15 Christmas Color Schemes You Never Saw Coming

Red and green are cool, but have you considered pink?

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Red and green have been repping Christmas since, like, forever, but we think there's a little bit more you can do when it comes to your holiday color palette. Get a little crazy this year and spread the holiday cheer to a few other color schemes. These metallics, neutrals, and bright, unexpected hues are just as festive, and way more fun.

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Joe Schmelzer
Metallics

Shimmery silver, gold, and copper glam up a Christmas feast. Mix and match flatware, chargers, and even a few trinkets for extra glimmer.

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Annie Schlechter
Orange & Blue

Paired with frosty blue ornaments, these orange decorations are giving oranges-in-stockings-on-Christmas-morning vibes.

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Pablo Enriquez
Yellow

Dreaming of summer when it's too cold to deal outside? Add all the sunny feels to your table with yellow accents and fresh citrus.

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Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt for Emily Henderson Designs
Blue & Gold

Here's the sophisticated Christmas color palette your life has been missing. It can go traditional, coastal, glam, or edgy and modern.

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Michael Partenio
Blue & Purple

Dazzle everyone by decorating in rich jewel tones. Blue, purple, and gold trimmings fancy up the Christmas tree, with coordinating gift wrap to match.

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Charlie Juliet
Black & Yellow

Turn tradition on its head with a bold yellow and black palette. Personalized ornaments and tiny paper trees nod to the occasion, so your guests won't think you've lost your mind.

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Gold

Oh, you fancy, huh? Accent an all gold tree with white gift wrap.

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Pink & Green

Who invited you, red? Pink and green looks fresh, modern, and insanely fun.

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Country Living
Brown & Green

For a rustic, country Christmas vibe, decorate with browns, whites, and accent with fresh greenery. It adds a woodsy element to your festive decor.

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Mike Garten
Pink

Do you dare to use pink on Christmas? Your holiday table, your color scheme. Combined with gold and green, it can actually look totally festive.

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Charlie Juliet
All-White

Turn your Christmas table into a winter wonderland with all white everything. Teeny-tiny gingerbread huts add a little contrast, and are totally adorbs.

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Smile and Wave
Pink, Gold, & White

Pink and gold ornaments don't have to read Barbie dreamhouse. Use the bold color sparingly and it'll look tasteful instead of tacky.

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A Blog Named Scout
Teal

A bold blue hue gives a modern vibe to Christmas dinner. Replace fresh blooms with cotton balls, feathers, or another unexpected alternative.

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Coco Kelley
Black

PSA— come in black now. Decorate with gold and silver ornaments for an insanely chic holiday display.

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Cuckoo 4 Design
Silver

Transition super easily from Christmas to New Year's Eve with an all-silver color palette. Illuminated with twinkle lights or candles, a disco balls shimmer is seriously magical.

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