Style Savant: Classic Holiday Colours for Your Home That Will Work Year Round

A red and green theme has become a staple whenever Christmas rolls around, but there are other classic schemes to choose from when decorating your home for the holidays. These sophisticated colour palettes can even work the whole year! Here are some ideas for inspiration.

Viva Magenta and black

Pantone’s 2023 Colour of the Year is a vibrant crimson red that perfectly balances warm and cool tones. The bold hue is an invitation to celebrate and make a statement and is sure to attract those who love experimenting and exploring countless possibilities.
Incorporate this colour into your home through standout pieces like this pair of custom cabinets by Blakes London. Dressed with the Armac Martin Edgbaston Pull & Leebank T-bar in traditional burnished brass, the kitchen handles add instant warmth to the room. Contrasting red with black also allows the vivid shade to command attention without overwhelming the space.

White and gold

White and gold are seasonal classics and it’s easy to transform during the holidays. Just add a touch of green – perhaps with an elegant centrepiece on your table or green-toned ornaments. It’s a timeless colour scheme and the green elements can be incorporated from year to year with minimal investment and fuss.
Take notes from this immaculate white shaker-style kitchen by interior designer Randi Garrett. Combined with luxurious gold hardware from Armac Martin’s Latchford collection, the room dazzles and evokes undeniable affluence.

Ivory, grey, and green

Inspired by nature, this slightly earthy combination works well together because of its organic simplicity. For the holidays, the sophisticated colour palette can be made more festive by using ornaments in ivory and grey to complement the greens and make the hue really shine.

In this fresh green kitchen by The Wood Works, the pistachio shade pairs beautifully with walnut and natural stone. It gives off understated elegance with a tranquil vibe. Glass pendants and polished chrome hardware – the Jefferson Cabinet Pull and Knob by Armac Martin — echo the light grey kitchen island and gives the space a cool wintry effect.

Black and gold

Gold is a classic holiday hue, providing sheen and shimmer to your furniture and decor. Add a matt black shade for a quiet but powerful luxe look that will still look elegant beyond the holidays.

In this kitchen from the Old Rectone, the bespoke cabinetry is accented by gleaming brass hardware from Armac Martin’s Cotswold collection. This ensures the furniture remains the focus of the room, exuding a modern and effortless feel.

Forest green and yellow

Any shade can become a Christmas colour when treated with a festive spin. This kitchen by Krantz Designs stands out with the use of a cheery mustard yellow on the cabinet and chairs. The bright shades continue with touches of gold in the hardware, courtesy of Armac Martin’s Bakes Pull, Cotswold Cup Pull, and Cotswold Bun Knob in a burnished brass finish.

During the holiday season, the use of reds and gold can bring definition to the room. Opt to mix traditional tones to enforce the holiday theme while still being subtle enough and blending with the eclectic style.

There are endless ways to spruce up your home for Christmas and the New Year, so invest in basics that are easy to tweak from year to year. Most of all, allow yourself to experiment—it’s the holiday season after all.

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