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Nov 28, 2014

Stylish Christmas palettes

By: Lauren McPhillips

Stylish Christmas palettes Author: Style At Home

Colour
Nov 28, 2014

Stylish Christmas palettes

By: Lauren McPhillips
Christmas – it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Our homes become warm, cozy havens from the chilly outdoors, inviting guests with boughs of holly and crackling fires. And although we still appreciate the classic holiday colour combination of red and green, we’ve also come to love unexpected colour palettes at Christmas, from glamorous gold and black to pretty shades of pink to bold Yuletide yellow.

If you’re looking to change up your Christmas colour palette this season, try one of these 10 looks ranging from natural and minimalist to dark and dramatic.

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Stylish Christmas palettes

Winter whites

Create a winter wonderland indoors with a monochromatic palette this Christmas, from a snow-tipped tree to the stockings that line the mantel. Mix it up with soft textures like faux fur, cashmere and angora to keep things cozy rather than cold and stark.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Laura Moss Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Gold + pale blue

Sophisticated and sweet, a palette of pale blue and gold adds a bit of frost and a touch of sparkle to your holiday decor. Contrast warm gold flatware and bowls with cool blue linens and decorative accents for a chic Christmas tabletop.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virginia MacDonald Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Dramatic plaid

Whether you’re a born and bred Scot or just love the traditional look of tartan, Christmas is the perfect excuse for adding tartan to your home decor. For a dramatic colour palette, look to deep red, green and navy plaids paired with black, like the table setting shown here.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Joe Kim/TC Media Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Pretty in pink

For a modern take on red, try a deep fuchsia for your home’s holiday palette this year. Build on an already-feminine space and give it a festive touch with soft pink throws, ornaments, cushions and silky ribbon accents.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Au natural

If your year-round home decor veers towards a minimalist scheme, brightly hued Christmas decorations may seem out of place. You can still get into the festive spirit with neutrals, however, simply by using twigs instead of greens, cream felt ornaments and paper decorations.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Nicola Marc Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Blue + red

The perfect contrast of hot and cold, fiery red and icy blue make for a vibrant and playful holiday colour palette. Juxtaposed with heavy doses of white, this palette looks great in the kitchen, where existing blues can be made merry with crimson accents.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Gold + black

For the ultimate in glamorous holiday decor, look no further than a gold and black palette. Sophisticated and dramatic, this palette works for everything from dining room decor to stylishly wrapped gifts.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Ryan Brook/TC Media Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Sugarplum

Looking for a subtle and seamless way to integrate the holidays into your existing home decor? Introduce rich shades of purple in your gift-wrap and tree decorations, and swap out everyday accessories for sugarplum-hued cushions and throws.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Shades of green

Green is a timeless colour of the season, found in the natural decorations of holly boughs, wreaths and of course, the Christmas tree. But don’t just stick to forest green – tie in shades of kelly, lime and olive to add some depth to your holiday decorating scheme.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Bethany Lyttle Credits: Style at Home

Stylish Christmas palettes

Yuletide yellow

Often reserved for spring holidays like Easter, yellow is seeing a surge in popularity as a winter holiday hue. For a modern Christmas look, mix pops of the vibrant colour with classic white and silver.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Van Berkel Credits: Style at Home

 
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