Beyond Red and Green: 5 Unique Color Combinations for Christmas 2017

Tired of the same old, traditional decorations every Christmas? This year, go for a few unconventional holiday hues when decking your halls.


Sure, you could stick with the red and green standard when decorating your home for the holidays this year. But if you’re looking for a fresh take on Christmas trees, wreaths, and holiday centerpieces, try one of these cheerful color schemes to make things merry and bright.


1) Green, White & Brown

If it works for Mother Nature, then it can work for you! Earth tones are popular in home décor, so it makes sense to carry the color scheme into your holiday trimmings. Decorate your tree with solid green and white balls and wooden or jute ornaments — pop in a few mercury glass ornaments for extra sparkle. Then, weave in long strips of burlap for a natural-looking garland. Finish off with pretty white twinkle lights to set the mood. Carry the theme to the fireplace mantel as well with green and white stockings and an evergreen garland.


2) Blue & White

Create a winter wonderland in your dining room with a frosty blue and white color scheme for your table. Lay a white cloth runner down the middle of your table and place wispy branches in white ceramic vases down the center. Weave in various shades of blue satin ribbon for a layered, multi-tonal look. Hang frosted pine cones from the backs of the chairs with the same blue ribbon. Accent all-white place settings with translucent blue drinking glasses for a final colorful touch.


3) Jewel Toneschristmas

Jewel tones are a perfect way to add a little glam to your holiday décor. Use them to inspire your entire color scheme, or add a few pops of color against a green or white backdrop. Dress up a plain green wreath with glittery purple, gold, and deep-green fern fronds. Cover candles or vases with a jewel diamond wrap. For a centerpiece, choose flowers in rich, dark tones and place them in a mercury glass vase on top of a white tablecloth. Then tie your favorite jewel-toned ribbon around the vase.


4) Multi-Colored Sparkle

Bring back childhood memories with an updated take on those multi-colored strands of lights we all remember so well. Bright colors will bring holiday cheer to any Christmas tree or centerpiece. Create your own mini tree or wreath out of multi-colored ball ornaments. Remove the little caps from each one, then hot glue the ornaments onto foam shapes that can be purchased at any craft supply store. Mix and match various sizes for added dimension and visual interest.


5) Turquoise, White & Cranberry

If you aren’t quite ready to let go of the red and green scheme but still want something new, this fun twist might work for you. Turquoise and cranberry are a festive color combo that you can use to brighten up your holiday décor without straying from a traditional color palette. Go with deep shades for maximum impact, or choose muted colors for a more subtle look. This fresh Christmas palette works great for tablescapes, Christmas trees, mantelpieces, banisters — you name it!


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