It’s amazing what a little color can do to transform a space. Below are two pictures from the same space from different years:
As you plan your own holiday celebration, why not try and pick one color and stick with it throughout the whole event? It can be your favorite color, your partner’s favorite color, or even a color picked by one of your kids (just be ready to end up with a neon blue holiday party)! Carry it throughout all the accessories—for example, royal purple tablecloths, napkins, cutlery and centerpieces. If you’re feeling especially ambitious, you can even use that color for all your gift wrapping paper, gift tags and bows.
You might be surprised at how dramatic a table can look like when you combine different shades of just one color. If you’re color shy, you could try using metallic colors like silver or gold to dress up your event.
Mostly, I think it’s important to be adventurous with what colors you choose and don’t be afraid to break tradition to get the look you want. Besides, how else would new traditions ever begin?
Here’s a couple more close-ups of centerpieces from the green color story for you to be inspired by: