Fresh Color Palettes for Holiday Decorating

Abigail Sawyer | 06 Dec 2012 | Seasonal Trends

Were you a little weary pulling out the same old Christmas decorations this year? It may be time to find some fresh holiday colors to liven up the look of your home this season. We love that this dining room maintains a modern black and white palette while splashes of traditional holiday crimson add a festive feel.

Holiday Dining Room via Houzz user Lauren Hufnagl

Holiday Dining Room via Houzz user Lauren Hufnagl

Many of us deck our halls (and mantles and trees) with decorations that have been passed down from parents and grandparents. The heart of the holiday season is tradition, so we’re bringing you Christmas decor palettes that will blend heirloom decor with new bright-hued treasures for a chic contemporary look.

 

Dusty Berry Hues

Ride On Time Palate via Colour Lovers user hana*

Ride On Time Palette via Colour Lovers user hana*

Add holiday cheer to a neutral year round porch palette with small doses of winter red and green in natural elements like berries, greenery and burlap.

Eclectic Christmas Entry via Houzz user Rene

Eclectic Christmas Entry via Houzz user Rene

 

Soft Snowfall Tints

Wintry Magic Palate via Coulur Lovers Xxtayce

Wintry Magic Palette via Coulur Lovers Xxtayce

White and metallic pieces bring memories of glistening snow and bright treasures under the tree. Make these special pieces stand out against a wash of muted pastels. Make glossy and gilded finds glow even more by stringing around lots of warm white lights.

Holiday Mantle via Houzz user Restyled Home

Holiday Mantle via Houzz user Restyled Home

 

Lustrous Gilded Tones

Luxe Christmas Palate via Colour Lovers user abigaile12

Luxe Christmas Palette via Colour Lovers user abigaile12

Sweeping swaths of gold with pink accents makes for a unexpected holiday palette. Instead of high-contrast cherry red, pairing greenery with pink creates a softer palette that looks sophisticated, and not over the top girly.

Pink and Gold Mantle via Houzz user Regina Gust Designs

Pink and Gold Mantle via Houzz user Regina Gust Designs

 

Blinds and Shades in Holiday Hues:

Blinds.com Brand 3/8" Double Cell Light Filtering Shade

Blinds.com Brand 3/8″ Double Cell Light Filtering Shade in Teaberry

This cranberry hued Blinds.com Brand 3/8″ Double Cell Light Filtering Shade will blend perfectly with a muted holiday palette, plus – the double cell construction will give your windows extra insulation to keep your house cozier and block winter drafts.

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw