{Holiday Color Palettes}: What's Your Favorite?

Holiday color palettes really are some of my favorites. And as we get closer and closer to December, I'm starting to think about them a lot here lately. Whether you're a traditionalist and love your deep green paired with classic red, or whether you're a little more modern in your decorating with colors like shades of blue or even metallics like copper, silver and gold... One thing is for sure, everyone has their own idea of what colors put them into the holiday spirit.

I personally love the palette above because it puts a new spin on the classic red and green palette by using a cool shade of mint. Plus, who doesn't love the idea of sipping cocoa on a chilly winter day?

Another color palette that's really fun for the holidays is this one! Why not mix shades of blue and green with a deep shade of cranberry red? I love how fun and playful this palette feels.

Metallics like gold and silver always have a way of looking magical during the season. But why not add a touch of red and maybe even a touch of black? I love this palette because it's subtle and yet so sophisticated.

And isn't this a great palette? I personally can't keep my eyes off of those egg nog cupcakes. YES, I said egg nog! Sounds fabulous, right? Oh, and these colors are pretty fun too! Are they not?

Want a winter palette that's a little more unique? Why not mix cranberry with shades of gray and plum? I'm loving how cozy and warm this one feels.

Now, this palette I think would look absolutely loving for a holiday dinner party or even a wedding! Chartreuse mixed with shades of green, silver and black really is quite stunning. Plus, who doesn't love a pretty package?

This palette of turquoise, shades of green and silver really is one of my all time favorites for Winter. What's not to love? Can't you imagine this being absolutely gorgeous for a snowy wedding day? Not engaged? Why not decorate your tree in these colors?

And yet, there is still something so beautiful about classic holiday colors like these. These colors make me think of family. And what's more comforting than that? Cozy, charming and absolutely festive, these are the colors that I love most this time of year. What colors do you like to decorate with during the holidays? And if you celebrate Christmas, how do you feel about white lights vs. colored lights on your tree? I'd love to hear how you like to use color during Winter?

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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44 Comments " {Holiday Color Palettes}: What's Your Favorite? "

Taylor Greggory

loving the mint and red together. What a fun take on a classic palette =)

Bride on a Mission

Beautiful darling! happy holidays :)

Heather November 29, 2011

I definitely love the "tarts" palette! So pretty!

Allie Love

beautiful. I love the palette with the cocoa. What a lovely presentation that is.

Kate ~ Wedding Bells

Oh my goodness. Wow! I love all of these. As for holiday decorating, I love white lights on the tree and colored lights on the outside of the house!!!



gifts and festive jump out at me.

Elle Sees November 29, 2011

Jus when imthought I had a favorite, I would like the next, and then the next! Cocoa and festive are adorable.

gia love

Oh my goodness. I LOVE the cocoa one. And how cute are those candy cane stirrers. Thanks for spreading the holiday cheer.

Alicia {The Charity Wedding} November 29, 2011

I love them all! But I love the winter one with the pop of teal!

Brancoprata November 29, 2011

Oh my.... so many!!!!!! But i have to say I LOVE the first one!!!!!

Alexa November 29, 2011

Beautiful. I'm digging the cocoa I think. Classic, simple. Perfect!

Unknown November 29, 2011

The tarts palette is fabulous! I decorate with white & silver for the holidays, then add a touch of color depending on the room. There is deep purple in the foyer, dark blue in the living room, etc.

carrie landis

i LOVE!!! Amazing palettes, sweetie =) Let the holidays begin :)

Katie @ Lovebird Productions November 29, 2011

I love them all but my favorite is the tree with the deep cranberry and aqua mix! All the colors and pictures brighten my day!

Emma | Emmaline Bride November 29, 2011

Love them all! My favorite is the first palette. Lovely! :)


beautiful!! Really like the ones with aqua.


They're all lovely, but I like {tarts} and {wreath} the best!

bethany allen

So festive! Deck the halls :)

{Wedding Dreamers} ~ Melina

I will always love the classic holiday colors. Red and green !!

love, Mel

Amanda November 29, 2011

I definitely like the wreath palette the beat out of all of these! Im pretty traditional when it comes to the holiday palettes and colors :)

A Crimson Kiss November 29, 2011

I just love that cocoa palette-how darling!


really beautiful. love those mint colored mugs. cozy!!

Emma Lancaster

I'm so into the wreath palette. It's traditional and that's how I like my xmas :)

love, emma

samantha b


Shannon November 29, 2011

My favorite winter colors are warm white and creams with grey blues and Navy and gold mustard and murcury glass silver...If I had to collect all my own holiday decore, I might do those

That said, I decorate in jeweltones ! the colors of vintage bulbs that I inherited are so cheeful and bright. It's the only time of year I am drawn to such shades of magenta and teal and jade and plum. I have a retro sequin tree on black velvet that my grandma made back before retro was retro and I love it! I decorate the way mom and grandma used to---full of joy and ecentricity!

postcards and pretties November 29, 2011

the "winter" palette is so cool & fresh!

Adrienne O'Connor Ruffles and Tweed November 29, 2011

I love all of these - I'm always trying to find new takes on holiday colors for decorating and you did all the work for me - gorgeous!


ooohhh - i'm in LOVE!

Aldy November 29, 2011

Hi Chrissy! I love every single palette...looks simply gorgeous :) Have a lovely day!


Oh MY!! What a collection of beauties. I'm adoring all of these.

sherri lynn November 29, 2011

The cocoa and the gifts were my favorites, but all of them are so perfect! I love the colors of the holiday season!

Nadine November 29, 2011

Oh, ummm.... cocoa, gifts, tree AND winter...... thanks soooooooooo much. This is just what I needed. :)

Amanda || Eclectic Snapshots November 29, 2011

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! The winter and tart palettes are fabulous!

Tamra {ever swoon} November 29, 2011

So many great choices!! but i think I like the gift one!

Lauren @ ELD November 30, 2011

I love seeing unexpected colors used for the holidays, like yellow and aqua. But for myself, when/if I do ever decorate, I usually stick to classic metallics of silvers and golds and red. :)

Unknown November 30, 2011

absolutely loving the gifts & winter palettes!!! gorgeous :) xoxoxo brynn

Karen @ Wedding Flowers Co November 30, 2011

wow, I always thought the only colors allowed to be used during this season were red, green, and white... I guess I need to update my


LOVE these colors.

The Perfect Palette November 30, 2011

Loving that mint color. It truly stands out :)



Kate/MagnoliaRouge November 30, 2011

Love the gifts palette... but the cocoa one is so fun as well!! These are amazing!


So beautiful and inspiring.

Nikki November 30, 2011

The first one with the mint has to be my favorite palette so far! We need more mint!


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