Christmas Color

Do you, each Christmas season, pull out carefully labeled boxes of holiday décor full of memories, green and red ornaments, and beloved traditional decorations?  Or, are you the person who can’t wait to shop with a new color palette in mind, creating festive décor with non-traditional colors and a different theme each year?  Regardless of your tastes, putting up decorations and adding some holiday color to your home makes this time of year special.

As a watercolor painter, color is always inspirational to me.  This year I’d like to share a few color palettes that I believe have their own unique charm. 

Blue Christmas:
Blue holiday décor brings a cool, wintery feel to your home.  If you live someplace tropical and long for a frosty Christmas, decorate with blue.

Add a beautiful icy blue wreath to your door.

The wrapping paper you choose becomes part of your décor...I found this gorgeous paper on

I love this blue themed table setting.  Notice all the little details that make it special.

Orange Christmas
Think of the colors you see as you sit by a cozy fire.  Yellow, gold, rust and vibrant orange tones; these colors will make your house feel welcoming and warm.

And, with these colors in mind...

Decorate literally…use oranges within your orange holiday theme…

These bright orange snowflakes are cheerful and welcoming!

These sparkly rust orange ornaments flicker like firelight. 

White Christmas with Gold & Silver accents
Are you longing for snow this Christmas?  White decorations add warmth to your home as well as an elegant wintery feel. Adding gold and/or silver is icing on the cake.

Isn’t this a peaceful setting?  I love the idea of having stockings at the end of bed.  On Christmas morning the children can rush in to get cozy with you and delve into their treats.

Beautiful creamy white, gold and silver Christmas presents…

Pink Christmas

Look for vintage ornaments on Pinterest or Etsy.  Age adds interest to a pink Christmas theme.

Use pastel pink with brown accents to create a soft, peaceful room you want to sink right into.

Have fun with your tree! Ribbon, ornaments and artfully placed sprigs make this pink tree worth a second, third and fourth look.

Good luck finding your Christmas color inspiration.  I’d love to hear what you come up with!