I’ll Have A Blue Christmas: Decorating With Blue

Traditional red and green remains the traditional contender for the most recognized color palette of the holidays.  I’m not one who normally detours (much) from established, traditional, time honored and proven design and decorating institutions, but there is a time and a space that calls for doing just this.  Holiday foundation colors complement home decor accents and accessories and guide the directed holiday theme or pattern in decorated spaces.  Holiday decorating with blue has inspired me to invite this accent color to stick around after the holidays.

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As it is with design and decorating, the color palette is the starting point for inspired creativity.  A new dining room paint color and a beautiful angel figurine in ethereal blue guided the decorative selections for our Louisiana French themed holiday tree.  There is no denying the association between decorating with blue, French accents and Louisiana. Joyeux Noël!

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The power of one distinct color can inspire and transform an entire space, and when done right, can lead the way to a color aha moment.

holiday-Chael-Distressed-Pine-BookcaseKosas Home Newmar Distressed Pine Bookcase

Although not a true blue per se, the gray in the distressed pine bookcase is all the blue needed to place the French accent mark on très bien!

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Source and ye shall find Parisian perfection, decoratively speaking.

blue-dining-roomCountry Living Magazine – Tria Giovan

Traditional greens of the holiday season frame the old barn doors and antique demilune window cupboard in tandem O Tannenbaum.

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Filigree Aubusson Area Rug in All-Over Blue

Table lamps and tassels – wonderful home decor options for introducing accent colors.

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Lamp: Marketplace Decor via ebay  Tassels: Hobby Lobby

Decorating with home decor accents and accessories in new traditional holiday colors broadens our palette horizons and inspires the look long past the holiday season.

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