast-tastic addition, it comes in beige, blue, pink and this scintillating peppermint green, which is very close to sage. Italian-inspired, this stunning toaster comes with a matching kettle and microwave. It's perfect for a peppermint-inspired kitchen sideboard. It's packed with fabulous features such as variable browning, an extra lift for small pieces and a defrost function.

Customer Review: "We bought this a few weeks ago to replace an older model. It looks good and is easy to clean. It's used 3-4 times a week. Most importantly it cooks perfect toast!"

Pros

  • Four-slot capacity with an extra-lift
  • Intuitive controls with variable browning
  • Part of a matching green De'Longhi set

Cons

  • Some customers report flimsy levers

Best sage green kitchen pan set

Retro-inspired, this set allows for versatile cooking for all the family, with two large frying pans and three saucepans, all coated with non-stick ivory. Though handwash only, the Swan Retro 5-Piece Non-Stick Pan Set is easy to clean and ready for use. No matter what you like to make, this set will help you achieve fantastic meals, healthy and hearty. Plus, the pans are equipped with soft-touch, stay-cool Bakelite handles, which make them comfortable and safe to use.

Customer Review: "After reading mixed reviews I'm happy to say, so far I really like this set and the green colour is a true likeness. It's easy to clean and looks smart. The handles stay cool and are in a comfortable shape. The only thing I would say to improve the design would be for the pots to have the pouring spouts to make potatoes and pasta easier to drain."

Pros

  • Suitable for induction hob types
  • Efficient cooking with Bakelite handles
  • A great value set with a decent range

Cons

  • No pouring spouts for an easy-drain
  • Not oven or dishwasher-safe

Best sage green kitchen scales

Why not add these vintage-inspired scales to your kitchen? From Dunelm's Living Nostalgia collection, these Living Nostalgia Kitchen Scales are rather fabulous, complete with a dishwasher-safe measuring bowl. It's been reimagined in this modern, sage-green colour and features brushed silver detailing and easy-to-read metric and imperial dials. It's perfect for weighing out flour, sugar and more - ideal for those of us who bake and follow cooking instructions.

Customer Review: "Lovely, old-fashioned-looking scales; very practical and easy to use."

Pros

  • Dishwasher-safe measuring bowl
  • Mechanical, no batteries required
  • Easy to read and vintage-inspired

Cons

  • Accuracy may deteriorate over time - unlike digital

Best sage green utensil holder

KitchenCraft Living Nostalgia, Kitchen Utensil Holder, Metal, 15 x 16cm, English Sage Green
Price: $30.17

We adore the KitchenCraft Living Nostalgia Utensil Holder, as it pairs well with their Sage Green collection, which ranges from tea tins to tea towels. This vintage-inspired high-quality metal adds a pop of nostalgia to your beautiful kitchen, whether you're looking for an entire remodel or willing to change a few pieces of decor. Primed to hold your utensils safely, and accessible for when you require them for cooking, this holder is guaranteed to impress.

Customer Review: "Delivered next day. Great size, and holds double the utensils of other containers. Excellent."

Pros

  • Vintage design adds some nostalgia
  • Has plenty of space for all utensils
  • High-quality and durable material

Cons

  • Size may not suit all kitchens

Best sage green salad bowl

This stylish Amalfi Reactive Glaze Salad Bowl is made from high-quality stoneware and has a modern colourway that will complement an array of home decors. Thanks to the reviews, we're able to see how well-loved and fabulous they really are. Ideal for most, and primed for an al fresco dinner party or on display as a fruit bowl on your kitchen island, this bowl is both dishwasher and microwave-safe. We love how unique each and every reactive glaze piece is.

Customer Review: "This gorgeous salad bowl is just beautiful. Its slightly irregular rim gives it an artisan potter feel. Such a bowl should cost many times the price Dunelm is offering it. I have bought many more items in the range. The pasta bowls are just lovely. The merest hint of green with a speckled glaze. I also use it for fruit. It holds just enough to have fruit to reach for and looks beautiful in my kitchen. Cannot recommend highly enough."

Pros

  • Part of a gorgeous Amalfi glaze collection
  • Made from high-quality stoneware
  • Dishwasher and microwave-safe

Cons

  • None we can think of!

Best sage green microwave

A kitchen essential that doesn't compromise on style, the De'Longhi Argento Flora Microwave is retro to a tee, whilst inspired by Italian appliances. Whether reheating last night's meal or a hearty, autumnal soup, this microwave has got you. With six power levels, easy-to-use dial controls and a Defrost option, you're well-equipped to tackle any sort of meal you desire. Quick, easy and convenient, consider the De'Longhi Argento Flora as your new kitchen tech.

Customer Review: "We bought this microwave a few weeks ago. It has a lovely retro design which I love. Simple function too which is just what I wanted. It's not the colour shown in the photo though, it's more like a khaki green which doesn't matter to me, but it might be something to bear in mind if you're looking to coordinate with other kitchen items."

Pros

  • Part of a modern, chich sage green set
  • Easy-to-use dial-up style controls
  • Choice of six power levels for ease

Cons

  • May be too simple for some

Best sage green fruit bowl

Dehaus® Large Bamboo Fruit Bowl

Rrp: $34.99

Price: $27.99

Stylish and modern, the beautifully crafted Dehaus® Large Bamboo Fruit Bowl comes with a soft gloss finish and makes an attractive kitchen table centrepiece. Whether you store fruit, car keys or various knick-knacks, this bowl is made from durable, high-quality and premium-grade bamboo, which is anti-bacterial, sustainable and eco-friendly. This could make a chic, special housewarming gift for your sage green-obsessed friend.

Customer Review: "The bowl itself is smaller than I thought, but that’s my bad for not checking the dimensions properly. But, it’s the perfect way to coordinate with my kitchen colour scheme whilst still having a natural-looking material. The bamboo really does look lovely, and wouldn’t even have to be used as a fruit bowl. Could be used for decorative pebbles or as a salad bowl. Really is a nice feature in any kitchen, it’s lightweight and easy to wipe down."

Pros

  • High-quality and durable bamboo
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable material
  • Stylish, modern and attractive

Cons

  • Smaller than some customers thought

Best sage green kitchen sensor bin

A retro sensor bin? We're not joking. The Swan Retro 45L Square Sensor Bin comes in a refreshing Sage Green and boasts a generous 45-litre capacity, meeting all of your waste disposal needs. Whether a small household or a family home, this sensor bin uses infrared tech to activate the lid- so you don't have to make any contact with it, saving you any germs. Practical, and stylish, this retro kitchen appliance can be easily cleaned and the batteries easily changed.

Customer Review: "I use this as a recycling bin in my kitchen, sightly extravagant you might say but it's so perfect for the job and even better if you can find green bags to go in it. The process for setting the bag into the holders took me a couple of tries but when in, you can't see the bag meaning you have clean lines and can see the product fully.

It's hygienic, too; the no-touch sensor opens swiftly and gives off almost a small whistle when you wave your hand in front of it, and it gives you enough time to let you pop in what you need. It's easy to clean inside and out and buffs up nicely. 45 litres is ample to fill up without it being an excessive amount of rubbish in your kitchen. Requires a few batteries that last for a few months. Overall it's a quirky thing to have!"

Pros

  • Infrared technology for automatic open
  • The lid closes after activity- no contact
  • Easy to clean with iron-coated body

Cons

  • Requires 4 x AA batteries - not included
  • May be smaller than expected

Best sage green tableware

Boasting four dinner plates, side plates and cereal bowls, this elegant and eye-catching Stoneware 12-Piece Dinner Set is perfect for large households. Add some much-needed colour to your kitchen plates. Move over, boring whites. Featuring a divine and chic matte finish, this stylish set is budget-friendly, making it a great option for those of us who are pinching our pennies. Plus, it's microwave and dishwasher-friendly: easy to clean and use. Bingo.

You can grab stoneware mugs or pasta bowls from the Sage Green collection, too.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly dinnerware collection
  • Features a chic, stylish matte finish
  • Microwave and dishwasher-friendly set

Cons

  • No customer reviews

FAQs

Why Do We Love Sage Green?

Not only does it complement all tones of wood beautifully, but it sits in any home, regardless of age, style or colour scheme. It’s evocative of nature, organic-looking and offers harmony in the home. In the Spring, green was growing, with green, olive and sage kitchens receiving a lot of searches online.

Further, Colour Expert and Dulux Heritage Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford, has predicted “Nature Luxe” to be the summer’s biggest interiors trend – which is nature-inspired.

Dulux Heritage has announced a rise in coastal and woodland paint colours, such as their Mallard and Sage Green colours, and has researched what’s on-trend for kitchens in 2023. Did you know that model and interior design lover, Vogue Williams, has redecorated her home with Dulux Heritage? With greens, greys and creams - reminiscent of the Irish seaside, her home now helps her feel grounded. How beautiful does that sound?

Stephanie King, Dulux DIY Paint Expert and Creative Lead says: “Blues and greens continue to reign supreme when it comes to shades for our homes, and there’s no surprise considering we find ourselves surrounded by these nature-inspired shades every day. The interiors world has had a big focus on biophilic design, and rich, verdant botanical patterns coming over the past few years, with saturated hues such as Mallard Green, Sage Green and DH Grass Green proving popular choices.”

How Can I Implement Sage In My Kitchen?

