19 Gorgeous Sage Green Nails For Your Next Manicure

Getting your nails done is a great way to indulge in some pampering and self-care. 

19 Gorgeous Sage Green Nails For Your Next Manicure

It can help to boost your self-esteem and make you feel more put together.  However, picking new styles can become overwhelming after a while.  Thankfully, there is plenty of inspiration available online.

To make things even easier for you, we have put together a list of some of the most gorgeous sage green nails that will make your next manicure extra special.

Whether you are looking for something simple and professional or perhaps something a little more extravagant, there is something for everyone below. 

Gorgeous Sage Green Nails

Sage is a beautiful shade of green that looks great on everyone. There are so many different things that you can do with this earthy color.  Below are some ideas for sage green nails that can help to inspire your next trip to the nail salon. 

Patterned Sage Green Nails

Sage is a stunning shade of green that boasts warm earthy tones, yet it doesn’t have to be overly sophisticated.  Using this color to create patterns on your nails is a great way to keep things fun and interesting.  Below are some ideas for patterned sage green nails.

1. Shades Of Sage Patterned Tips

If you struggle to choose the exact shade of sage that you want to use on your nails, this is the perfect look for you.  This design is a fresh take on a traditional French tips style. 

Instead of plain white tips, they are painted with different shades of sage green.  To make the design more fun and dynamic, the tips feature wavy lines and slants.

2. Sage Green Nails With Rose Polka Dot Pattern

For those of you who enjoy having patterns on your nails but want to keep it more subtle, this could be the design for you. 

The majority of your nails are painted with a solid sage green color, any shade works for this.  A statement nail is created with nude polish and delicate sage roses painted near the tips. 

3. Sage And White Patterned Tips

Pale shades of sage can be incredibly effective, especially when paired with a warm-toned pink. 

This is another design that provides a fresh and modern take on classic tips.  The base is created with a warm, neutral pink, and pale sage is added to create defined tips.  To add some fun to the design, thin, waved white lines are applied in a whimsical fashion. 

4. Sage Green Nails With Yin And Yang Pattern

If you are a fan of single, statement nails, this could be the perfect sage green pattern to add to your next manicure.  All but one nail is painted in a solid coat of sage green. 

Your chosen statement nail features a beautifully simple yin and yang symbol.  The symbol is created using white and sage green nail polish.

5. Light Sage Green Nails With White Cloud Pattern

For a super subtle pattern that can be mistaken for simple, plain nails from afar, this is the design you need.

This design works best with a pale shade of sage to allow the pattern to blend in from a distance.  White nail polish is used to make small shapes on the nails that look similar to clouds in a sage sky. 

6. Sage Green Nails With Individual Flower Patterns

For those of you who just want to add a little bit of child-like fun to your nails, this simple, flower-patterned statement nail is a great way to pep up your look.  This design works with any shade of sage that you prefer. 

The polish is applied to each nail as normal for a basic coat.  On a single statement nail, an individual flower is painted.  For more fun, you can also add a flower to each nail. 

7. Sage Green Nails With Two-Tone Leaf Pattern

For a nature-inspired sage design, these two-tone leaves are perfect.  You can choose to apply this look to all your nails or keep it to just a couple and apply solid color to the others. 

The pattern is created using sage green polish for green leaves and black polish definition and smaller leaves. 

8. Muted Sage Green Nails With White Leaf Detail

One of the things that make sage such a beautiful color is the earthy undertones that it has.  These nails, created with a muted shade of sage really highlight the natural tones of the color. 

The delicate white leaf details also tie into the nature theme of the nails and bring the whole look together. 

9. Sage Green And White Patterned Nails

If you struggle to decide on a single pattern for your nails, there is no reason why you can’t do more than one or even a different one on each nail. 

Although this might sound like too much for some people, using pale tones helps to keep it from being overwhelming.  You can choose whatever patterns you like to have on each nail.  

Glittered Sage Green Nails

Sage is a great color for making patterned nail art, however, it can still be a bit plain for some people.  If you like your nails to have a bit more pizazz, adding some glitter details can make a huge difference to the look.  

10. Shades Of Sage Glitter Nails

This look is perfect for anyone who is indecisive about the shade of sage they want to use on their nails. 

Each nail is painted with a different shade of the stunning green color, from almost black to white.  Best of all, the polishes used in this look have a subtle amount of glitter in the formula to make your nails pop.  

11. Sage Green Nails With Delicate Glitter Details

For a more subtle overall look, these nails incorporate a small amount of pale sage polish with some delicate glitter details. 

