What colours bedeck your house for the festive season? Do you prefer the traditional colours of red, green and gold or have you fallen into the modern trend of any colour goes?
There will never be anything wrong with the traditional triumvirate. The deep forest green of the tree, the rich red of Santa’s suit and sparkling of gold will always represent the season. Some might prefer silver in place of gold but these colours resonate with children and adults and have been the palette of choice since Victorian times and still remain the most popular. You only have to look at www.xmasdeco.co.uk to see their undying longevity.
However, there are no rules and if your eye is drawn to a different colour scheme – whether to suit your home, be a contrast or simply because you love the colour – don’t hold back. From luscious lilac to tantalizing turquoise and everything in between, Christmas these days comes in all colours. Even in black and white!
If you want candy pink or audacious orange for your Christmas ornaments, a teal tree or a white tree, it is possible to create an amazing technicolour tableau for the time of the year that is most fun and we all look forward to, whatever our age.