When we were children, Christmas colors were: red, green, white associated with metals in silver and gold. As the years have gone by and new trends have come in, it`s come to my realization that we no longer have to stick to those traditional Christmas colors.
Christmas is a season. With every season come different weather patterns. In most parts of the west, it’s winter during the Christmas holidays, while in Kenya, it’s mostly hot with scattered rainfall.
While the traditional Christmas colors are still relevant, we are at liberty to play around and accentuate other colors to reflect our current environment in Africa.
In this article, I will highlight three ways to introduce new colors to your Christmas decor this year.
- Cool colors – these are colors that evoke a sense of calmness, relaxation and, some serenity. Cool colors include green, blue, purple, and variations of those colors. Blue is the only primary color within the cool spectrum. Greens take on some attributes of yellow and purple takes on some attributes of red.
- Warm colors – these are colors that evoke a sense of warmth, energy, fierce and intense. Warm colors are red, yellow -primary colors and orange that is a combination of the two.
- Neutral colors -neutral colors are those that lack intensity or saturation. In the context of Interior design, neutral means without color.
- Neutrals such as beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and shades of white appear to be without color, but in many applications, these hues often have undertones.
Here are a few examples of different ways to include the colors we have mentioned above into your Christmas decor.
- You can add color through wrapped Christmas gifts.
- Plants and natural objects
- Christmas ornaments and decorative objects
- Linen and fabrics