Unusual Christmas Color Schemes

Several years ago, I was doing a television interview with Breakfast TV on setting the table for Christmas. The host of the show asked what colors I had chosen for my own home for holiday decor and when I replied with “Pink, orange and chartreuse,” her eyes nearly fell out of her head. The shock that it wasn’t red, green, or metallic of some shade nearly killed her. Now, I love the traditional color schemes just as much as everyone, but you have to go with a palette that works with the colors already in your home. I decided to go with something unusual because of the colors I have in my drapery and furniture. I recently featured an article about a Christmas home tour that my Calgary interior design firm took part in. We decorated the craftsman-style home in traditional hues that accentuated the home’s paint and fabric colors. Today I would like to share with you some color schemes that are more unexpected, but celebrate the season with as much vigor as any red and green Christmas wreath.

Holiday image from Channel4, as referenced on the Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design in Calgary.Image via Channel 4

Blogspot holiday image, as referenced on the Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design in Calgary.Image via Big River Blog

Holiday interior image from Country Living, as referenced in the Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design in Calgary.Image via Country Living

Holiday image from Country Living, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design in Calgary.Image via Country Living

Holiday image from Ohh, as referenced on Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image courtesy of Ohh, Interesting

Sammy Girl holiday image, as referenced on Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design in Calgary.Image courtesy of Sammy Girl

Isn't it just Darling holiday image, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design in Calgary.Image courtesy of Isn’t it just Darling

Pink is feminine, completely unexpected and just plain fun! These pink trees create a soft and romantic look. The fuschia vintage ornaments add a jolt of color that makes me smile. I mentioned earlier that I have used pink in my own Christmas decor and I am so happy with it. For my house I have combined pink, orange and chartreuse ornaments on my living room Christmas tree. Sorry – no photos to share with you today because my decorations will not be up until the Canadian House and Home photoshoot is completed in mid-December. I’ll try to post some pictures later.

Trendy Tree holiday image, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design in Calgary.Image courtesy of Trendy Tree

Blissful Nest holiday ornament image, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image courtesy of A Blissful Nest via Southern Living

Better Homes and Gardens Christmas tree image, as referenced on Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Lisa Goulet Christmas wreath image, as referenced on Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image courtesy of Lisa Goulet Design blog

Porter House blue Christmas image, as referenced on Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image courtesy of Porter House Designs

Trendy Tree Christmas present image, as referenced on Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image via Trendy Tree

Robin’s egg blue and white reminds me of a Tiffany & Co. box and what could be more festive than that? This color scheme is frosty, serene and pretty. It’s easy to find ornaments in this hue because it is such a trendy one right now.

Starving Pinoy Artist black Christmas tree, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image via Starving Pinoy Artist

Ideal Home black Christmas tree image, as referenced on Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image via Ideal Home

Piglette black Christmas ornament image, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image via Piglette

Amazon black and white wrapping paper, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image courtesy of Amazon

Home for Christmas image, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image courtesy of Home for Christmas

Iffers Little Nest Black Christmas wreath image, as referenced on Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Image courtesy of Iffers Little Nest

These are not black and white photographs – the trees and ornaments are black! This color is not for the faint at heart, but I love the drama it creates and think it could be really elegant.

I encourage you to have some fun with the colors you use in your Christmas decor. The results, as you can see, are absolutely stunning!  What is your favorite color scheme for the holidays? Are you a fan of tradition or do you go for a burst of unusual color?

Cheers!

Jacqueline

Share

7 comments to Unusual Christmas Color Schemes

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>