Holiday First Look: 2019 Color Trends

Written by Jaymi Naciri Posted On Wednesday, 06 November 2019 05:00

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas decorations? Is it ever too early to start thinking about Christmas decorations? We think not, frankly. When it comes to the decorating itself, studies show the earlier you start, the happier you are.

While early November might be a tad too early to actually start putting up lights and changing out pumpkins for Santa, we’re definitely not above planning and shopping right now. And this year, we’re all about getting creative with the color story. These are the color trends we’re seeing for this year.

Blue and green

Pinterest searches for blue and green holiday decor are up, and we can see why. Swapping the classic red for green creates a look that’s both soothing and chic, and can also more easily be woven into your existing decor. “Key color stories venture far beyond the traditional red and green with this trend towards natural themes with blue and green surfacing as dominant colors on holiday décor,” said The Design Tourist.

Here are a few items we love:

Glitter starbust ornament set
Personalized Christmas stockings
Classic tablescape


This is a design style that has been trending for several years, and, this year, there are more options than ever. Choose to go with an all-silver or all-gold look, or expand your options by mixing your metals. You can also mix it up further by incorporating both shiny and burnished finishes.  

If you’re looking for a good accent color that plays nicely with metallic finishes, think about this pairing. “Step aside silver—gold has a new Christmas companion,” said Hayneedle. “Dark neutrals have been trending all year long, so we’re not surprised to see an increased interest in black this season. Black and gold holiday decor is perfect for non-traditional themes and creates a sophisticated look that’s super festive when paired with glittering metallics. Try a black and gold Christmas wreath on your front door for a look that will welcome your guests well into the new year.”

Here are a few items we love:

Frontgates’ 60-pieced Precious Metals Ornament Collection 
Mercury orb
Pineapple ornaments

Rose gold

“Rose gold ornaments and decorations are a new spin on the traditional silver and gold approach,” said Good Housekeeping. “Something about the warm metallic color is timeless and inviting, which is why we're starting to see rose gold decor pop up everywhere. Below you'll find the most gorgeous rose gold holiday decorations — like rose gold trees, garland, tree toppers, and wreaths — and unique rose gold ornaments (a few of which can be personalized to your liking!).”

Here are a few items we love:

Pottery Barn’s pre-lit, four-foot rose gold Christmas tree
Rose gold string lights
Mercury glass tabletop tree


“If there’s one holiday pattern that will never go out of style, it's trusty plaid,” said Refinery29. “With effortless versatility, you can add a dash of tartan in absolutely any room (yes, even the bathroom). Start in the kitchen, with chic serving-ware and tablescape essentials. But don't stop there: Plaid can be seamlessly incorporated with classic winter greenery. Hang up garland and wreaths, and trim trees for all-American vibes.”

Here are a few items we love:

Glen plaid ornament set
Merry everything welcome mat
Holiday plaid Christmas stocking

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