Christmas colors, as we know them, are evolving – in a movement seemingly supported by Paris Hilton, naturally. The socialite is the latest celebrity to showcase the holiday decorations that adorn her Beverly Park abode, and in true Paris Hilton style – there's no shortage of pink.
In Paris' video, we spotted a giant Christmas tree decorated with white feathers and a gold star – and another pink tree beside an array of rosy candy-shaped decorations. The latter likely pays homage to her newborn daughter, London Marilyn, born in November. Paris decorated her staircase railing with pink and white roses and dressed her space with boxes of pink presents and balloons.
While Paris Hilton may be synonymous with pink, Lick's color expert, Tash Bradley, says that her color palette is not unusual this Christmas. In fact, it's not only unusual, it's right on trend.
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We may be forgiven for quickly associating Christmas with burning reds, holly greens, and glittery golds. However, Tash explains that pink, teal, and yellow are the new 'it-colours' for this festive period.
In recent years, there has been a movement towards incorporating more playful, fun colors into our homes, but no time allows them to shine quite like the holidays. These three hues are said to leave us feeling festive and joyful while enabling us to celebrate the holiday in the chicest way possible – and Paris's entryway is the perfect example of how to celebrate these it-colors in excess.
'This year, people have been embracing color in an entirely new way. There has been a noticeable shift towards decorating with more playful, joyful colors that connect you with your inner child and encourage you not to take yourself too seriously,' Tash comments.
'We're moving away from the traditional color combination of holly green and berry red and instead embracing more youthful, spirited shades that break the confines of tradition and give you a sense of uninhibited joy.'
Tash is trained in color psychology and theory, she helps people around the world bring their dream decorating projects to life and utilize color to impact personal spaces, as well as overall lifestyle and wellness. Tash leverages her expertise in color psychology and theory, as well as interior design, to lead Lick’s design studio and curate the brand’s global paint and wallpaper offerings. To date, she has led 1,000+ color consultations for Lick clients, providing customers the confidence they need to create a home they’ll love.
It's hard to make a mistake when decorating with pink this Christmas, as almost every variation of the hue is likely Paris-approved (or at least, we would hope). However, for an on-trend starting point, Tash recommends opting for a soft pastel hue with a particularly modern aesthetic.
'Expect to see pastel palettes taking over this Christmas, as decorators swap greens for light teals, golds for sunshine yellows, and reds for bubblegum pinks,' she comments. 'These lighter variations have a heavier white pigment, giving them a soft, contemporary feel.'
'Another idea I predict will be popular this Christmas is doing a monochromatic, tonal color scheme of pinks and reds. To do this, use pink as the hero color and then introduce accent colors of red, like a bright Christmas red and a dark burgundy, into your decor. Traditional reds may be out this Christmas, but there is a way to still weave it in alongside pinks.'
While we can't all work with a space as grand as Paris', it's not too late to tap into the look with these pink buys (versatile enough to work in spaces of every size).
H&G's Pink Christmas Shopping Edit
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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