Asked on Nov 10, 2015

Color combinations for Christmas

Pam Bednar-Huff
by Pam Bednar-Huff
I'm using a clear bell cloche, about 14 inches high, and filling it with clear warm white fairy lights along with copper and gold ornaments. What other color would make this POP! My color scheme in LR is basically sage green and the room is filled with antiques, mostly oak. My tree is traditional green with warm white lights and mostly white and crystal ornaments. Any suggestions are immensely appreciated!
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 10, 2015
    cranberry would look amazing. Instead of the traditional red.

  • Pam Bednar-Huff Pam Bednar-Huff on Nov 10, 2015
    I was thinking that also!! I think I'll get a few bulbs and experiment! Thanks, Janet. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

  • Julie Granja Julie Granja on Nov 11, 2015
    Would apple green blend with your sage green? I too have sage green in my home and have added that bright green in the last couple of years to give it some pop and update it. Good luck!

  • Deb Martin Knaff Deb Martin Knaff on Nov 11, 2015
    I may live in an alternate universe but I love sage green, copper and that antique purple color. (It's the only way I know how to describe the color). It is not a bright purple but soft and has some gray hues to it. Now that would pop! Sorry if it sounds weird but I love purple anything!!!!!!

    • Pam Bednar-Huff Pam Bednar-Huff on Nov 11, 2015
      @Deb Martin Knaff Funny, Deb, that was my first thought, wonder how it would look!!! I also love the color! Oh no, decisions, decisions!!!

  • Brenda hamilton Brenda hamilton on Nov 11, 2015
    I would use mercury glass ornaments with your colors .Here is a trick you can try .Go to any second hand store and buy up some old Christmas bulbs put them n warm water and wash off the paint they are all mercury glass underneath the paint .Cheap and easy

  • Pam Bednar-Huff Pam Bednar-Huff on Nov 11, 2015
    Great tip, Brenda! And who doesn't like rummaging around a second hand store!

  • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Nov 11, 2015
    You could try which takes you to Sherwin-Williams paint. There are paint "chips" that you could experiment with them and you can manipulate the colors you chose into the shade you wish. Interesting I think. Another way is to use spools of thread for your combination. Hope this might help. (I have even gone to a Joanne's Fabric and match colors there. ( : > ) Please post a picture of the finished product.

  • Deb Martin Knaff Deb Martin Knaff on Nov 12, 2015
    Colimbia1 has asked that you post a pic no matter what color you decide on. I hope that you do please. It's not that we are nosey, oh wait, yes it is, and we just want you to be happy and proud of your choice!!!!!!

  • Pam Bednar-Huff Pam Bednar-Huff on Nov 12, 2015
    I woud be happy to! I'm starting my "project" next week, so look for it then! And thank you for your interest!