I’ll have a blue Christmas decor scheme with you… I’ll be so blue just thinking about my holiday decor…
That’s how the Christmas carol goes, right? Close enough. This year, I’m trying something a little new…holiday decorating with blue! Blue is my all-time favorite interior decor color. My entire interior decor color pallette is blue and white with gold and silver accents. It’s calming and classic…I just can’t get enough.
When it comes to holiday decorating with blue I wasn’t really sure how (or really if) it’s done. Turns out, blue is a very traditional Christmas color, and it’s EVERYWHERE this year!
Here’s a little history lesson for you (stay with me): the color blue is often associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus. In medieval times blue dye and paint was more expensive than gold (can you believe it?) Because of that, blue was worn mostly by Royal families. Mary was often painted wearing blue to show she was very important.
Those old timers were onto something, because blue is an amazing backdrop for holiday decorating! The green in garland really POPS against almost any shade of blue. Red looks incredibly luxurious, gold glitters like crazy and neutrals are soft and warm against, or in combination, with this hue.
Designer: Ivy and Vine
Vintage Teal Glass Liquor Bottles (set/3) | Ivy and Vine | $395
Vintage Turquoise Portieux Vallerysthal Glasses (set/4) | Ivy and Vine | $225
Vintage Gold High Ball Glasses (set/4) | Ivy and Vine | $95
Designer: Ivy and Vine
Gold Chinoiserie Chandelier with custom painted sleeves | Ivy and Vine | $1,100
Brass Midcentury Dining Table / Desk | Ivy and Vine | $2,400
Zebra Porter Chair, Custom | Ivy and Vine | $3,200
Custom Moss Velvet Window Treatments with Samuel and Sons Fretwork Tape, Lucite and Brass Hardware | Ivy and Vine | Price Upon Request
Designer: Courtney Giles
Paint Color | Van Courtland Blue | Benjamin Moore
Pinecone Wreaths | B.D. Jeffries | $88/each
Large Basket | Ballard Designs
I had the opportunity to see these beautiful blue rooms – and the festive holiday decor – in-person at the 2016 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse and Marketplace! These blue rooms had such a fun take on traditional holiday decor, don’t you think?
I’m planning on adding a little blue into my holiday decor this year. What will your Christmas color palette be?