Gold and Silver: The “Neutral” Holiday
Give a nod to all backgrounds and cultures this holiday season.
Earlier and earlier every year, the halls are decked with red and green, before anyone is ready and long before the first snowfall. Soon, we’ll have to start stocking up for the holidays at the same time we buy our sunscreen. Unfortunately, by the time the holiday season actually comes around, everyone has gone red-green colorblind and no one wants to hear “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” anymore.
It’s easy to burn ourselves out on candy canes and gingerbread. The holiday season should be about beauty, elegance, and appreciation, not overexposure to contrasting colors!
Help your holiday party take a moment and remember the beauty and magic of the season by avoiding the traditional “Christmas” decorations this year. Instead, Julia Testa recommends sticking with a “holiday neutral” color palette: elegant, festive silver and gold. The glint of metallic ribbons and bows is perfectly suited to any event this holiday season, as it bespeaks opulence while implying tasteful celebration. Well-done silver and gold decor acknowledges the season and gives a nod to all backgrounds and cultures without excluding anyone or taking away from the professionalism of the event.
Want to know how it’s done? Explore Julia Testa’s professional advice on holiday decor and holiday events. For guidance for your own holiday planning, contact Julia herself!