Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Colours for Your Home

Colour is more essential to decor themes than what shapes or objects are used, and when it comes to Christmas decorations the same principle holds true. Home decorators must have a colour scheme in mind before they begin to trim the room for the Christmas season. Traditional colours for December are still as beautiful today as they have been for hundreds of years, but the preferences of the family members living in the home should be consulted because the theme and joy of the season speaks best through colours that appeal.

Colour Combinations: Appeal and Preference

In order to decorate the home with an attractive colour scheme, the decorator should keep in mind that colours of similar depths complement and enhance each other. For instance, a medium hue of purple looks tremendously well with turquoise and other medium colours like medium green and yellow. Additionally, deep colours of reds, greens and blues mix well together.

Metallic colours like gold, brass, silver and pewter seem to enhance any colour scheme. They can be used in combination with any colour scheme such as deep colours, pastel tones and medium palettes.

Now, white, ivory or cream are contrasting colours. They look attractive and blend well with most colours.

Any colour scheme can look festive for the Christmas season and fit in a theme. Even purple Christmas trees chosen by little girls or creative adults can look superb for the season if the rest of the room and the trim on the tree are of the same depth of colour to enhance that purple hue of the tree.

Decor that Reflects the Joy

The colours of the home can be authentically and traditionally Christmas colours for December or they can be any colour scheme chosen and still have the Christmas cheer. People can express the essence of Christmas with their favourite colours. Homeowners can choose pastels, primary colours or medium hues. They can go metallic in rich gold with hints of deep purples and greens.

The main point to remember is that colours that look well together are those of the same depth, with the exception of metallic, white and ivory that can look grand in almost any colour scheme. By the combining of colours of similar depth and keeping that depth of colour consistent throughout the room, the joy of the season and the spirit of Christmas can be reflected in the home.

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