11 Wintry Color Palettes That Work Year-Round

Are you ready to take a break from the traditional red-and-green holiday color scheme this year? Try out these seasonal and sophisticated color palettes for inspiration.

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September 28, 2016
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Taupe + Cobalt + Black

Blue's frosty tones are perfect for the holidays. Mixed with textural taupe and hints of graphic black, this combination feels like a gorgeous wintry morning in the mountains.

Ivory + Lavender + Charcoal

The dark gray grounds the palette, while the lavender and ivory give it a casual yet slightly romantic feel. These toned-down hues are calming and distinctly modern.

Cream + Soft Gray + Slate

Thin birch logs wrapped in LED wire lights add a natural simplicity and festive glow to a light gray wall. Hues of cream, soft gray and slate blue are perfect for both year-round decor and a more contemporary holiday setup. Get the How-To

White + Gold + Chartreuse

We love this combination for its versatility. The white and gold are seasonal classics, so you likely already have decor to work with in these hues. The chartreuse is a clever addition that gives the palette a fresh, perky vibe.

Powder Blue + Periwinkle + Teal

By mixing a variety of blues together — then introducing a shot of teal into the mix — you elevate the palette to something a bit more upscale.

Ivory + Gray + Spruce Green

Nature's a pro at creating beautiful color palettes. This slightly earthy combo works well together, thanks to its organic simplicity. Keep ornaments, gift wrap and decor in shades of ivory and gray, and let your tree and garlands shine.

Orange + Teal

The holidays are all about indulgence, and there's something really decadent about orange and teal together. They're also somewhat opposite
one another on the color wheel, which is why this delicious pairing works so well.

White + Red + Black

This color combination is timeless yet modern. The mix of textures gives this clean, simple place setting a chic, sophisticated feel.

White + Taupe + Red

It's amazing how you can modernize a traditional palette by tweaking one color. The red, now a lighter, rosier shade, instantly gives this combo a trendier vibe. If your furniture is primarily neutral, this is a must-try.

Gold + Black

Gold is a classic holiday hue with its touch of sheen and shimmer. Add a matte, black element and you instantly have a luxe look that can go well past the holidays.

Bright White + Kelly Green

This combination of cheerful Kelly green paired with a crisp white is modern with a vibrant, festive twist.