Our eyes can see about 10 million different colors.
Colors speak to our emotions and can have big impacts on our moods. Festive Christmas reds can provoke feelings of excitement and gold, yellow hues make us feel warm and safe. When you mix in a splash of green you have a tranquil holiday scene.
Interior paints inspired by Christmas colors are a wonderful way to transform your home for the holiday season. With the right color scheme, each room can tell a story.
You can tell the tale of a bright exciting Christmas day or a soft fireplace romance. Everyone who sees the scenes will always remember how you’re home made them feel.
If you’re ready to have a jolly good time, read on to find out how to use holiday inspired interior paints.
Coordinating Christmas Colors
To create a nostalgic Christmas feeling, you’ll need the right color scheme. Christmas colors are traditionally golds, reds, greens, and snowy whites. Yet, today there are many alternatives, warm holiday color options.
If you’re just starting to build your collection of decorations, try to stick to a color scheme. When the ornaments coordinate with the wall colors, you’ll create a Christmas themed home. There are many different types of Christmas themed homes.
Here are a few examples of the different Christmas color schemes you could use:
- Rustic vintage Christmas
- Bright magical wonderland
- Snowy Christmas night setting
- Silver/Glittery Christmas
- Traditional Christmas colors
- Modern Christmas
- Jingle Bell Rock Party Christmas
A great place to start is by evaluating your home’s current color scheme. You may be able to play off of colors that already exist in your house. Do you know what your home’s color scheme is?
Think about the colors you keep in your house when it’s not holiday season. If your house doesn’t have any color scheme, you can start to create one now.
Before you hire a company to help with your project, make sure they operate with a high level of professionalism. You should always feel comfortable with the contractors who will be working in your home.
What’s a Monochromatic Color Scheme?
When colors are in harmony with each other you can call them monochromatic. Harmony doesn’t mean every color is the same. Instead, you’ll have a well-balanced room with dramatic color variations.
For example, you could choose a gentle red color for the main wall. Then use different hues of red for your decorations. Have fun and be creative as you play with your interior palette.
Smoothly Transition Room Colors
One of your goals should be continuity from room to room. If one room has a cold wintery feel, the next room shouldn’t be a brilliant red theme. Instead, the next room could be more silver than white and slowly you can transition to louder colors.
One way to help the rooms tie together is to get multi-colored decorations. Ideally, you should find several decorations that all use the same 3 colors. Let’s say you find garlands that use gold, silver, and red. Then you can use paints in separate rooms, using those colors.
One room will be gold, one silver and one red themed. In a common living area, you’ll use the multi-colored garlands. While each room expresses its own individuality, the entire home will be one visual delight.
Jolly Shades of Red
What do you think of when you think of Christmas reds? Some of us instantly jump to bright red candy canes while others see the red of Santa’s suit. Christmas red colors will spice up your entire interior design.
Here are some traditional and nontraditional Christmas paint colors:
- Sundried Tomato Red
- Raspberry Red
- Salmon Red
- Orange Red
- Ruby Red
- Crimson Red
- Rusty Red
- Sangria Maroon
- Traditional Red
- Rose Red
- Pink Hue’s
- Red Wine
- Cinnamon Red
- Chili Red
- Fire Engine Red
The size of your room can play a big part in the red color that will work best. Larger rooms will do well with more dramatic colors like fire engine red. However, when you have less space the room can feel boxed in with a loud red color.
Festive Shades of Green
If you want a traditional Christmas, red and green are the perfect colors for your design set up. Here are some of the different traditional and traditional green Christmas colors for your home:
- Light Mint Green
- Pistachio Green
- Sage Green
- Blue-Green Turquoise
- Emerald Green
- Pear Green
- Lime Green
- Olive Green
- Chartreuse Green
- Pickle Green
- Shamrock Green
- Bright Green
You can blend green with red colors, or cut out the red shades altogether. Green and brown work marvelously for a rustic, or vintage Christmas setting. The two colors blend well together, just like they do in nature.
A green Christmas tree with brown ornaments will create a soft warm look. You can complete the feeling of the room with a gentle mint green paint. If you like frogs you could even try adding a few festive froggies to your decorations.
Frosty Shades of White
Snow is scientifically peaceful and calming to look at. The serene feeling that comes from seeing a fresh coat of snow is unlike anything else in the world. If you want to bring peace on Earth to your living room, you’ll need a white color scheme.
Here are some of the traditional and nontraditional white Christmas colors:
- Ghost White
- Baby Powder White
- Ivory White
- Cornsilk White
- Silvery White
- High Reflective White
- Frosty White
- White Mint
- White Flour
Find decorations that use snowflakes to help complete the frosty feel. If you only want to use white in one room, make sure that room transitions from a soft color. For example, the white wonderland living room would go great next to a soft green kitchen color.
Find the Right Professionals
After you pick out your favorite Christmas colors, you’ll need a team of professionals.
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