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How To Use Colors In Christmas/Holiday Decorations

Updated on October 21, 2015

Christmas, In Every Color Imaginable

For all who are dying to do something totally different and refreshing for your Christmas decorations, this hub is for you!

Christmas is here again, and as it is the tradition, holiday decorations adorns store windows, aisles and shelves. Elves, Grinch and Santa figures dressed up in festive outfits or costumes. And, don't forget the salvation army guy with the church bell at every store entrance. He only get to do this once a year. It's his one chance, once-a-year call to a world too busy to notice the needy around them, and actually give. This year though, he may see a 37% drop in the noise that hits the bucket every time someone empties their pocket change.

One thing that set's this season apart from all the others is the red and green colors and glittering decors that's a common theme everywhere. A theme we can't seem to get away from. Or can we?

That's right, forget the usual red and green Christmas, it's getting old. I for one I'm tired of the same ol' same ol' red, green, gold glitters I see everywhere. Who said Christmas decorations only has to be in red and green? Grandma maybe, but what say ye?

"We want pretty, girly colorful Christmas ornaments and decorations!!!".

How To Choose Your Christmas Theme

So this year I plan to go against the norm. I just need to decide on a new theme. To do this I need to work with what I already have working for me. You know, like, the color of my wall or furniture.

If you're thinking of getting away from the old green, red, and gold Christmas theme, you'll have to look around your home and see what works. If you have a purple wall, then one or two of this hub's featured theme might work for you. If you have a neutral color wall of décor, then you may have a whole lot of options to choose from. Here are some pretty, colorful, girly Christmas theme that even the 'real men' in your life are sure to fall in love it. You may actually win grandma over with these colorful Christmas theme:

Pink and Purple Christmas Theme

Pink and purple may be what most people will think of when choosing a wedding theme, but these two colors look gorgeous when used in Christmas decorations. You can use them in combination with other colors like lavender and turquoise.

Pink and purple ornaments, garlands, and even Christmas trees can be found in stores such as, TJ Maxx, Marshall's, and Macy's. You may even be found these on online stores.

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Turquoise and Lime Green Christmas Theme

This theme borrows a little of the green from the traditional red and the green Christmas theme, but make no mistake, this, is not your usual green. Lime green is in a class of its own among the green family of colors.

It brings life to every other color it comes in contact with, especially when paired with turquoise. This is a theme I'm seriously thinking about for my Christmas theme. I might deviate a little and throw in some pink shades in the bunch. Kind of like a turquoise, green, and fuchsia blend, with a look very similar to that in the first image of this hub, fruity blend I call it.

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Grey and Red Christmas Theme

Grey and red may not seem like a likely Christmas theme to you at first, but don't write if off yet. I know the color grey does always seem to get the bad wrap for being boring and uninteresting, but not when it's paired with an elegant, majestic color like red.

Decorating with the grey and red Christmas theme may actually pose some challenge, especially if you don't already have these two colors in place. Remember, the goal is to always start with what you already have. For instance, a room with a red or grey wall, or, white or cream wall will be perfect for decorating in this theme, because the theme is already in place, which makes it easy to just build on it.

Red and White Christmas Theme

If you must use red in your Christmas decoration, do it with class. A red and white Christmas theme is definitely one to behold. It's a theme that's pleasing to the eyes. We're talking no green, none whatsoever, except for the dough that your hubby will have to shell out to make it happen, if you know what I mean.

If there's any elegant way to decorate for Christmas, and I'm talking about the "Jackie O." type of elegance, that will be the red and snow white Christmas theme. You'll love it, and so will your neighbors and friends, if you can pull it off. Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Spray that green white!
Spray that green white!
Spray that green white!

Royal Blue Christmas Theme

This is a great eye-catching theme that's been around for a while, though not as old as the traditional red and green theme. You can play around with a royal blue theme by mixing with some neutral colors. Colors such as silver, white, cream works really well. Yellow and gold are other colors that blends well with royal blue, if only those baubles come in yellow!

Time To Take Your Pick!

Which Christmas Theme Did You Favor?

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More Christmas Themes?

If none of the afore-mentioned themes meets the criteria for what you're looking for, then you might want to consider the following:

  • All Pink Christmas Theme - With white baubles, pink lips images, and lollipops hanging on the tree.
  • A Black and White Christmas Theme - Complete with silhouette black cats or bats tree ornaments.

Other Ways To Incorporate Colors Into Holiday Decorations

A common theme in all of the Christmas decorations above is the use of eye-catching colors or color mix. Color helps to enhance a sense of festivity. But, if you're a little hesitant about all these colors, and you'll rather stick with the usual red and green ornaments that's been a part of your family's Christmas/holiday tradition, here are some subtle ways to use colors and still keep what you have.

  • Use colorful, bubble-gum shade of color gift wrappers. These would definitely add a splash of festivity to your home décor.
  • Colorful candles are a great way to add some colors around your home. Light them up and you also get the warm feelings of the holiday.

Having said all that, just one note. Christmas is less about the decorations than it is about the one who came with the gift of life for all mankind. The one and only Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind. That's who it's all about. So, don't get all hung up on the decorations, make it all about the real reason for the season.


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Author: Comfort Babatola - © 2013


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    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I love pink, white and red at Christmas. Our place is small now so I don't get to use all my decoration like I once did. Enjoyed your hub voted up.

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Ahh, DeborahNeyens! I was hoping you'll drop the red and green for something spiffy, and colorful. Don't mind me. Thanks though for casting your lot with the turguoise and lime green.

      Appreciate your stopping by to read, comment, and vote.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      I'm a traditional red and green girl, but I always use the multi-colored lights on my tree. And I do love the look of the turquoise and lime green!

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Go with the red MsDora, but pleeeease add some pink, white, purple, anything but the hunter green!(sad face) Just kidding! Christmas wouldn't be christmas without the red.

      Thanks for the read, comment, and vote.

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Who would think that all these colors could create a Christmasy décor? However, I'll have to have some red. Thanks for this lovely presentation! Voted Up.

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      @teaches12345 - Glad to share and thanks for the read, comment, and votes. You are appreciated.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I usually use my old décor which is red, green, white; but your photos convince me that red and gray; blue and green are very attractive and can add a new touch of beauty to Christmas. Lovely share!

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Thanks faythef - Your votes and comments are appreciated.

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      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      so pretty....Its beginning to look a lot like christmas.

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      @billybuc - I love those too! They are so festive and colorful.

      Thanks, for stopping by to read and comment.

      Have a happy 'frugal' thanksgiving! :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What great ideas! I love the pink and purple and would have never guessed it would look so great. Wonderful suggestions!