Christmas Decor: 6 Non-traditional & Colourful Options

Christmas Decor: 6 Non-traditional & Colourful Options


This is a guest post by Speakin_colors.

The magic of the Christmas season is reflected in the warmth of the family gatherings and the strong impact of tradition. More and more people, however, are growing increasingly tired of the conventional customary Christmas decor. The following ideas offer original variants while retaining the Christmas spirit:

The minimalist option

Both simplicity and functionality are highlighted in the minimalist tendency. A metal fruit holder filled just with nuts and placed on a table made of glass and metal can achieve the perfect minimalist festive atmosphere. White lillies, gardenias and white orchids floating in a crystal vase, red and green crystal wine glasses and red and white ceramic spheres on a red tablecloth complement this option in which unpretentiousness is the key element.

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The natural option

Nature acquires a predominant presence by using natural elements: glamorous apples decorated with red ribbons hanging from the Christmas tree, centrepieces full of dried flowers and fruits, ornaments having unexpected colours (turquoise, lime green, fuchsia, kiwi green, ocean blue and watermelon pink), sea-inspired designs and starfish of different sizes instead of traditional baubles…

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Interior Design Trends: Yellow & Grey

Interior Design Trends: Yellow & Grey


Two colors that I just simply love together are grey and yellow! A nice rich butter yellow along with a soft grey is just so delicious (to me that is). I guess it is because they work so well off of one another, and look rich & chic, something I could never get tired of.

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kitchen aidpillow, artmason jarcandle gobletrugcolanderegg cup
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Interior Design Trends: Purple & White

Interior Design Trends: Purple & White


It is always nice to every once in a while surround yourself with colors that are rich, deep and fun. I know that there are some who are not quiet fond of the color purple, but it can be quiet nice. In fact, white and purple are not so bad, are they? I have found several items that are white and purple that would add a nice jolt of color when placed throughout the home. So, what do you think?

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lamp, traybowlpillowpotted orchidschairplate
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Interior Design Trends: Black & Green

Interior Design Trends: Black & Green


What are your thoughts on the black and green duo? I like it, when done tastefully, of course. Lately, the dark hues have been a pretty huge interest for me, and I have to say that: yes, I find it to be nice. Also, the bowls that are pictured are kind of cool, love that they have a place for chopsticks.

blackandgreen

lamp, dinnerware, bowls, box, art, bench, doggy travel kit
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Interior Design Trends: White & Gold

Interior Design Trends: White & Gold


I have covered black & gold and now it is time for white & gold. These two make for a pretty interesting pairing. As far as white is concerned, it's associated with purity and tranquility. And gold is seen as rich, classy and sophisticated, so using the two blended together in home decor is pretty interesting.

While browsing a variety of sites I have come across some nice looking items, which I hope you enjoy.

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pillow, plate, lamp, vase, pouf, candle, tray
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Interior Design Trends: Black & Gold

Interior Design Trends: Black & Gold


I always think it is quite amazing how many varieties of great colors and color combinations there are to view and talk about. Today is about black and gold. Both bold, sexy and rich, when combined it is just that much more sweeter. I have to say, I am rather fond of the ottoman and gun throw pillows. Love them!

blackandgold

pillow, chandelier shade, clock, bowltable, soap dispenser, vase, flatware
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Interior Design Trends: Brown & Green

Interior Design Trends: Brown & Green


Have you been noticing an awful lot of brown and green sprouting up in home design for some time now? It seems to be due to its association with the actual "being green" movement, if you will. This does seem to make absolute sense. If you do think about it, we do tend to correlate the two said colors with nature and right-fully so. In the image you will see brown and green items that I found to be interesting. Enjoy!

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Placemat, Box, Art, Jars, Knob, Buddha, Chair
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Interior Design Trends: Brown & Beige

Interior Design Trends: Brown & Beige


I have always been a fan of brown and beige, it definitely has to do with their versatility, simplicity and natural nature. They are not too bold, but hold their own and can be accessorized fairly easily. Some may find brown and beige to be dull, which is understandable. Though, perhaps it is rather boring when done a monotonous way, without accents, textures and in moderate doses. I have selected some elegant and soothing pieces that bare the beautiful tones. Enjoy!

brownandbeige

paperweight, framelamp, pillow, ball, rug, art, chair
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Interior Design Trends: Pink & Black

Interior Design Trends: Pink & Black


We all have seen hints of the 80's sprinkled here and there throughout the design world, right? With the 80's in mind, I had to go with pink and black, and not just any pinks, but rich, bold pinks.

I must admit that I have been watching commercials from this totally rad decade and pretty much miss how fun and bold everything was. So, here are the
colors black and pink used in home decor items.

What do you think?

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agate platters, crayon pen, luminary, vase, camera, clothespin, pillowpet feeder, chair
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Eclectic Color Roundup

Eclectic Color Roundup


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The Incredible Journey That is Consciousness

by Alex Fuller & Gabe Usadel

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Squares, circles and triangles are at the core of what makes the industrial world around us. A universal visual language apparent in all things—the tools we use, the fashion we wear, the buildings we live in and the communications we see.

Visionary modernist architects, designers and artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, El Lissitzky, and Josef Albers celebrated both the beauty of form as well as the functional potential hidden within these 3 primary shapes and colors.

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“The Incredible Journey That is Consciousness” invites each reader to interpret a landscape of symmetries, simplicities and geometric structures.

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