5 Festive Color Palettes to Use in Your Designs This Christmas

Kickstart this holiday season with the most stunning color palettes yet!

As we found ourselves inching towards Christmas, you may find yourself on the lookout for some fresh palettes to use this festive season. Be it for a fun design on your holiday greetings’ card, or even for social media branding, Pixlr is here to help. 


What exactly are Christmas colors?

For hundreds of years now, Christmas has been universally associated with the colors red and green. It is believed that green symbolizes the festivities perfectly as it represents life and eternal nature.

As for red, it goes without saying that the shade is widely known to symbolize love, courage and passion. It is also the color of Santa Claus’ outfit, which is the very icon of this holiday. However, if you are leaning towards a more contemporary take this Christmas, why not try incorporating other colors into your holiday color scheme?

For one, mixing red with other warm shades would always do wonders. Combining pastel colors with other pastel shades also would not disappoint you as they tend to mix well. You can even go as far as selecting earth colors (such as brown, beige and faded green) to celebrate the festivities too!


1. Joyful Christmas Wish

Color palette created with Pixlr E.

As you can see, the palette above includes cool blue tones paired with a dash of soft shades of faded pink. This unique combination, though may seem different from the traditional Christmas palette, would definitely give your designs a fresh, contemporary look this festive season.


This palette exudes elegance, and it can’t really go wrong if your audience are seeking for something new and out-of-the-box this Christmas.


2. Harmonious Christmas Eve

Color palette created with Pixlr E.

This second palette is undeniably harmonious. As the color scheme is composed of different shades of green, rest assured that not only would it spruce up your designs with Christmas vibes, it would also convey harmony and tranquility.


It has been widely agreed that monochromatic palettes such as this tend to be perceived as calming. After all, isn’t Christmas really about celebrating harmony and joy with your loved ones? Hence. this palette above would be perfect to represent it.


3. Snowy Holiday

Color palette created with Pixlr E.

This next color scheme would be perfect if you are aiming for a minimalistic, crisp style this Christmas. Instead of the usual bright red and green, you can consider utilizing grey tones paired with white or silver. These colors would ultimately convey the perfect winter wonderland that is often associated with Christmas.

Though these colors are not usually used to depict the holiday season, fret not! This festive combination would definitely leave a striking impression to your audience.


4. Lavish Festivity

Color palette created with Pixlr E.

For a more glamorous look during this festive season, we’d recommend using deeper, darker shades of red and green coupled with light green tones to complement the color scheme. This combination would depict a richer, more lavish look for your Christmas designs, while simultaneously letting your audience reminisce as it contains the major colors of the holiday.


5. Amber-filled Holiday

Color palette created with Pixlr E.

Of course, another great take on Christmas is to look for the holiday’s traditional dishes for inspiration. For instance, gingerbread man, peppermint chocolates, or even candy canes all can be used as a muse for your search for the perfect Christmas palette. 

In this last color scheme we offer you a cardamom-inspired palette, which would guarantee to make your social media feed this season all the more merrier and warmer. These deeply familiar colors would not only instantly remind your audience of Christmas, but also fill them with unbridled joy as it connects them to the festivities’ essence. 


There you have it – all the stunning festive palette inspiration you need this Christmas!

Use these specially curated shades for your designs for the long-anticipated holiday this year. With Pixlr’s excellent color choices, designing had never been easier and faster. If you are interested in more captivating color palette inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, we got you! Simply click here for a thorough read.