During the Christmas holiday, people often decorated in colors and styles that they don’t display during the rest of the year.
Sometimes it is hard to figure out what colors work together though. Of course, we all know the traditional red and green.
But if you’re looking to branch out and rethink your decorations for this year’s holidays, check out all of these gorgeous color palettes to get your creative juices going.
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Holiday Color Palettes
Classic Holiday Color Palette
Let’s start with the most popular Christmas color palette – the classic or traditional holiday color palette. This color palette includes bright reds, quintessential greens, crisp blues and shiny neutrals like silver and gold.
A classic holiday color palette works in any home, because it is the go-to choice for many at Christmastime.
Classic Holiday Color Palette Decor
Here is how a classic Christmas holiday color palette looks in a home. The reds, blues, greens, golds, and silvers come together to look bright and cheery.
This look can also feel traditional or whimsical.
Expect to see all the classic holiday accompaniments – reindeer, angels, trains, Santa, stockings, snowmen, snowflakes, and more.
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Earthy Holiday Color Palette
An earthy holiday color palette contains many of the same colors as a traditional Christmas color palette.
But, instead of the colors having a brightness to them, each shade is a bit more muted. The reds are deeper, the greens have more gray in them, and the neutrals are not quite as bright.
An earthy Christmas color palette is good for someone who wants their home to look a little more refined.
Earthy Holiday Color Palette Decor
Here is how an earthy Christmas color palette can look in a home. As you can, the tones are similar to a traditional Christmas palette, but a bit darker and deeper.
The look feels a bit more formal and less playful. Instead, an earthy holiday color palette brings an elegance to any space.
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Pastel Holiday Color Palette
A pastel holiday color palette uses colors that you would traditionally think of when you think of Easter.
Pastel pinks, blues, blue-greens, purples, yellows and more are all used to make a very soft aesthetic.
Pastel Holiday Color Palette Decor
To create a pastel holiday color palette, choose items that have very muted colors, and use lots of different colors. Adding various textures also helps to create an overall soft look.
A great way to soften the Christmas tree when using a pastel holiday color palette is to put fake snow on it.
A pastel holiday color palette can look very elegant, but can also be whimsical.
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Bright Holiday Color Palette
A bright holiday color palette uses many of thes same colors as a pastel Christmas palette. But, instead of focusing on muted shades, this holiday color palette use the bright versions of the shades.
Bright blue, greens, pinks, yellows and purples come together to make a fun Christmas holiday look.
A bright holiday color palette looks playful and merry. It doesn’t necessarily have to look childish, but can be a fun take on Christmas decor.
Bright Holiday Color Palette Decor
Decor for a bright Christmas color palette should include a variety of different colors. Forget all the traditional reds and greens, and instead focus on the pinks, blues, purples, and yellows.
If you choose to throw green in, make sure it is a bright green.
A bright holiday color palette looks great with accents of white to really make the bright colors stand out. This color palette is very fun, and less formal than some of the more traditional color schemes.
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Shades of Blue Holiday Color Palette
A blue holiday color palette is also a very traditional Christmas color scheme. Pairing varying shades of blues with crisp whites and sparkly silvers creates a look that is elegant, and sophisticated.
This look will be popular this year among those who are adopting the Coastal Grandmother trend. But, a blue Christmas color scheme works well with many types of decorating styles.
Shades of Blue Holiday Color Palette Decor
To decorate within a blue color scheme just means to use all different shades of blue. Again, be sure to also use lots of white and silver too to make the shades of blue really pop.
A key to making this look work is to use various textures and sheens. This gives the different blues more dimension and makes a visually pleasing aesthetic.
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Neutral Holiday Color Palette
A neutral color palette includes whites, creams, tans, beiges, and browns. Togethers, these colors create a very calming aesthetic.
In addition to using glass or plastic ornaments, wooden Christmas decor items are essential, as they add a natural element.
A neutral Christmas color palette tends to be soft and lacking formality. It is popular among people who like the farmhouse design trend.
Neutral Holiday Color Palette Decor
To get a neutral holiday color palette, include a variety of items in shades of white and browns. Wood, opaque glass and faux pearl beads can work together to bring a balance of casual and fancy decor.
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Final Thoughts on Christmas Color Palettes
Choosing a Christmas color palette is a fun way to add your own design into decorating for the holiday.
You can choose to go with a color palette that matches your normal home decor, or decorate in a completely different style for the holidays.
No matter whether you like a formal or a casual holiday decor style, there is a Christmas color palette for you.
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