Earthy hues of green create an excellent background colour in a bedroom. As the dominant hue in natural settings of lush vegetation, earthy greens feel tranquil and refreshing. With a basic understanding of colour theory or a helpful tool such as a color wheel, then it is possible to narrow down the best alternatives for bedding colors that match the cool, calming, natural tones of a sage green bedroom.
Shades of White
A traditional white quilt is a natural match in a room of any color. While you really can’t go wrong using a bed layered in all white or white off-white tones, adding some color with accent pillows and a throw adds interest and dimension. Pick up the color of the walls using a sage green toss. Add pillows with a floral pattern that contains the identical shade of green among other complementary neutrals such as beige. Instead, make use of a quilt which has a white or cream and sage green pattern.
Earth Tones in Brown and Beige
Earth tone hues of brown create an organic feel in a sage green bedroom. Layer the bed in hues of brown, starting with a beige quilt. Add a chocolate brown or caramel-colored toss. Include accent pillows in a variety of shades of cinnamon, nutmeg or cocoa. For a little luxury, use pillows with shiny, metallic fabric in hues of gold, copper or bronze. If the quilt is dark brown, then use lighter hues of beige and caramel to your toss and accent pillows. Earthy, muted hues of green such as olive, sage and evergreen may also be combined in.
The complementary reverse of green on the colour wheel is red. Using a quilt with dominant hues of red generates a striking contrast against the green backdrop. To maintain the look balanced and harmonious, use earthy or muted hues of red, such as dark hues of crimson, Indian red or burgundy. Patchwork or floral-patterned quilts with earth-toned reds or mild rose on a white or cream background make a beautiful complement using the wall colour. Quilts with hues of plum and purple make a satisfying counterpoint to a sage green background.
Blue and Green Harmony
Sitting next to each other on the colour wheel, the cool tones of green and blue produce a natural, harmonious matching. Powder blue and chocolate brown are usually used together on bedding, and the two of these colors go beautifully with sage green. Blue-green tones of natural turquoise or teal, blue-gray hues or combined muted hues of green and blue in a patchwork or floral quilt connect with sage green walls. An alternative is a monochromatic scheme of green. Use an olive or forest green quilt, accented with neutral shades of beige, brown and white on throws and pillows.