Red, green and gold are the most popular, traditional Christmas colours, but as modern décor gravitates more towards greys and pastel colours, do traditional Christmas colours still hold a place in the modern home? We say yes! Discover our top tips for using these colours below.

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Why Red, Gold and Green?

Firstly, what makes these three colours the colours that are most associated with Christmas? Well, did you know that originally, Santa’s suit was always depicted as green? It wasn’t until Coca Cola turned Santa’s suit red in an advert that he became associated with this colour. The power of Coca Cola! Thanks to the original colour of Santa’s outfit as well as the colour of Christmas trees, green has always been a Christmas colour.

Thanks to Coca Cola, red obviously became a Christmas colour associated with Father Christmas, but also red can be found in lots of other Christmassy things, such as Rudolph’s nose or on holly berries.

Gold was one of the presents brought to baby Jesus by one of the three wise men and is also the colour used to show the star that the three wise men followed.

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How To Make These Colours Work in A Modern Home

The easiest way to get green into your home at Christmas is a traditional green Christmas tree. You can also add green subtly with wreaths and garlands. These natural green colourings will look brilliant in any room, no matter the colour.

If you would prefer a snowy tree, which are very popular in modern homes, then you could decorate this with green baubles to get this traditional colour into your Christmas décor.


Red baubles look amazing with a green tree and really complement the branches well. But we think the best way to decorate with the colour red is with Christmas figures. Lots of Christmas ornaments are of Santa and contain the colour red and look adorable in any home. Our Norbert the Nutcracker is also available in red and is one of his most popular colours.

Another great way to add the colour red is with stockings, candles and even red flowers that will complement any space. If you want to go all out with red rather than subtle hues, a candy cane themed tree is the perfect way to do this. This look is very impressive and very Insta-worthy – which is a key aspect to modern homes.


Gold decorations provide a classy and luxurious appeal to your décor. It is an extremely versatile colour and goes with almost anything, making it easy to pair up with other traditional or more modern colours. Baubles, pinecones and bows all look fabulous in gold but if you want to step it up a gear, you can decorate with fully gold Christmas reindeer. These stunning Christmas figures are available big and small so will fit in a multitude of spaces

Combining all of these colours is a brilliant way to introduce them all into your home and you can do so in as big or as subtle a way as you wish for your home. Follow our Instagram page for more inspiration.