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.
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.