Decorating for the holidays takes planning, and with planning the first line of defense is time.
It may still be November, but the window for decorating, trimming, and decking our houses, trees and halls to the point of what defines holiday perfection closes sooner than later.
My rule of holiday decorating thumb is as follows:
Give yourself at least ten days to admire the fruits of your holiday decorating labor.
I’m deep in holiday color palette planning– leaning heavily toward a new traditional palette in the Christmas decorating color ideas department.
Traditional green and red remain timeless favorites, but have you seen some of the gorgeous color combinations decking the halls out there at the holidays?
I am so taken with some I thought a post matching interior paint colors with the holiday ornaments and decorations might inspire me and maybe some of you to take a more permanent position with the color palettes.
Inspiration is everywhere, especially at this time of year!
Hot ~ Sherwin-Williams SW6843
Strawberry Fields~ Sherwin-Williams SW1582
First Kiss ~ Valspar C1220
Strawberry Fields ~ Valspar C1219
Pharaoh Gold ~ Modern Masters ME660
Arsenic ~ Farrow & Ball No 214
Blue Orchid ~ Benjamin Moore 2069-50
Seal Brown ~ Pittsburgh Paint
Purple Easter Egg ~ Benjamin Moore 2073-50
Rookwood Medium Brown ~ SW2807
North Cascades ~ Benjamin Moore 1411
Victorian Mauve ~ Benjamin Moore 2114-50
Ashland Slate ~ Benjamin Moore 1608
Heritage Red~ Benjamin Moore
Blagdon Yellow ~ Benjamin Moore DC-43
Cajun Red ~ Sherwin-Williams SW0008
Riding Boots ~ Benjamin Moore CSP-300
Gold Ingot ~ Dutch Boy 2C 6
Tricorn Black ~ Sherwin-Williams SW
First palette card from left to right:
Thyme Green ~ Behr 420D-6
Saguaro ~ Sherwin-Williams 6419
Toque White ~ Sherwin-Williams SW7003
Kelp Green ~ Dutch Boy G14-2
Iguana Green ~ Benjamin Moore 2028-10
Second palette card:
Gecko ~ Sherwin-Williams SW6719
Jolly Green ~ Sherwin-Williams SW6931
From top left to right:
Tranquil Aqua ~ Sherwin-Williams SW7611
Parakeet ~ Sherwin-Williams SW6711
Nantucket Dune ~ Sherwin-Williams SW7527
Leap of Faith ~ Benjamin Moore 210
Silver Splendor ~ Valspar 7006-20
Jute ~ Olympic C14-4
Manakiki Greens ~ Devoe 30GY 12/257
Stone Blue ~ Farrow & Ball #86
Artichoke ~ Valspar 6003-28
Universal Umber ~ Valspar 3003-9B
2 thoughts on “New Traditional Christmas Decorating Color Ideas For The Holiday Season”
Great color palettes, Darleen! I try to coordinate my holiday decor to the furnishings at home. Traditional red and green will always be classic; but, they just don’t work with my decor anymore. Love the options that you’ve shared here!
As you point out, Shenita, the holiday color palettes are changing to reflect and adapt to the foundation color palette choices of today’s home decor. Your color scheme and palette crossed my mind as I wrote and sourced this post. As consumers and decoristas, aren’t we lucky that retailers and manufacturers have zoned in on this!