Red and green. It can throw off a strong ‘Christmas’ vibe, can’t it? But, it can also be more timeless when done right. The key is in the other colors you use in the palette and the particular shades of red and green that you use.
Take this living room design, for example. This would work great as a holiday look for those of you that like to be a bit more subtle with your Christmas decorations. But, this look is also subtle enough to feel right all year long. You just want to follow a few key tips to make sure you pull this room off the right way.
Start with a bright white living room by painting the walls your favorite shade of warm white. Then, add a modern sofa in an ivory fabric and find a square pouf design that coordinates with the sofa. Now, you want to add the color accents. You’ll want to stick with the ‘less is more’ philosophy when it comes to these bold accent colors.
Add just a tiny bit of these colors in small pieces like a burgundy throw, mint green pillows, a blush pink rug and red candles. Maybe even add a few colorless pieces like a clear glass pendant light. Overall, the goal is to keep the room bright and airy with small pops of color throughout the room.
I would also recommend sticking to the mint and sage tones with the greens. That part is key to keeping the look more timeless and not obviously Christmas in feel.
These are the pieces I used to create the mood board above…
1. Asian Spice Collection Candle from Pier 1 | 2. Fontanne Chenille Ivory/Baby Pink Area Rug by Bungalow Rose | 3. Bell Pendant by Sunset Lighting | 4. Triplo Sofa in Milkyway Ivory from Article – Surya Tobias Throw Blanket in Garnet – Vintage Washed Green Sabra Silk Pillow from MackenzieBryantCo | 5. Cadencia Pouf by Willa Arlo Interiors
What do you think? Does this living room design have Christmas written all over it? Or, can you picture kicking back in this space all year long?
If you like this palette, you might also like my Spiced Apple and Nile Green product roundup. My Color Palette Inspired by Pink and Red Flowers with Mint Green Accents also coordinates with this look.
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