Old and New Combined
Traditionally, the colours of Christmas are red and green, with white typically used as a base or trimming. The most common hues are the rich reds and deep greens that you see in the holly and mistletoe, but you can add a modern twist to these old traditions with a complete spectrum of colour gradients available for your use.
You can add fresh ambiance to your home with brighter greens. From bold glowing limes to velvety pastel pears, green will add a natural feel to your entire colour scheme.
Combine soft greens with daring reds to create a new look to the timeless colour combination, or you can match green with earthy shades like brown to create a grounding effect in your home amidst the rush and chaos of the holiday season.
Aside from tinsel and baubles, there are many more household items you can use to bolster your colour theme:
- Get a glass bowl and pad it with cotton wool; then put red and green apples in it.
- Garnish drinks or dishes with lime and strawberries.
- Dress up your lawn chairs, if you have any, with red covers to match the green grass.
Red and Green are Good, but Blue is too
A white Christmas, combined with holly’s red berries and green mistletoes, is a rare sight in Australia. We, Australians, traditionally celebrate this festive season under clear blue skies or in crystal-blue waters, so why not use blue as the foundation of your entire colour scheme?
Adorn your Christmas tree this year with blue, white and silver decorations. Then incorporate these tones in the tinsel, tablecloths, lights, candles and even jelly centrepieces. This will help impart a cool, summery feel in your home.
Gold and Silver – Not Just the Colour of Jewellery
Gold and silver are reserved for showcasing wealth and style – but no more. These colours are now common additions to Christmas decor everywhere. Perfect for minimalist designs, both tones give off a strong, shimmering look, but remember not to go overboard.
Gold and silver are both naturally reflective, so it’s not difficult to make brilliant decorations using them in combination with Christmas lights. Consider your home décor when attempting to create the right vibe.
Bring warmth to your home with amber-toned LED lights.
Use white or blue lights if you like cooler shades.
To add an elegant touch, place strings of coloured lights through a base of platinum colours.
Try different combinations until you discover the colour scheme that you like to use this Christmas, and don’t forget to have fun while doing it!
PS. I'm thinking Orange might be a nice change this year, how about you?