For this, we spoke with Jennie Nash, Senior Design Lead at Magnet Kitchens, who gave us her take on sage green kitchens. Whether walls, accents or accessories, we have tips for a sage green colourway. Sage green will exude a seamless country design feel, whether your main or secondary colours.

Cabinets – can go green! After all, sage green can offer a subtle statement to where you cram your pots, pans and Tupperware. Or, perhaps, you’ve got your kitchen storage in order… As for cabinets, Jennie from Magnet recommends going matte, pairing it with white marble or a quartz countertop.

Accents – present the opportunity to “bring the outside indoors through the addition of plants and planters,” says Jennie from Magnet. You can’t go wrong with a basil plant to add some “wow” to a hearty bolognese or some oregano for a vibrant summer Greek salad.

You can explore this natural, organic feel through soft furnishings, with sage green hand towels and oven mitts. If you’re going for something a little rustic, consider our vintage-inspired bread bin and cast-iron pot. Jennie Nash even suggests tableware essentials taking on this wholesome hue – a new dinner plate set doesn’t sound too bad. Pair with brass and metallic for taps and handles.

Lighting – complementary to a muted green space, Jennie says, can be: “a bright set of downlights [that] helps to create a light, airy and social feel to your kitchen space.” Having said that, something warm and pendant-like could really make your kitchen feel homely. Think brass or antique bronze.

Flooring – can vary, depending on what you choose for your kitchen. Luckily, Jennie has some ideas. For a light and airy sage green kitchen, they recommend “light cool-toned wood flooring.” After all, a natural, wooden element “will help to add an earthy feel,” for the ultimate nature-inspired kitchen.

On the other hand, dark stone flooring “will create a strong dramatic contrast in your kitchen space,” says Jennie. If you prefer a dark look for your kitchen, you’ll add some chicness, for sure - but, will miss out on the whimsicality that sage green can provide. Pattern tiling would be a great fit, also.

What Colour Goes With Sage Green Kitchenware?

Jennie Nash from Magnet Kitchens has some sage advice on colours that complement this muted green. On this, she points out that green is “directly opposite red on the colour wheel.” What does this mean? Essentially, these two colours “complement each other better than any other colours”.

Plus, since sage green has that on-trend muted tone that we all love, it “works best with pale muted reds, and pastel pinks and purples”. Having said that, adding a secondary green shade to the mix, helps create a “two-tone design”, giving your kitchen an ultra-modern feel, says Magnet. Further, muted greens look fabulous with an off-white or cream; they look very modern and chic, also. With vinyl kitchen wrap, you can add patterns around your kitchen for this tow-toned, stylish look.

For something a little more playful – and potentially cottagecore, “combine pale pink and sage green,” says Magnet. However, if a calming and nautical vibe is more your jam, “, consider pairing sage green with navy blue,” whether this is as a wall colour of your accessories. Your choice.

With a sage green, you can evoke a gorgeous feel to your kitchen. You bring the outside in – with organic tones, soft and sophisticated. It even pairs well with grey – doesn’t everything? Magnet adds that for a minimalist approach: “team sage green colourways with an exposed brick wall for an effect that seamlessly blends timeless and contemporary design elements.” Rustic, yet modern.

What Other Colours Are Trending?

If you’re not keen on sage kitchenware, there are a few other kitchen colours that are popular right now. For this, Jen Nash has some ideas on what’s hot (and what’s not) when it comes to kitchen colour ideas.

Blue – is another popular hue, rising in popularity due to Reese Witherspoon’s iconic powder-blue kitchen. With this, Magnet has been seeing searches for ‘beach blue kitchens’ on the rise. Who wouldn’t want a kitchen that reminded them of happy memories at the beach?

Jen comments: “…We are seeing lighter shades of blue kitchens increasingly grow in demand. These heritage-inspired shades offer a timeless, fresh and versatile approach but with an added sense of playfulness and personality, at home in both classic and contemporary spaces. Similar to green, the translucent, airy quality of these blue shades are evocative of nature - creating a feeling of serenity that works in tandem with the social demands and functions of a modern kitchen.”

Neutrals – are still reliable, despite maximalism becoming increasingly more favourable. When choosing a colour for your kitchen, it doesn't have to be bold. You can go for something neutral and understated - that's OK. Cosy, timeless neutrals are here for the long haul. We love that.

Jen comments: “Although we are seeing more people embrace brighter and more saturated colours in the kitchen and beyond, the minimalist kitchen trend and its accompanying neutral palette still hold strong in 2023. These hues have a space-enhancing effect and offer the clean and timeless finish all-white kitchens have so long been used for.”

Piper Huxley is a Homes, Gardens and Wellness Product Writer for A Modern Kitchen, specialising in cookware. When she’s not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Piper is re-watching a TV show or listening to a podcast.

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