They say colour is a real leveller. It can mean the difference between feeling warm and contented or cold and alone. When it comes to Christmas, we obviously want the former effect when we think of festive displays and decorations.
There’s a lot to be said for picking well when it comes to colours at Christmas. If you care about trends then doubly so. What then, are this year’s must-have colours?
If you’ve not delved in for years and your decorations are looking a little forlorn, here’s what is en vogue at the moment.
Elvis might have been singing about a lonely Christmas when he sang ‘Blue Christmas’ but that’s far from the case in 2019. Green, red and gold may be the traditional festive colours, and will always be evident but this year, blue has joined the party.
It might not be the most traditional colour scheme but it’s certainly popular. Take a wander down any high street and you’ll see blue, blue and more blue. If you consider the varying shades and hues of this diverse colour, you can end up with a real variety. Icy light shades all the way through to rich royal tones mean you can make your display as subtle or as bold as you like.
Black and white
The enduring appeal of minimalist design and trends continues to lend popularity to this unusual and contemporary colour scheme. Yes, Christmas is all about the greenery for most, but some prefer something that fits their decor. If your home is a tidy, functional space, then this might be your understated choice year after year.
The multicoloured Christmases of the past are giving way to more refined choices. If black and white is an irresistible choice, then let yourself be tempted, why not?
What reminds you most of your Christmas as a child? For many, it’s the lights. In recent years, we’ve gotten used to the garishly bright and dazzling LED style that produces a brilliant white. There’s no doubt that it creates a glow that is unrivalled, but perhaps its time for a natural, warm and golden light to take centre stage again. The warmness and cosiness really shine through when you take a step back from flooding your rooms with the light of a thousand suns and becomes altogether more homely and welcoming with a softer, more considered shade.
Now, these are unusual, but have you considered a rainbow tree? Sure to go down well with those who love the more colourful side of life, they are a real departure from the norm, but if you’ve got a penchant for the more daring and out there decorating styles, this could be perfect.
Pair with equally garish and outlandish bauble, tinsel and other dressings to create a multi-coloured Christmas wonderland that really screams camp Christmas like never before!