(Closed) is this color palette too “Christmas”?

posted 10 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
87 posts
Worker bee

It’s tricky, but it can be done.  I saw an inspiration board on Style Me Pretty that had non-Christmasy green and red, so I would look on there.  I don’t remember when I saw it, but it was definitely before August, probably in July or June.

I think you’re on the right track with honeydew, which is a very springy color.  Also, I think your choice of flowers will make a big difference.  For example, red roses might be a bit much, but red dahlias with honeydew dresses would be very cool and I don’t think it would come off as Christmasy.  Also, the overall style might add to or diminish any Christmas effect.  If you’re going for a super traditional look, it might be harder to avoid the Christmas look, but a more modern overall style might be easier to pull off.

I would definitely trust your eye, try stuff, if it screams "Merry Christmas" try swapping stuff out, putting the red in different places.  Trial and error.  But if you love red and want it as your accent, I say go for it!

Post # 6
1246 posts
Bumble bee
Post # 7
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I have seen chartreuse & deep red together before (not in person), and it can be very fresh.  I think red poppies or more contemporary flowers like the green & red orchids would definitely make it more fresh.  I would also avoid too much greenery & go for a more bare summery look.  Even the green callas would look nice, but I agree to avoid too many roses.

We are also doing a light green, but chocolate accents and a tiny bit of purple bc the church is purple, so I’m in your same boat!  

If you still aren’t set on red, a pink accent could still tie in the red but be less christmas-y…not sure how preppy you are, but the watermelon color scheme can be cute.

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