Mermaids of the Lake

A Merry Modern Christmas

By Shelley Hepler
Silver bells, red sashes, and piney Christmas trees are things that our favorite old-time holiday stories are made of. But you, the creative rebel that you are, love all sorts of colors and want to celebrate the season by mixing things up a bit. Well, you're not alone! Christmas in a modern world allows for every color imaginable to ring in the season. Here are some fun yuletide color displays that should get the decorator in you excited!

Lime green and silver are beautiful together
Why not brighten up the holiday with this stunning combination!

Silver has long been a Christmas standard
Using it as a feature color is dazzling

The richness of combining copper and teal decorations on a large tree
make a statement of warmth and majesty 

Candy canes, little red treats and white lights
are more than enough to bring Christmas cheer this year

Go ahead, use every bright color you can thing of!
It's a wonderful way to enliven the season

Whimsy and prettiness are guaranteed to make your
Christmas princess dream of sugar plums

Make a statement with teal, combined with greenery and crystal
It is modern and sophisticated

Red and white are so traditional
But, presented in a bold scale, they are contemporary and grand

Here's another fun way to mix up traditional red and silver
Add a little lavender, now you have something special


Aqua, chartreuse, and hot pink reindeer? Why not!
Don't forget to add bright red, orange, and purple to this party

This table setting is brilliant with shiny bright green
and pink accents against silver and black

Being inspired by the modern decor in your home
is a beautiful way to add Christmas to pieces already on display

Non-traditional magenta mixes with
conventional white in an eye-catching holiday mantel display

Traditional Victorian elements in
non-traditional pink and cream. How lovely!
 Want to shake up the Christmas spirit?
A sea of purple and silver balls will get things really rockin'

A snowy field of white and icy crystal
Is a sexy and modern way to deck the halls

Homemade can be modern with a
very contemporary combo of teal and tomato red
Santa loves modern, too! Bet he chuckles an extra ho ho ho
when he see these great stockings

How ever you wrap things this Christmas,
feel free to explore modern ways to color your holiday

Wishing you a Merry Modern Christmas!