Forget Red + Green: 22 Homes to Inspire Your New Christmas Color Scheme

'Tis the season to stick it to tradition and try something new.

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December 06, 2017
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Soft + Subtle Sage

A sage fireplace surround serves as a fresh twist to the traditional evergreen of the season. This earthy hue appears cheery and effortless, paired with cozy ivory, muted mauve and glowing, golden string lights.

Smoky Gray

Not a stitch of red in sight, and this tablescape is still turning heads! Deep, glossy gray dinnerware, glimmers of silver and lush, organic accents create a major, moody wow factor for this outdoor holiday soirée.

Rock Rosy Hues

What better way to celebrate the season than by rockin' around a rose, red and popping-pink Christmas tree? We're especially smitten with this color palette for a bright white tree, like the one seen here. Up the glam, and add in the mirrored, gold accessories throughout for an Instagram-ready tree, perfect for any blogger-babe's home office.

Warm + Fuzzy

Use this saturated yard garland as an energetic inspiration to shape a warm, welcoming home for the winter holidays. The rich array of colors yields a youthful, nostalgic energy creating an ideal backdrop for the many festive memories to come.

Electric Lime + Cobalt Christmas

In search of a bubbly, unexpected and one-of-a-kind color palette to transform your home for the holidays? Look no further, friends. Get your funky chicken on with bright cobalt blue, lime green and mirrored silver for a unique, disco-inspired space.

Neutral + Natural

Calling all our farmhouse-loving friends! This mix of neutral browns, cream and black hues paired with texture-rich details (faux-fur stockings, anyone?) creates a killer combo that is certain to steal your heart this holiday season.

Navy + Gray + Brown

Dark colors don't have to be dreary. In fact, they can be downright luxe and lovely! Accomplish this look by mixing navy with grays and brown for a rich, fresh spin on holiday hues. Be sure to incorporate a mix of natural textures that can make a space feel warm and welcoming, such as wool, faux fur or a touch of on-trend velvet.

Minty Fresh

Lover of all colors that are light and bright? Leave the rich ruby and evergreen combo to the traditional decor lovers, and stick to your palette preferences instead. It is your house, after all. Mint green accents make marvelous additions to any soft color scheme already in play. And, honestly, can you even, with this adorable, fresh-n-ruffled coffee filter Christmas tree? We can't either; it's just too cute!

Opulent in Orange

All things natural come together to make this orange-adorned tree a perfect choice for a family who loves cooking, the outdoors and living organically. Additionally, the orange-adorned tree is perfect for those who strongly dislike the typical red and green color combination. Let's just say, this tree has a little something for everyone.

Snowy Chic

Dreaming of a white Christmas? We'll cross our fingers (and toes!) for you. But in the meantime, you should deck your the halls for the weather of your wishes. The crisp white accents add an instant chic factor in this living room and demonstrate a cool, contemporay way to design your space for the winter holidays.


For those of you focused on the fun and festive holiday spirit, this look is for you. Swap the traditional gold star for a daring disco ball, and envelop your tree in color with rainbow-hued streamers from top to bottom. How's that for fun and festive?

Mix Blue + Metallics

If ever there is a time to turn up the drama in your design, it is now. Right now, friends! Shimmer through the season with brillant blue hues with silver and gold accents.

Elegant Earth Tones

This simple tree is ornamented with pinecones, brown glass balls, bronze disco balls and letter and number stencils for a unique twist on traditional tree decorations. The brown and green color scheme continues below, with chocolate-colored paper packages tied with twine resting under the tree. To complete the earthy ensemble? A yellow yarn wreath, light green polka dot stocking and green stuffed toys add color against the moody brick wall.

Blush, Blue + Gold

We are really feeling this feminine, flirty palette of blush, navy and gold. Trust us, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more fabulous color combination to surround yourself with while watching seasonal movies and sipping on (spiked) apple cider.

High Impact Black

We don't need to convince you. This picture says it all. Take note, and make an ultra-chic statement in your home with graphic black and white decorations.

Forest Green + Blue + Black

Forest green is a deep color that's surprisingly versatile. Use forest green as your dominant color this holiday season, and freshen it up with soft blue and sleek black accents.

Night-Sky Navy

Celebrate in celestial style. Deep, navy blue and shimmering star-inspired accents create holiday decor that will last you through New Year's Eve. Winning much?

Lovely Lavender

One of the largest factors in pulling together a cohesive holiday color scheme? The Christmas tree, of course! Everything on and around the lavender tree coordinates with the rest of the room, from the dove gray and white tones to the ribbon garland, ornaments and glimmering gift wrap on its branches.

Glitzy Gold + Dramatic Peacock Hues

Make like a peacock and show off this year. Take a page, or in this case shades, straight from our flamboyant, feathered friends. Use glossy gold paired with rich, saturated purple and teal throughout for a showstopping seasonal display.

Wintry Weathered White

Swoon-worthy, soft-white letters seen here offer a gracious greeting for guests and set the scene for a delicate, seemingly effortless Christmas design. The wintry gray and white create a perfect palette for homes of all styles. Farmhouse, midcentury, trendy-cozy Scandinavian? Check, check and check.

Sweet in Pink

Pastel pink and gold and silver accents are the perfect confectionary color scheme to complement winter white in this glamorous living room decked out for the holidays.

Ivory + Denim

This sweet tree skirt proves it's possible to create a classic Chistmas palette, sans red and green. A repurposed quilt creates a charming, cottage-style skirt that surround the pretty pine in shades of soft ivory and denim blue.

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