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the color Sage

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Sage is created by mixing green and gray and earns its name from the herb used in most kitchens. It falls on the yellow side of the greens, and, thus, keeps some of the warmth from that hue. The gray in it, meanwhile, balances out its overall shade. The sage hex code is #BCB88A.


Named after the herb, it can also create feelings of warmth or distaste, and depending on personal experience with the color, you may either love it or loathe it.

Sage is best used with natural colors like light browns, creams, and forest green. It also plays well with oranges, yellows, and light blues.

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to sage.

Information about Sage / #BCB88A

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #BCB88A is made of 73.7% red, 72.2% green and 54.1% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #BCB88A is made of 0% cyan, 2% magenta, 27% yellow and 26% black. Sage has a hue angle of 55.2 degrees, a saturation of 27.2% and a lightness of 63.9%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #BCB88A has RGB values of R: 73.7, G: 72.2, B: 54.1 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.02, Y: 0.27, K:0.26.




RGB Decimal

188, 184, 138

rgb(188, 184, 138)

RGB Percentage

73.7, 72.2, 54.1

rgb(73.7%, 72.2%, 54.1%)


0, 2, 27, 26


55.2°, 27.2, 63.9

hsl(55.2°, 27.2%, 63.9%)

HSV (or HSB)

55.2°, 26.6, 73.7

Web Safe




74.067, -5.975, 23.946


42.467, 46.808, 30.838


0.354, 0.39, 46.808


74.067, 24.68, 104.009


74.067, 4.896, 33.619


68.416, -5.361, 18.114


10111100, 10111000, 10001010

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