How to Create a Unique Holiday Color Palette for Your Home – On a Budget!

There’s no better time of year to flex your eclectic decor muscles than the holiday season. The catch, though, is that those who love to create a different holiday color palette and style each year can find themselves tight on funds and on storage space. The solution to both these problems is to re-use certain decorations each year – in conjunction with new ones.

Because blue is such an adaptable tone – and one that’s outside of the traditional red and green Western Christmas color scheme – re-using blue holiday decor is a fresh and practical way to create affordable and unique holiday color palettes for years to come.

Below, see for yourself with these examples from an array of talented designers, stylists, and bloggers.

#1: ‘Chinoserie Chic’ Tabletop Decor

Source: The Home I Create

In this holiday tablescape, Linda from The Home I Create uses non-traditional holiday accents like disco ball ornaments and a chinoserie ginger jar within a simple yet unexpected blue, white, red, and silver color palette. Whether it be a tablescape or another design, there are endless options for how to decorate with a blue and white chinoserie jar – for all the Christmases to come.

#2: Gold + Blue Ornaments

Sources- Left: Homebase, Right:

Blue ornaments are show stoppers because they’re a departure from the typical Christmas tree decor. If your holiday style is modern and minimal, use gold and jewel-toned blue ornaments to add some allure to a minimal Christmas tree alternative. Take a cue from Homebase and hang deep navy blue, black, and gold ornaments – along with string lights – on an empty wall. Or, get inspired by and decorate potted branches with bold cobalt blue and gold ornaments.

#3: Eclectic Blue Ornament Collection

Source: Southern State of Mind

With the right integration of textures, tone, motifs, and metallics, a monochrome blue ornament collection will always make a space feel like a unique and cheery winter wonderland, even when seen on a traditional Christmas tree. This eclectic Christmas tree design from Southern State of Mind pulls influences from boho, modern vintage, and coastal styles. With a monochrome palette, you can cohesively add ornaments from many styles as you collect them over the years.

#4: Multicolor Christmas Tree Palette, Balanced With Blues

Sources: Left- Design by Early Hours, Photo by Binky Nixon, Right – Sincerely Sara D

Blue is the best color to balance out a bold palette without using a neutral tone. On the left, the bold, vintage-inspired Christmas tree designed by Early Hours is balanced by jewel-toned navy blue ornaments. On the right, the glamorous and whimsical tree designed by Sincerely Sara D uses warm, feminine tones in contrast to navy.

#5: Teal + Navy + Green Vignette

Source: Creative Boutique

The teal, navy, and green color palette in this design by Creative Boutique is inspired by the vivid tones in peacock feathers. This nature-inspired holiday color palette can be re-worked with different Christmas plants or other accents; teal is one of the easiest bold colors to work with.

For more on decorating with accent colors, head here. To see all holiday season posts from P.P.S., head here.

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