Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Color Swatch Switch: Christmas

On an ordinary day, red may remind you of pouty lips and green may remind you of, well, plants. But in December, it stands for one thing and one thing alone: Christmas.

From as early as September, we see these two colors in abundance everywhere. And how can we not? Red and green are the colors of the embodiment of the holiday. 

However, there is only so much that one can do with these colors. Looking for new ways to color your Christmas? Here are a few color swatch suggestions:

Winter
Different shades of blue, white, silver


Inspired by the season when Christmas happens, this color swatch would make one think of snow, snow, snow. Perfect for those who are not really fond of the color red, this combination works well with this generation’s kids as it is reminiscent of the Disney hit Frozen.

Holiday Pop
White, shiny neon green, electric purple, yellow, orange, deep blue and bright aqua


This refreshing splash of colors incorporates the season that is usually attributed to kids with a particular set of hobbies and interests. Borrow this concept in your designs dominated by these colors that are inspired by pop music, EDM and Andy Warhol. This color swatch is a great selection for unique decorations used in Christmas parties for tweens, teens, young adults and art and music lovers.

White Christmas
White, silver and gold


Certain classics never grow old, and this concept is definitely one of those. Bring out your best glassware and silverware, light a few candles and use splashes of gold and silver to highlight or accentuate your all white background and you're all set. Because of its classy nature, this color swatch is the perfect choice for those who want to go classic without using any of the convenient green or red.

Fireplace
White, pine green, various shades of brown, warm yellows, deep blues and purples and a hint of crimson red


Unlike most themes, this simple color swatch is more focused on nostalgia, memories and peace and quiet. Think family time, gingerbread men, cinnamon in your apple cider and marshmallows in your hot chocolate. This almost neutral palate is also sure to be the favorite of conservative ones those who want to celebrate this holiday in the most wholesome way possible and who do not want to change much of their everyday decor. 

So what are you waiting for? Get those minds and hands working and enjoy the holiday!
 


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