Fun and Festive Christmas Color Schemes

Break out of the red and green rut with pretty Christmas color schemes that will wow your guests. From pink and green to silver and gold, we show you how to get your holiday decor looking merry and bright for the season.


Break out of the photo 3429229-1


Green, Blue, and Silver Color Scheme


This light and airy holiday color scheme incorporates light green, bright blue, and silver to create a sophisticated Christmas living room. Hang light green-and-blue oversize stockings from your mantel beneath potted lemon cypress trees wrapped in teal paper and green ribbon. Decorate your Christmas tree with an assortment of blue, silver, and green glass ornaments, and color-coordinate a sea of wrapped packages in blue-and-white to complete the color scheme.


 


Break out of the photo 3429229-2


White-and-Brown Color Scheme


Play up a minimal living room for the holidays with brown, gold, and silver accents. A frosted Christmas tree displays oversize silver and gold ornaments; white and brown wrapped packages are placed neatly beneath the tree. A glass-top coffee table holds tall apothecary jars filled with white candies and Christmas cookies.


 


Break out of the photo 3429229-3


Green, White, and Brown Color Scheme


An earthy holiday color scheme of green and brown gives a natural look to this Christmas living room. Green-and-white stockings hang from a wooden mantel, and light brown throw pillowssit on off-white armchairs. The colors are consistent through tree decorations, with bright green glass ornaments and creamy felt poinsettia flowers. Woodsy ribbon and an owl ornament wrap a light green box under the Christmas tree, and other patterned wrapping papers play up the mellow, earthy tones.


 


Break out of the photo 3429229-4


Blue-and-White Color Scheme


Mimic the icy colors of winter with this blue-and-white Christmas color scheme. Birch logs, frosted pinecones, and branches in white ceramic vases provide the indoor winter wonderland. Accent with blue velvet ribbon and clear blue goblets for  cool pops of color.


 


Break out of the photo 3429229-5


Silver-and-Gold Color Scheme


Let your indoor Christmas decor shine with this pretty silver-and-gold color scheme. Decorate your mantel with a silver-and-gold ornament ball wreath, cream stockings, and greenery. Add in ornament filled cloches and apothecary jars for decorative dimension. Adorn a frosty Chrstimas tree with silver, gold, and blue ornaments, and display gorgeous wrapped packages in the same hues to create a festive scheme that sparkles.


 


Break out of the photo 3429229-6


Turquoise-and-Orange Color Scheme Try a zesty Christmas color scheme using bright, contrasting colors -- such as turquoise and orange -- to give your holiday decor a bold look. Here, wide orange ribbon wraps large boxes covered in patterned turquoise paper and an urn brimming with oranges dresses up the bottom of the Christmas tree. A light blue coffee tables holds a teal vase of orange flowers and a footed dish filled with oranges; a blue-and-orange decorative pillows pulls the color scheme together on an off-white couch.


 

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm
beccabride
20
10/10/2010
beccabride

beccabride

  • 20
  • 21
  • 21.9k
796
Followers
799
Following

(6) Comments

beccabride
20
10/10/2010
beccabride

beccabride

  • 20
  • 21
  • 21.9k
796
Followers
799
Following

beccabride

Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-1


Red-and-Tan Color Scheme


Swap tan for white in this Christmas color scheme to give your home a vintage holiday feel. Light brown upholstery webbing is transformed into a large bow to accent this Christmas wreath, and tiny packages fill the bed of a red toy pickup truck. A handmade burlap pillow with Christmas words and phrases finishes the natural color scheme.


 


Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-2


Red, Pink, and Blue Color Scheme


Play up the color of holiday poinsettias with this unusual Christmas color scheme. Fuchsia-color poinsettia bracts (look for Polly's Pink variety) complement a ceramic dish filled with pink and silver ornaments in different shapes and sizes, an ideal decoration for your Christmas mantel or a holiday table centerpiece. The flowers and ornaments offset a blue-and-white striped couch with wintry accent pillows for a unique holiday look.


