Essential Guide to Christmas Colors
Christmas isn’t just about red and green any more! You can spice things up with all sorts of trendy and modern colors… and still not sacrifice the feeling of Christmas. Here’s how!
I’m going to share my favorite colors of the season along with some examples of how I used them in my own Christmas cards this season.
Light blues, life Pool Party and Soft Sky, are now a staple Christmas color and are almost as popular as green and red for Christmas. You’ll most often see it with silver, white, or dark blue in winter weather related cards. It also looks great paired up with red and gold. A touch of black can also really make light blues stand out.
Holiday Color Guide
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One of the most eye catching colors of the Christmas season is red! Rather than putting the tried and true red and green together, try pairing it up with light blue. Red and gold create a really elegant look for Christmas and are also perfect for Chinese New Year. Once again, black makes an excellent accent color when paired with red.
Green is still trendy for Christmas. To give it a modern twist, try a different shade of green. Garden Green is the most traditional, but you could shake things up by using Old Olive or Pear Pizzazz instead. If you want to be really edgy, you could even mix in a little Lemon Lime Twist! Green with black, white, and gold make a really elegant card, while adding a little bit of pink to the traditional red and green creates a fun and modern look!
The two raspberry colors Stampin’ Up! offers are Berry Burst, which is a little brighter and pinker, and Rich Razzleberry, which is darker and more purple. You can use raspberry on its own or pair it up with other cool colors, such as blue, for a cool winter look. You can also substitute raspberry for red in the traditional red / green combo for a brighter version of the traditional combo.
Navy blue, or Night of Navy to Stampin’ Up! fans, is a gorgeous color to use for Christmas cards. It’s so dark, rich, and elegant and perfect for nighttime scenes of angels on high or starlight. It’s beautiful on it’s own or as a backdrop for metallic or even rainbow accents.
My favorite color of the Christmas season has to be pink this year. Pink gives cards a tropical or even whimsical feeling. Pink snowflakes seem especially to me. Snowflakes cannot be pink in real life, but on a card they can be any color of the rainbow, so why not pink?
I must admit that I didn’t think I would be so into pink on Christmas cards at the beginning of the season. I almost didn’t make any, then I was inspired to make pink cards by such awesome designers as Lauren Alarid, Charlet Mallett, and Shannon Lane. Click their names to see the gorgeous pink cards that inspired me!
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