We know that it can sometimes be a bit of a rush to try and get everything ready for the holidays. But, with a bit of preparation and application, everything can be just right for Christmas. Here at Dotmaison we love all the various ways to get things in order for the season. From Xmas trees and decorations, food and drink, to presents and party organisation there is a lot to think about. One area always helpful to give some thought to when starting off with preparations is colour, and how Christmas colours are able to create a perfect seasonal look.
The colours traditionally associated with Christmas are gold, red and green, however as we shall see there is no reason to stick with the traditional for everything, as some experimentation can work wonders. Here are some ideas for making the most of colour.
In the distant past, the depths of winter were a pretty dark time. Without electrical lighting, any reminder of the heat and light provided by the sun would always be welcome. For this reason, the colour gold has played and continues to play an important part in Christmas decorations and fixtures. The above Malika Grand Liqueur Gold Set from LSA is a lovely way to tap into the power of gold, while enjoying a drink.
From the red of apples and holly berries to the much more modern interpretation of Father Christmas’s outfit, the brilliance of red is often explored in a seasonal context. The above Christmas Time Mug, Star from Konitz is a lovely example of the intensity of red. Matched with the white of the star, it is a vivid showcase for this important Christmas colour.
When it comes to colour, Pantone know more than most. The company’s colour coding system is used by all sorts of different industries and in a variety of different ways. As a method of finding the perfect hue, the Pantone system is tried and tested. The striking large serving tray (above) in Pantone 7737 has been produced by W2 using laminated Beech wood. Dishwasher safe and eminently versatile, the tray is perfect for carrying through meals and snacks this Christmas, while also helping keeping colour firmly in mind.
Whites and Silvers
A popular trend this year is trying out interior decorations with a crisp white finish. The use of a pure, brilliant white is a great reminder of the wintry colour of snow, regardless of what the weather is doing where you are. While perhaps not as traditional as the other colours we’ve seen, a white sheen and brilliance, either on its own or in combination with another colour can provide a magical feel this Christmas.
The Lone LED Tealights, Creamy White Glitter (above) are a great example of this kind of colour creativity. Capable of producing a delightful flickering feel with electrical lighting rather than a raw flame, the tealights designed by Sirius look beautifully festive on any surface.