For this look, some nails will be painted with a solid color while others will just be tips or tips and cuticles.  You can use a polish that has glitter already or you can add the glitter afterward. 

Simple Sage Green Nails

If patterns and glitter aren’t your kinds of vibe, some simple sage green nails could be just what you are looking for.  Below are some of the most gorgeous sage green nails that are perfect for formal, professional, or serious occasions. 

12. Sage Green Nails And Slanted Tips

Sage green is a stunning nail polish color that looks great on practically anyone.  With this look, you can paint some of your nails completely with your sage polish. 

Other nails can have the tips painted to create a lighter look.  Painting the tips on a slant makes the look a little bit more fun. 

13. Shades Of Sage Tipped Nails

If you like the idea of just having the tips of your nails painted to keep things simple and understated, this could be the look for you. 

Instead of painting all of the tips of your nails with the same color, like a french manicure, you can choose different shades of sage.  This adds a bit more fun to the classy look. 

14. Simple, Solid Sage Green Nails

If you are in need of a simple and elegant nail design that is perfect for more formal or professional settings, this is the look for you. 

These nails are super simple and are the perfect accessory to make an outfit look classy and polished.  Simply apply a single shade of sage to all of your nails for a classic look.

15. Solid Sage Nails With Sage Tips

If you like the professional look of the simple, solid sage green nails, but you also want to inject a little bit of fun and playfulness to your nails, this is the look that you need. 

Two or three nails are painted entirely with solid sage polish.  The remaining two or three nails are then painted with the same shade of sage, but only on the tips, like a french manicure. 

16. Dark Sage Green Solid Nails

Sage is a wonderful color, but it often comes in light or pale shades that aren’t to everyone’s preferences. 

Thankfully, there are some beautiful dark shades of sage that are available from various nail polish brands.  This look, with dark sage green polish, is more intense and dramatic than some of the other looks on this list. 

17. Rich And Warm Sage Green Nails

If the previous shade of sage was a little bit too dark and you still want the beautiful green hue to take center stage, this is the color that you need for your next manicure. 

These nails use a rich and warm shade of sage green polish to create some beautiful, simple, green nails.  This is a simple look that you can easily create yourself. 

Extravagant Sage Green Nails

If you thought that the simple nail looks were beautiful but not quite what you want from your own nail art, these designs could be more up your alley.  Below are some of the most beautiful, extravagant sage green nails to inspire you.

18. Bejewelled Sage And Clear Nails

If you want to make sure that your nails are the center of attention wherever you go, these are the nails you need to emulate.  The sage green color is only applied to the tips which help to ensure that the design isn’t overwhelming. 

On top of the nude and sage polish, diamantes, jewels, and nail jewelry can also be added.  Creating this look on long acrylics allows you free range to get as creative as you want. 

19. Marble Sage Green And Gold Leaf Nails

If the previous design was a little bit too extravagant for your tastes but you don’t want a simple nail design, this could be the perfect look for you.  This is a design that can be used on natural and acrylic nails depending on the appearance that you prefer.

The base of the nails should be nude or neutral.  The tips are then painted a pale shade of sage.  The tips do not have to be neat.  Gold leaf is then applied to the top of the nails to add some glamor. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sage An Appropriate Color For Work?

Whether you prefer light or dark shades of sage nail polish, there is no reason why it wouldn’t be an appropriate choice for your nails when you are at work.  There are obvious exceptions for workplaces that don’t allow painted nails of any kind.  

Sage can be quite an understated color that can sometimes go unnoticed, especially with the lighter shades.  This can be perfect for a workplace where you are required to maintain certain dress codes.  

It is also important to consider the type of design that may or may not be deemed appropriate at your workplace.  What is appropriate will depend on the field and location that you work in. 

For some workplaces, simple, painted nails are fine but anything more is not allowed.  For other workplaces, more extravagant nails with extensions and jewels can be perfectly appropriate.  

Does Sage Have Any Meaning Behind It?

Colors have many different meanings in different cultures which can be something that needs to be considered if you are having your nails done before you travel. 

However, if you are just having your nails done in the US, you might be interested in whether the color means anything. 

While there isn’t a widely understood meaning behind the sage green, there is something that is associated with the word sage.

This term is often used to describe someone as profoundly wise.  This means that sage green can be a good nail color to choose when you have an important meeting or interview at work. 

Final Thoughts

There are so many different ways that you can make sage green nails look amazing.  Whether you want a simple, single color on your nails, add a little bit of glamor with glitter, or want to go all out with jewels, there are plenty of looks that you can choose from. 

Use the ideas in this list as a reference or to get some inspiration for your own, unique nails.

Willa Price

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