Christmas – Choose Your Colour Palette

The Christmas countdown has arrived.  The madness and mayhem of the silly season is upon us. But there is no need to panic! Over the next few weeks, I’m going to bring you lots of idea’s, tips and inspiration for wowing your guests this year.  And you can also follow my Christmas Board on Pinterest for even more ideas.

We’ll start with the colour scheme. When it comes to decorating your home, do you stick with a favourite colour scheme or style, or change it year on year? Or perhaps you mix and match with sentimental ornaments you’ve gathered over the years.

I tend to alternate my Christmas colour schemes year on year.  Last year’s theme was silver and pink.

Emerald Interior Christmas 2012

As this is possibly our last Christmas in this house, I’m leaning towards a traditional theme of reds and greens. However looking at these daring colour combo’s, I may have to rethink that plan.

Purple and red is not a colour combination that you would normally use together but it makes a very striking scheme on this image from

How about this for daring?  There is nothing traditional about this tree adorned in bright blue and lime green oversized decorations and feathers from Unexpected Interiors 

Purple and white Christmas treeA frosted purple and white theme from Pinterest 

While red and green are traditional Christmas colours, but lime green gives this mantle display a contemporary twist.  Image from ReStyle Group

Little girls would just love this shocking pink colour explosion. Image from
purple and white christmas theme
Another purple and white combination from The Paul James Home

Make sure your tree gets it’s 5 a day by adding apples and oranges. Image from Tobi Fairley Interiors

A stunning colour combination of brown and purple on a white tree.  Image from Decor Demon
Candy tree
There’d be no need to pack away the decorations from this lollipop and gingerbread tree from Just Short of Crazy.  A trip to the dentist may be required though 🙂
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What colour scheme are you going for this year?

About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.

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