Lavender and grey are both easily influenced by other colors. When colored lights are used on a Christmas tree, it’s likely any ornaments, garland and surrounding elements will likely take on the coloring of the lightbulbs. To ensure the colors read more truly and more elegantly, it’s best to dress the tree with white lights.
Christmas Tree Decorated With Modern Color Palette
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.
One of the largest factors in pulling together a cohesive holiday color scheme in a large space is the Christmas tree. Everything on and around the tree was chosen to coordinate with the rest of the room, from the dove grey and white tones to the ribbon garland, ornaments and gift wrap on its branches.
These hand-felted bees are made with wool roving in black, gray, gold and white. You’ll need a felting needle and 26-gauge gold-tone wire to complete them. See The New Christmas Tree for details. Brown says this is a good project for felting beginners.
When choosing dwarf Alberta spruce for pots, consider miniature varieties, like Tiny Tower (Picea glauca conica ‘MonRon’). This little cutie reaches a maximum height of 4 to 6 feet tall and up to 2 feet wide. The slow growth rate means you can keep it tucked into containers for a few years. Tiny Tower has bright green leaves that shift to gray as they mature. It’s hardy in Zones 3 to 8. At Christmas, you’ll often see mini Christmas trees in pots. These are usually dwarf Alberta spruce and can be planted into the landscape after the holiday.