is a time that lifts everyone's spirits, when all the homes in the neighborhood
come alive with lights and decorations. However, if you've gotten a bit tired
of seeing the same red and green decorations year after year, it may be time to
come up with a new look.
metallic pinks and blues to minty green, there are plenty of color palettes you
may not have considered for the holidays. Read on for a few tidbits on deciding
which color scheme might work for your holiday décor.
Some Sparkle with Metallics
is a magical time, and there's no better way to capture that feeling than with
glittery, glam metallics. Pepper your tree with glittering ornaments in shades
of silver and gold, or go all-out with a totally metallic tree that shines like
the star of Bethlehem. For a subtler look, incorporate brassy hues into your
tablescape with luxe fabrics and pillar candles.
a Blue Christmas
Blue may not be the most traditional
yule-time hue, but it has been a popular palette for several years now (and it's certainly beautiful for Hanukkah!). Blue is a
natural alternative to red and green because it perfectly reflects the beauty
of a chilly, snowy landscape. Whether you're working with midnight blue,
Tiffany blue or somewhere in between, the shade works especially well with
winter white and silver. Try incorporating blues into your ornaments,
stockings or wrapping paper.
don't have to wait until Valentine's Day to pull out your favorite pink décor.
If pink is your signature color, then by all means let it guide your holiday
style, too. You could go the subtle route by scattering pink ornaments and
decorative items throughout your home, or you could fully commit with an all-pink
tree, from its branches (artificial, of course) to its ornaments and lights.
The look is distinctly feminine and completely unique. The most important
element you need to pull this off? Confidence!
your style leans toward another era, pale mint green is an effective way to
capture a vintage look in your holiday décor. Classic without being
predictable, this paler cousin of the classic holiday green suggests the
decorations of days gone by. Search your local antique stores for mint green
ornaments and décor, or find them brand-new — the color is becoming as popular
today as it was generations ago.
Bold with Black and White
This palette is perfect for the simplicity of a more contemporary home — black
and white. Think black is too dark for the holidays? Not so! Paired with pearly
whites and a sprinkling of silver, the look is bold and classic at the same
time. Whether you choose a black and white theme for your tree or use the hues
on your tablescape, you're sure to create a chic look that will impress guests
with its originality. If you're going to try this pairing, it's a good idea to
use the black in smaller doses to accent the white.
For more of my home décor ideas, visit me at The Christmas Tree Market blog. And if you're debating
autumn palettes right now, you might enjoy this post! Happy decorating!