Using Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Written by Kelly on December 1st, 2012




Do you use the traditional red and green colors for your Christmas decorating? Do you ever consider trying a different non-traditional color palette for your home?




Some of my favorite colors I have seen are white, hot pink, silver, turquoise and lime. I think adding these colors keeps decorating fresh and fun, don’t you?



I think silver is the best color to accompany and complement the newer color palettes.




And have you heard about flocking your Christmas tree?


Christmas tree flocking is artificial snow that is applied to a Christmas tree. Both real and manufactured Christmas trees can be flocked and the flocking can look close to real snow in some cases. It has been around since the 1930’s.

Fake snow on christmas tree


I really love this look! You can now buy flocking kits at craft stores to make your own. I think I am going to check it out! You can have your tree flocked in any color (red, blue, pink, etc.) but I think the white is my favorite:


Do you like this tree flocking look? I think it is very pretty! Have any of these pictures inspired you to try different colors this year for your Christmas decorating? Have you started your Christmas decorating? smile….

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11 Comments so far ↓

  1. Great examples, I switched to flocked trees 2 years ago and haven’t looked back. now I’ve changed all my ornaments to turquoise, silver and hot pink and Love it! Thanks for sharing! Jil

  2. I am a red and gold kind of gal! I have tried other colours, but I’m always pulled back to red and gold… I do sprinkle in vintage shiny brites, so they help to mix it up a bit, but if you pop by you’ll be greeted with fresh greens, red and gold. So traditional, right! :-)

  3. Kelly says:

    They are so pretty Debby. It looks like they covered a dowel stick with green tape. The top is a round styrofoam ball with the balls hot glued on. Let me know if you give it a try!

  4. Debby says:

    I really enjoyed this post! Do you know how the little torquois/silver topiarys were made. So cute! Thanks Kelly!

  5. I am a huge fan of non-traditional colours at Christmas. I will use hot pink anywhere I can and love it with lime green and turquoise as well.

  6. P.S. Kelly what colors are you going to use in your Christmas decor?

  7. Oh yes! This year’s living room tree I’m doing the same green & blue you’ve shown here in a few of your photos. I have bronze and gold for my family room (I used this color scheme in my other house’s living room). And I’ve also done pink and gold too. Although red and green can be beautiful, I got tired of it years ago. Oh annnnnddd…can you believe it! The first photo here on your post (with those beautiful blue walls) actually made me swoon…and I’m not a huge fan of most blues. Absolutely stunning in its richness of colors! I love the idea of coordinating your Christmas decor to your room. With almost unlimited colors available in Christmas decor, it’s so easy to do!

  8. Kelly says:

    Chcek out your local nurseries Linda- it seems to be everywhere again! So beautiful!

  9. Kelly says:

    That sounds like a beautiful combination Bobette! Have you tried it yet? Would love to see pictures. Thanks for your kind words too!

  10. Bobette Steanson says:

    Kelley, loved this blog on thinking outside the box on xmas colors. My personal favorite is black and white houndstooth check ribbon with lime and red. Thanks for your excellent blog. I always look forward to it.

  11. Linda holt says:

    I grew up with only flocked trees at Christmas. Since I have been married though with my own home I have never seen one. I would love to find a source near where I live as it would bring back so many childhood memories.

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