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Color Crush: Christmas Cookies

Color Crush: Christmas Cookies | Interior Design Dallas | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Santa is arriving in less than a week, so it’s the perfect time to be thinking about Christmas cookies. My Color Crush this week is a tasty example of how an appealing color palette can be found just about anywhere — even in your holiday baking!

Red and green are opposite each other on the color wheel, which creates something called a complementary color scheme. These opposing colors create maximum contrast and maximum stability at the same time. You’ll find a lot of complementary color schemes in nature (think red berries against a green holly bush, for example). Word to the wise: this color scheme must be managed well so it is not jarring. To do that, I would use the neutral tans as the wall colors in a room, keeping the saturated reds and greens as accents — perhaps as part of a pattern on window coverings or the furniture fabric. The effect promises to be beautiful!


What do you think about this week’s Color Crush color palette inspired by the colors of Christmas (and Christmas cookies!)? I’d love to hear your thoughts — and your personal inspirations! Join us on social media, specifically FacebookPinterest, or Instagram (don’t forget to tag @bgidesigner)! 

Barbara Gilbert and her team brings expertise with color and its psychological effects to every project, no matter the style. One of our favorite things is helping clients learn to love color and make it work for them! Give Barbara a call at 214-641-7897 or use the website contact form if you’d like to be inspired by the design of your home. Barbara Gilbert Interiors brings luxury interior design services to Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and many more parts of DFW. Please see the list of the areas we serve to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!



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