Sage is a grey-green resembling that of dried sage leaves. As a quaternary color, it is an equal mix of the tertiary colors citron and slate (both confusingly also known as olive in different sources). The hex RGB color value of the Sage swatch at right is BCB88A. 
^RGB approximations of RYB tertiary colors, using cubic interpolation."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2012-12-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) The colors displayed here are substantially paler than the true colors a mixture of paints would produce.
^William J. Miskella, 1928, Practical Color Simplified: A Handbook on Lacquering, Enameling, Coloring And Painting, pp
^John Lemos, 1920, "Color Charts for the School Room", in School Arts, vol. 19, pp 580–584