Flocked trees offer an excellent chance to showcase soft, wintry colors effectively. When muted tones like lavender, grey and soft plums are placed on green trees, their color values drastically change and become washed out. Flocked trees, characterized by their heavily frosted appearance, offer a textured white surface along which colors read clearly.
Red, White & Taupe
It’s amazing how you can modernize a traditional palette by tweaking one color. The red, now a lighter, slightly rosier shade, instantly gives this combo a trendier, more feminine feel. If your furniture is primarily neutral, this is a MUST try.
Ivory, Gray & Spruce Green
Nature’s a pro at creating beautiful color palettes. This slightly earthy combo works well together thanks to its natural simplicity. Keep ornaments, gift wrap and décor in shades of ivory and gray, and let your tree and garlands shine.
Chartreuse, Gold & White
We love this combination for its versatility. The white and gold are seasonal classics, so chances are you already have décor to work with in these hues. The chartreuse is a clever addition that gives it a fresh, perky vibe.
Orange & Teal
The holidays are all about indulgence and there’s something really decadent about orange and teal together. They’re also somewhat opposite one another on the color wheel which is why this delicious pairing works so well.
The monochromatic teal color scheme of this modern living room pops against background elements in neutral tones of gray and white. Gold accents bring a modern-retro vibe to the polished space. Roman shades have a similar hue to the paneled accent wall, allowing them to "disappear" visually while still adding privacy and filtering light for TV viewing.
Elegant simplicity is the name of the game for this home, and in the master bathroom, this is achieved through a neutral color palette and a modern design. The double vanity is made from gray and white marble resting on wood cabinets. The floor is brown tile with a gray and white center. There is nothing extra in this design, which makes the space feel clean and unhindered, while still remaining elegant.
Once utilitarian, this master oasis now sparkles with luxury. A watery wood-inspired wall-covering steals the show while clean-lines and circles mix throughout the space in mirrors, hardware, and textile patterns. Ethereal embroidered linen draperies waterfalling a bay window, cuddling the seating nook, all perpetuate a balance of warm and cool, sophisticated and glam in a vividly monochromatic haven.
A soft, neutral color palette was used throughout the four-level home, infused with fresh bursts of color to highlight the couple’s laid-back vibe and youthful personalities. The home includes a sofa by Carl Hansen that balances the full-height Carrara marble fireplace as well as a clean, architectural Walter Knoll dining table.
The homeowners wanted a backyard design that would blend into the desert surroundings rather than compete with it, so designers chose native plants like gray-green cacti and natural colored hardscape such as warm, caramel stones and pale, sun-bleached wood that would reflect the warm, desert tones to create the look.
Gift wrap offers another opportunity to incorporate unexpected holiday hues. For a well-layered approach, several different patterned papers were chosen, each with a different scale and shape. Break up the monotony of flat paper by wrapping each gift with textured ribbon.