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Unexpected Colors Dominate Holiday 2020 Decorating Trends

Embracing the bold is what it's all about
Posted: December 14, 2020 by Anna Jotham

In a year where so much has been unexpected, maybe it's fitting that holiday 2020 decor is following suit. And while many are diving down into the comforts of traditional holiday decorations, there are some who are throwing caution entirely to the wind and embracing a new normal — in decor that is! And why not? Color is a great way to shake up the energy in our homes, boost our mood and welcome what's new. It's also a wonderful way to create unforgettable social media-worthy moments that your friends and family will love. After all, why should influencers have all the fun? 

All I want for Christmas is HUE
This season's trends will have you singing, "I don't want a lot for Christmas...all I want for Christmas is hue!" For a truly fresh take on the holidays, it's time to toss aside the traditional red and green in favor of some bold and unexpected colors. Here are some ideas to try in your home. 

Deck the halls in shades of retro
Retro continues to have a moment, and this season we're seeing a brave twist with a rich, retro orange paired with turquoise. Carry that vintage look throughout your décor, but be sure to seek balance in your space with neutrals to anchor this eye-catching display.

Frosty: more than a snowman
White boughs can give your space brightness even when the sun sets early, and matched with a touch of natural beauty, this look can really delight. Think a white tree with rich, brown pinecones and other natural accents like birch logs. Carry that rustic, natural look throughout your dining room with a burlap runner and white lace accents, chairs draped in white and simple white floral displays: frosty farmhouse charm meets the holidays.

Silver and bold
Silver often makes an appearance in holiday displays. But this year, instead of being paired with gold or red, we're seeing a bold move: lavender. The warmth of lavender adds a new level of sophistication, paired with a heaping helping of surprise. This look is great for modern spaces. For an extra cohesive look, decorate the tree in these colors as well as the packages beneath it!

Cold nights; hot pink
Even on cold, Christmas eve, pink is hot this year. We're seeing inspired takes on this color in holiday displays, from pairing pink and white flowers to matching up pink and teal for a bit of a twee take on the holidays. 

Color your holidays in daring new tints
The unexpected may just be the universal theme of 2020. This year, surprises won't be limited to what's wrapped under the tree; many are rising to meet this moment with some wonders of their own. The true spirit of the season allows you to display our holiday cheer in whatever way is uniquely and beautifully you. So go ahead, astonish your friends and neighbors with the gift of a delightful and unexpected holiday spectacle.

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