Vicki Dvorak from Simply Hue wants to know which color scheme gets you in to the holiday spirit.
Holidays around the globe are celebrated in many different ways and with a variety of traditions, decorating styles, and holiday colors that are unique to each country. Below I’ve narrowed down a couple of color scheme options you might want to consider. When choosing a color scheme for your home, whether it’s for the holidays or year-round, first decide on the mood you want to create.
Do you want to have an atmosphere that feels warm and inviting or would you prefer a soothing, elegant place to come home to after the chaos of holiday shopping? Let us know which color scheme you prefer in the comments below!
Colors: Brown, Beige, Cream, Gray-Green, Silver
Have you ever thought about using brown as the basis for a color scheme in your home for the holidays? I honestly hadn’t until this year when I spotted the lovely inspiration photo for the collage of items above. Drawing from the colors in this photo, I chose several items from Etsy sellers that I thought would tie together nicely and create a soothing and elegant palette. Brown is a color you see often in nature. It represents security and stability. In its lighter tones, it’s elegant and calming and in its richer tones, such as chocolate brown or espresso, it’s luxurious and elegant. Add gray-green and cream to this color palette through your accessories. You might even want to consider painting an accent wall with one of these neutral colors!
For a home that feels festive and inviting during the holidays, decorate with red, green, white, and gold. Bring in rustic decor with nostalgic vintage pieces such as a rusty red sleigh, or a cozy plaid flannel throw blanket. If you would rather have a traditional color scheme with an elegant touch, bring in gleaming gold ornaments, sparkling strings of lights, and velvety rich-colored toss pillows. Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive, either. Visit local antique shops and discount stores, search for your items on Etsy, or think about what you might have tucked away from your childhood that would work with the color scheme you’ve chosen and the mood you want to create.
Which color palette do you prefer?
Since Etsy is a place that draws people from all around the world, we would love to hear how you decorate for the holidays! What colors do you use and how does this come out in your family’s traditions and customs?
Post in the comments below and have a wonderful and happy holiday season!
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