 


Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-3


Red, Cream, and White Color Scheme


Give traditional Christmas colors a break by removing the green and adding cream and white for a warm and cozy color scheme. Cream and red throw pillows -- with a cream rosette wreath above the chair -- add a warm element to the decor, and a three-foot tabletop tree adorned with red and white ornaments stands in a cream pot on a white table to round out the color scheme.


 


Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-4


Multicolor Festive Christmas Scheme


Celebrate the season with all the colors of the rainbow -- the bright hues are perfect for adding holiday cheer to a table. Create mini trees and wreaths out of ball ornaments by removing the ornament caps and hot-gluing the balls onto foam shapes.


 


Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-5


Red, White, and Blue Color Scheme


You've heard of Christmas in July, but now bring the spirit of July to your Christmas decor in December. Red, white, and blue is a classic color scheme that suits the holiday. Create stockings from red and blue felt; embellish with snowflake appliques. Attach stockings to antique wooden skis or other cold-weather icons for a winter scene.


 


Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-6


Teal, White, and Cranberry Color Scheme


Twist a classic color combination with cranberry and teal. For an easy tablescape, cover your table with a teal tablecloth and create place cards from family photos. Copy the photos onto light red paper. Make a cardboard frame for each photo and attach photo to the back of the frame. Place each framed image in a holiday-inspired photo clip or place card holder.


 


Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-7


Pink-and-Green Color Scheme


Typically thought of as a springtime combination, pink and green will add cheer to your home during dreary winter months. For this bright centerpiece, place a metallic bottle-brush tree in a heavy planter, weight as necessary with rocks or gravel, then cover the base with fake moss. Accent the room with patterned pink and green pillows to emphasize the color scheme.


 


Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-8


Red, White, and Green Color Scheme


If you prefer a more traditional approach to holiday decorating, try a red-and-white color scheme with added pops of green. This festive place setting combines the three colors with white chargers, a red place mat, and sprigs of evergreen tucked into folded napkins. A burlap runner, pots of moss, and apples offer inexpensive finishes.


 


Source

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Canooknic
5
07/19/2013
Canooknic

Canooknic

  • 5
  • 18
  • 5.74k
203
Followers
196
Following

Canooknic

We have multi-colored decor, and a purple & red tree. Not exactly my taste, but lovely and cheerful for my boys. I can have my grown-up style when they move out - only 14 years to wait!!! Lol
Posted on November 25, 2012 at 9:03 am
beccabride
20
10/10/2010
beccabride

beccabride

  • 20
  • 21
  • 21.9k
796
Followers
799
Following

beccabride

LOL - We have a multi-colored too. I have never personally done a theme, but maybe next year.  DH's family really never did much decorating, so he just lets me go to town on the decorating.  : )

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 10:20 am
shneffer
3
07/29/2011
shneffer

shneffer

  • 3
  • 14
  • 1.29k
165
Followers
168
Following

shneffer

I wish I could have a multi-coloured, anything goes tree and decor -DH is the "Christmas decorator" and needs to have everything a certain way. We have a green tree with red and gold (only) ornaments and every little figurine needs to have his "approval" on where it's to be placed around the house! He's going to get a rude awakening when Megan gets older and starts making ornaments at school -they ARE going on that tree LOL!!!!

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 12:24 am
beccabride
20
10/10/2010
beccabride

beccabride

  • 20
  • 21
  • 21.9k
796
Followers
799
Following

beccabride

LOL Steph!  I can't wait to see your decorations!  Part of me loves the mismatch of the multi-colored/anything goes tree and decorations, and part of me has always wanted to have a theme tree.  I am trying to convince DH that we could have 2 trees; one mismatched and one themed.  Maybe next year.  : )

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 2:07 am
jmbuss9
5
07/22/2012
jmbuss9

jmbuss9

  • 5
  • 17
  • 8.15k
319
Followers
305
Following

jmbuss9

This is great! Love this:
Red and Tan Color photo 3429230-4


I want to make it!! But maybe red and white like a candy-kane! ;)

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:04 am

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
Canooknic
18 posts
LauraSweet
17 posts
Levisjoe
14 posts
Uhlease
10 posts
zeuster
8 posts
krosa
6 posts