Styling Your Table for the Holidays | Part 2

Holiday Color Palettes

I love choosing the color scheme for holiday dinners! It’s a fun way to be creative and it sets the tone for the gathering. I tend to choose something more non-traditional with subtle nods to tradition, but always fun accents that give a more modern feel.

This table setting was for created for a Christmas dinner. Whites, greens and brass give a traditional feel, but adding the coral napkins with burgundy accents, gives more modern feel. I loved how they paired with the textured plates and wood tones of the table and chairs.

When choosing your color palette, it’s best to reference the color wheel to make sure your choices are harmonious. Here are a few ideas for the holidays!


A color scheme derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints.

Peaceful Tones by Design Seeds


Groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color, with one being the dominant color.

Ornamental Hues by Design Seeds


Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green. 


Photography: Katherine Ridgely Photography

Hair and Makeup: Brandi The Blush Dry Bar Salon

Breads and Wine: Stephanie The Triangle Plate and Proper Wines