Sage Color


Sage is pale, warm-toned shade of mid yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid blue, red magenta or mid cyan

Inverse Color #615a78
Complementary Color #8e87a5
Color Shade: mid yellow (74° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 58.82% (better contrasting with white)
Sage Color Sample
Sage Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9ea587

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Sage Color. The Aloe Vera Tea color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Laurel Grey (#aaaca2) for more calm effect. Try Tea Leaf Mouse as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#8e87a5 is the best complementary color to Sage. Mid blue shades generally complement the mid yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #9ea587 complementary color is Manatee, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, mid yellow, and yellow green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Sage are #a59d87 and #8fa587. Thus found on the left and right of #9ea587 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Tallow and Envy colors as they work well with Sage.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Sage palette consists of #9d87a5 and #878fa5 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#8e87a5). Try Amethyst Smoke and Manatee colors in combination with #9ea587, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #9ea587 offers a combination of warm magenta and mid cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Sage. Thus Bouquet and Granny Smith giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Sage contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Manatee, Cascade, and Mountbatten Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #9ea587 square combo is a palette of mid yellow, green cyan, mid blue and red magenta shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Sage tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#8e87a5) and two others. The Granny Smith is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Pharlap – 120° from the complementary Manatee. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #879ea5 and #a58e87.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9ea587 is made of 34% red, 36% green and 29% blue. In a HSL mode Sage has a hue angle of 74°, a saturation of 14.29% and a lightness of 58.82%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9ea587 is made of 2.75% cyan, 0% magenta, 11.77% yellow and 35.29% black ink.

HEX #9ea587
RGB Decimal rgb(158,165,135)
RGB Percentage 34%, 36%, 29%
CMYK 2.75, 0, 11.77, 35.29
HSL hsl(74,14.29%,58.82%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(74,18.18%,64.71%)
CIE-LAB lab(66.4654,-7.8766,14.736)
XYZ xyz(31.9289,35.9286,28.1738)