3 of the Best Christmas Colour Palettes - Parker Knoll
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3 of the Best Christmas Colour Palettes

With December well under way, we’re thoroughly enjoying the excuse to go all out with our festive décor. While we all have favourite decorations that feature in our schemes every year, it’s often fun to mix up your colour palette from time to time. From classic reds and greens to contemporary Scandi schemes, there are almost too many options to choose from, so to help narrow things down we’ve rounded-up three of our favourites.

Red and Gold

Our first featured palette is a classic: red and gold. These two have long been the ‘go-to’ colours for Christmas décor and for good reason – they work perfectly together.

Red and Gold Palette

From oxblood and cerise to pillar box and blush, there’s an abundance of beautiful red hues all of which look gorgeous when paired with gold. Use this variety of shades to tailor your decorations to fit with your existing décor and your scheme will look all the more impressive.


Our second palette takes inspiration from the chicest of styles: Scandi. If you’re more of a minimalist, this is the perfect festive colour scheme for you. This look is all about simplicity; think clean colours and an abundance of natural textures.

Scandi Palette

To recreate this trend, opt for decorations such as stars or hearts in crisp whites and soft silvers. Pair these with a selection of red ribbons and beautiful evergreen foliage for a look that’s simple yet enchanting.


Our final Christmas palette may seem slightly unusual, but purple hues can look gorgeous amid seasonal schemes. Rich and regal, they’re perfect for formal spaces and will keep them feeling cosy too.

Purple Palette

Purple is a strong colour so to prevent it from overpowering a room, use a variety of different tones and pair them with sparkling silver accents. If you’re tempted by this shade but only want to dip your toe, simply incorporate a few violet flowers into your into your wreath for a bright and modern twist.

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