5 Tips for Infusing Your Holiday with Bright and Happy Color
December 20, 2016
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While red + green hues are the traditional holiday decor route and beautiful in their own right, bright, happy colors can be festive too. And who would know better than Kendall Simmons, the Queen of colorful decor? She's laying out 5 tips for infusing your holiday with the rainbow. From blooming trees to signature sips, read up on a color happy holiday with gorgeous images by Alyssa Rosenheck.
Who says Christmas has to mean red and green? Not me! The decor in my home is a rainbow of bright, saturated color, so I wanted to make sure that my Christmas decor felt at home with everything else!
My basic and unwavering rule of thumb when it comes to Christmas color is... More is more! Here are a few of my tips for infusing your Christmas with color.

Incorporate vintage!

My favorites are mid-century Shiny Bright ornaments in pinks and blues, as well as gorgeous glass tree toppers from the same era. They’re available in a rainbow of beautiful colors, and they’re a lot of fun to keep an eye out for at antique malls and estate sales throughout the year.


Colorful Christmas lights are a given when you’re shooting for a brightly colored Christmas. I love to combine multi-color strands of standard Christmas lights with throw-back large ceramic lights. The big lights equal a big statement.


When it comes to gift wrapping supplies, steer clear of actual holiday trimmings. Instead, make a beeline for non-holiday specific, unique wrapping paper in bold, multi-color patterns and black and white prints. Mix and match your bright papers with an equally bright assortment of satin ribbon for punctuation.

Bring on the fresh flowers!

Christmas doesn’t mean that your only flower options are poinsettias and paper whites. When shopping for Christmas flowers, buy what you love, whether it’s red and green or not! You’ll be surprised how easily pink, yellow, orange or purple flowers will work with the rest of your holiday decorations.


When planning your holiday party menu, mix it up with a colorful signature drink. It’s just more festive that way!
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Holiday Decor, Interior Design
Kendall Simmons
Neon Hustle Sign
Neon Mfg
B & W Art above Books
Nynne Rosenvinge
Black and White striped Rug, Gold and Glass Coffee Table
One Kings Lane
Aqua Watercolor Gift Wrap
Paper Source
Floral Artwork
Wiff Harmer
Red Dots Patterned Gift Wrap
Wink Wink Paper Co