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Holiday 2018 Color + Design

Design Trends

Winter’s chill is in the air, the sweaters and coats are out and it’s time for another year of holiday color and trends! Here are a few 2018 holiday color+design trends to inspire you this season:

Christmas Tree

Contempo Ho Ho Ho


With a contemporary approach to the holidays, colors are fresh, modern and less conventional. Happy and quirky, this trend goes beyond the typical red and green color combinations to pinks, purples and blues with
loads of energetic appeal.


Bundled-Up Monogram Ornament. Anthropologie.

Alpine village, Bunny hill, Ski lift, Snowboard rental, Hot tub, Chalet

sign travel christmas Ornament by Midwest CBK.


Beaded Star & Bird Tree Topper. Anthropologie.

Woodlands in Luxe

Woodlands in Luxe

Luxury retreats, lustrous metallics and sparkling effects bring the forest to life this season. Colors showcase a range of rich browns and deep autumnal hues accented with crimson, pink and deep midnight.

Metallic foliage wreath

metallic foliage wreath. anthropologie


decorative pinecone branch. anthropologie

Once Upon a Time

Happily Ever After

Tales and characters from our childhood reinforce the enchantment that the holidays can display. From The Nutcracker to Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella to Frozen, “Once Upon a Time” provides an abundance of inspiration. Color is childlike and strong with storybook motifs and highlight brilliant reds, blues and golds with accents of royal purple and flirtatious pinks.

Glitterville Lively Nutcracker

Glitterville Lively Nutcracker. anthropologie

The World of Miss Mindy Alice in Wonderland Figurine

The World of Miss Mindy Alice in Wonderland Figurine. Hallmark

It's Showtime!

It's Showtime

The holidays are even more magical when celebrated under the Big Top. Join the circus with giant tents and carousels that mix brights with traditional red and green. Add motifs of circus posters, unicycles and Santa as
the ringmaster. It’s sure to be a good time!

Minimalistic Circus inspired Xmas ornaments

Minimalistic Circus inspired Xmas ornaments a set of 6. by Design Atelier Article. Etsy

Fantasy circus

Fantasy Circus Christmas Collection. Gisela Graham

Catch the Wave

Catch The Wave

Wintry sea ice stretches for miles as we get to peek underneath to see the celebrations and activities under the ocean waters. Mermaids, sea creatures and colorful coral highlight the holiday hues of aqua, icy whites, sea breeze blues, deep gold and fresh coral tones.

Mystical Mermaid Ornament

Mystical Mermaid Ornament. Anthropologie

Ocean pearl ornament

ocean pearl ornament. anthropologie

Happy holidays from all of us at Dunn-Edwards!