Christmas Color Schemes that Create Magic-According to LiLu
Virtual Fun with Christmas Color Schemes
Every Christmas presents an opportunity to fill your home with magic and cheer in the winter months. Living in Minnesota, I really enjoy adding a layer of sparkle and magic to our home over the month of December. I feel like this is even more important in 2020 so I updated this post with two new Christmas color schemes. If I could, I would do a new theme for Christmas each year. My children, however, love the traditional Christmas décor they are used to! And since I adore them…I work to make their Christmas as heart-warming and nostalgic as possible for them.
So, I thought I’d have a little virtual fun creating five color palettes I would love to do and hopefully inspire you to have a little fun creating a fresh look this Christmas.
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Red and Green
Red and green is the most classic of Christmas color schemes. I love adding just a touch of gold and silver to this classic look with ribbon or embellished glass ornaments! Adding the sparkle elevates this color scheme.
The triple wreath from Balsam Hill is another way of adding a new twist to this look.
Silver and Gold
Silver and Gold are nostalgic for me and bring to mind the Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer animated special of my childhood.
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Mean so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On ev'ry Christmas tree
Silver and Gold is also a classic Christmas color scheme! Since I love adding a twist to any classic, I added the lacquered magnolia wreath!
Bronze Christmas Color Schemes
New for 2020. Urbane Bronze is Sherwin Williams's color of the year for 2021 and I think it's time to jump on board with bronze as a new metal for Christmas decor. It has an earthy, grounded appeal, which feels right for this year and since it is next year's color of the year, I think it will have staying power.
A blue Christmas doesn’t have to be about the blues! While it does call to mind another Christmas song by Elvis, more recently we have been using this Christmas color scheme to families who celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas.
It’s also just a great modern look! After all Sherwin Williams has picked Naval as their color of the year for 2020
The glass star here is a great modern look for a Blue Christmas.
For a truly modern Christmas, try decorations in the color of Benjamin Moore’s color of the year for 2020 First Light or a blush pink with a slight blue undertone.
Pretty and light, this Christmas color scheme is sure to lift spirits and create a calm vibe in your home over the holidays! An all ornament wreath is a beautiful touch and these hand-blown candle holders from Glass Baby keeps the look fresh.
Keeping things simple can be appealing, so this final look is all about simple and natural.
Blooming paper whites, combining greens and pinecones, burlap ribbon and all things natural can create a Zen vibe that feels fresh. The special touch here is a magic wishes ornament you can fill yourself with a wish for the new year and a blessing for those you love.
Fresh, happy, and optimistic, teal and aqua are a natural mood lifter for Christmas cheer. Slightly nostalgic and full of zest! These colors for me are the clear winner for 2020.
7 December, 2019 at 9:46 am
My personal favorite is always pink for decorations – love these!
7 December, 2019 at 9:58 am
Love all these schemes and your moodboards do such a good job of showing the color combos. I want them all!
7 December, 2019 at 7:00 pm
I love all of these especially the silver gold and then blue! Oh and the blush too! Very cool mooodboards.
7 December, 2019 at 8:35 pm
All beautiful collections, Lisa, and beautifully presented! I especially love the classic silver and gold scheme. It has such a timeless, elegant appeal!
8 December, 2019 at 2:34 am
Love the blue and the blush combinations.
8 December, 2019 at 6:58 am
I love seeing all the visuals of the different color schemes! Thanks!
8 December, 2019 at 7:26 am
This is really a beautiful post, Lisa! And I actually clicked on, and watched, the video of Elvis singing BLUE Christmas while reading. What a nice touch to have a little music along with such beautiful inspiration! Re: my favorite? I couldn’t pick just one!
8 December, 2019 at 8:31 am
Lisa, I love all of these palettes! I do three trees and they are all themed and color coordinated to the room. This makes me want to add even more trees! A perfect inspirational post.
8 December, 2019 at 10:55 am
I love how you created color schemes! I think my favorite is the blue but I do have a soft spot for the blush!
8 December, 2019 at 2:59 pm
Lovely examples Lisa of these color schemes for Christmas decorating. My fav besides the natural is blush being a color I love to wear and everyone looks great in a room painted this color too.
7 November, 2020 at 6:25 am
Hi Lisa: I love the way you’ve freshened up this post for this Christmas and now, I can tell you that I prefer the NATURAL color scheme. I wonder what everyone else will choose??
7 November, 2020 at 7:23 am
Each one is beautiful and the corresponding mood board makes me want to try them all. I love the teal although I’m still a traditionalist at heart and silver and gold, or red and green are the colors of all my existing decor.
7 November, 2020 at 10:11 am
I love your two new updates for this year – natural is such a reflection of what we have embraced in 2020, and I adore all things teal so this one really speaks to me! (I especially love that teal nutcracker ornament) We get to indulge the urge to do different tree themes in our commercial holiday decorating projects, which is fun, but I totally get your kids need for nostalgia too!
7 November, 2020 at 10:41 am
My favorite is Blush Christmas – all the others are so predictable and pink looks so fresh!
7 November, 2020 at 9:45 pm
Wow, these are all beautiful! Oddly, I am drawn to the bronze and the pinks, when I normally always go for the blues or white and gold/ silver. I might have to try bronze this year!
8 November, 2020 at 1:01 pm
I love all of the colour schemes. The Mister and my daughter are true fans of red and green for Christmas. Me? I’m game for changing it up!
9 November, 2020 at 8:42 am
This is beautiful, and gets me super excited for the holidays. Thank you, Lisa!