Thursday, May 5, 2022

Trending Colors: Island Sage

Man washing his hands in a white kitchen with sage tile backsplash.

On vacation on Anna Maria Island, Ashley and Dino Petrone never imagined that their play time with their family would spark their next project. The brains behind Instagram’s @arrowsandbow, Ashley and Dino had already completed several upscale RV renovations. 

When they happened upon a little inn on the island in need of some TLC, they knew what was up next for them. They put in an offer and it was accepted before the vacation was over. Eight months later, Joie Inn was born.

Joie Inn bathroom collage with sage tile in the shower and champagne bronze faucet.

Driven by Color

The story of Joie Inn is a story about color. Beach communities are known for their vibrant colors, and Ashley wanted to be a part of that, but she also wanted to give the colors a fresh update. She turned to the natural environment for inspiration. Sunsets, crashing waves, and sea oats defined the color palette inside Joie Inn as much as it did outside. 

Vibrant in a warmer, trendier way, the four colors Ashley selected were featured in one of each of the four suites. This updated vibe is youthful, welcoming, comfortable, and still reflects the beachy feel of the surrounding buildings on the island. 

The Sage Room

Named for its color scheme, The Sage Room is a large 700 square foot suite on the second floor that overlooks the pool. The gray green featured in this room is the same color you’ll find when you step outside and head down to the beach. 

Sea oats and rolling waves inspired the color choice and you’ll find it everywhere from the bedding and backsplash to the decor and throw pillows. 

Mood board of sage colored things with champagne bronze metallics and accent colors.

Why Sage?

Sage is the hottest color of 2022. In fact, Minwax, Benjamin Moore, Better Homes & Garden, and Sherwin Williams all named it their color of the year. Why? It’s a flexible and warm color that can wear many hats.

Sage is a neutral color. The gray-green shade easily works as a blank canvas that makes room for other colors and patterns. It fades into the background in the same way gray or beige can but with a whole lot more interest. 

On the other hand, sage can also be a feature color that can easily be a center of attention. It’s a beautiful color for a statement wall, makes a lovely accent sofa, and can even play heavily in decor.

Warm colors are the new go to in today’s interior design color palettes, and sage is the champion color. Its soft green and warm greige influences create a welcoming ambiance and laid back personality that embodies everything that is the island of Anna Maria.

You’ll find sage in the bathroom tile, kitchen backsplash, bedroom linens, even sprinkled across the living area in incidental pillows and decor. It’s the perfect backdrop for a relaxing vacation that feels like home, only on the beach.

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