Our Favourite festive décor - Colourtrend Paints

December 19, 2022 3 min read

One of our favourite times of the year- Christmas is here. From traditional festive looks to chic Christmas décor, our top tips for decorating will be sure to leave you feeling inspired to decorate this Christmas. When decorating, our number one tip is to consider the theme you would like to create throughout your home and stick to it. The décor you choose will impact the look and feel of your home this Christmas, so it is important that your Christmas theme reflects you and your personality.

Choosing your Colour Scheme 

The style of the Christmas look you wish to create will determine the colour palette you choose for your home. Consider the wall colour, lighting, and Christmas decorations and how they will all work together to bring your Christmas idea to life when choosing your colour scheme.


A Cosy Christmas

If you can't think of anything better than curling up in front of the fireplace with a steamy hot chocolate this Christmas, consider warm, inviting colours. Warm colours will create a cosy Christmas theme in your home. For a subtle hint of Christmas warmth, think about using light colours like Bali Sand, Iced Float, and Oyster Bed. Deep, moody hues of blues, reds and greens will add a festive touch to your home while maintaining a sense of cosiness. When combined with festive decorations, the boldness of colours like Four Arches, Templar Grey, and Mussel are the ideal choice for cosy evenings.

 Left sitting room colour: Templar Grey @the_housedowntheroad
Right sitting room colour: Mussel @littlehouseinthe.priory

A Traditional Christmas 

When we think of Christmas, the typical colours that spring to mind are golds, reds, greens, and whites.  Choosing to decorate with these colours will help create a traditional Christmas look throughout your home. Christmas is all about feeling snug while inviting nature into your home. These traditional festive colours can be easily introduced around your home in places like your Christmas tree, furnishings, and decorations. Whites such as Milk Teeth or Arctic Blonde are the perfect shade to create a blank canvas when decorating for Christmas. A white backdrop allows you to build and develop your style and personality. Deep, earthy greens like Sweet Caper and Christmas Wreath can offer a sense of refinement and sophistication while retaining the holiday spirit. Reds can be incorporated as a contrasting colour, think Tuscan Tile or Tealeaf for an added layer of warmth. Using gold sparingly throughout your décor will help illuminate your space and can be introduced by hanging lights or through delicate ornaments.


Colours: Milk Teeth (cabinets) & Oyster Bed (walls)

An Elegant Winter Wonderland 

Are you looking to create a sophisticated feel while adding a festive touch? Look no further than a glamorous winter wonderland theme this year. When creating your Winter Wonderland think of the colours you would see along a frozen river or the hues of a snow-topped mountain. Shades that are crisp, cool, and fresh are the ideal foundation colour choice with the addition of splashes of pinks, blues or greens. Willow White, Morning Mist and Arctic Blonde are the perfect base to allow the addition of a pop of colour. Star of Morning 0089 is a bright pink that will beautifully contrast with crisp whites. If you are looking to introduce accents of greens in your colour scheme, Fairy Fort is an earthy, natural green that can add life to your Winter Wonderland. For a pop of blue, cool blues such as Icehouse, Connecticut and Goose Down will provide that frosty touch this Christmas. 


Colour: Willow White



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