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20+ Winter Color Palettes Designers Are Loving This Year

Want to walk in a winter wonderland all year-round? Check out these 22 wintery color palettes for the home that will make every season feel as calm and festive as the chillier months of the year.

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1. Florals for Winter? Groundbreaking.

This gorgeous earth-tone palette is perfect to use in any room of your home. The rich browns and greens pair so well with the softer taupe and grey colors and can be used in any combination. Use the green to accent a space with furniture of a lighter color and use some of the deeper richer colors for key pieces like rugs and small accent tables. This is a fun palette to work with, especially with all those subtle hints to the woody outdoors in the winter.

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2. Mountain Mood

This crisp and cool color palette is the quintessential winter pairing. There’s nothing more calming than a pretty blue palette with a sprinkle of neutral tones to even things out. Even when it’s 100 degrees outside in the summer, you’ll be able to look around your home and think of all those days spent on the slopes. With this selection, you can also opt to switch out your metals from chrome in the cold months to an opulent gold in the summer to warm things up.

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3. ‘Tis the Season

We know that the typical red and green holiday palette seems hard to pull off in the summer, but we can assure you, it is subtle enough to make it work for your space. Feel free to use the deep red to accent with trinkets and florals, and then use the other colors to fully decorate with your main elements. It’s a classic color palette that is versatile enough to have in your home all year.

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4. Pine Cones and Earth Tones

The real star of this palette is the rich teal undertone that works to remind you of not only the view of icy mountains as you hit the slopes in December but also of the crashing waves you’ll see during summer vacation. It’s the perfect sounding board for the rest of the other colors in this selection. The colors are rich and elegant, and they’re the perfect way to dress up a space without making it too formal. It’s truly the best of both worlds.

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5. Merry and Bright

If you were looking for warm and festive, you’ve come to the right place. This sweet palette has everything you need in the way of softening a space and a backdrop with many stark colors. This color palette is a fun way to turn a room with white or light grey walls into the coziest room in the house. The taupe undertones in this palette work for every season, making spirits bright whether its 9 or 90 degrees outside!

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6. Green With Envy

This palette has become ever so popular in the past few seasons, and we can see why. The earthy greens and browns combined with a stark black to break everything up is an easy design choice. Consider throwing some bronze elements in with these palettes and using some richer fabrics and textures for a truly dynamic tableau.

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7. Movie Magic

This is one of those color palettes that’s just straight out of a beautiful holiday movie. The muted red in this palette is an unexpected departure from an otherwise relaxed selection. Use it in accent pieces like books, chairs, and textiles. Or take a daring risk and use it in a main furnishing like a sofa or coffee table. Either way, this palette aims to please in all seasons.

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8. The Four Seasons

Who doesn’t love a beautiful selection of jewel tones? These colors are fun and daring– the perfect way to liven up a space that fits any time of year. This palette combines otherwise cooler colors with a shock of orange that really rounds things out. If you’re really feeling adventurous, throw one of these colors on the wall, mix in some exotic textiles and tapestries, and mix your metal accents to get a really eclectic look.

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9. Coffee and Colors

If you like your home decor like you like your coffee, rich and delicious, then this is the palette for you. We don’t know about you, but this one makes us want to cozy up with a hot beverage and a good book. Don’t be fooled by some of the monochromatic undertones in this selection; with the dark espresso, you can create some stark contrasts in your space to make this an exciting look.

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10. Pine and Presence

You can practically smell the fresh pine and the crisp air as you dive into these colors. This palette works in every kind of space in every season of the year. It’s an easy way to keep a clean look, while giving your space some warmth. These colors call for a minimalist aesthetic and some fresh greenery accents to really give it a chance to shine.

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11. Mellow Yellow

Yellow is oftentimes a color that brings fear into the spirit of someone who’s redoing a space. We are here to assure you, there’s nothing to be afraid of! With the right elements, it’s a color that can bring joy and brightness to even the most blustery winter morning. Used in combination with some of those darker tones, the yellows in the palette stand to create a fresh and exciting look.

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12. All Is Calm

This palette is a fun one to work with. The purple tone in this palette really brings this look together. Think about pairing this palette with some fun faux fur and silver accents to tie it all in. These colors are exciting to work with and will bring a calm feel to any space.

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13. Scarborough Fair

Spa or sitting room? You’ll have trouble remembering which one you’re at when using this sage-inspired palette. These blues and greens can be paired with wispy and delicate textures, or you can be daring and incorporate a rich green velvet furniture piece to ground this color scheme as you use it in your home. By the time you’re done with this color palette, you’ll feel as calm and as zen as ever.

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14. A Little Birdie Told Us

This is such a sweet and cheerful color scheme, sure to brighten some of those dreary winter days and complement those gorgeous summer sunsets. There are so many great ways to use this palette; each color can serve as the main hue or as an accent tone. Don’t be afraid to get creative with those colorful accent chairs and rugs! Let your mind run wild with all the possibilities for this selection.

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15. Blushing Pines

The muted greens in this palette are to die for! And combined with those blush undertones, you simply can’t go wrong. The grey hue bridges the gap between your complimentary colors and ties everything together fairly nicely. Go ahead and pair this selection with bronze accents and light fabrics for a serene look that’s perfect for every season.

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16. Frozen Fractals

Do you want to build a snowman? After seeing this palette, we sure do! Check out these gorgeous blues and use them in all kinds of combinations against a stark white wall to really bring some charm to a room. Mix your metals with bronze and chrome elements to liven it up a bit, or furnish with lighter woods to keep the cool vibes this color scheme is giving off.

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17. All of the Lights

There’s something about holiday lights that just brings magic to the winter season. With this palette, you can keep that feeling going all year long. It’s amazing how these colors can come together and create a look that is both earthy and classic, while still being eclectic in nature. From your delicate blush to the deepest navy, this palette has everything you’re looking for.

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18. Oh, What Fun!

A palette with a little sparkle?! Sign. Us. Up. We know you must be wondering where you think shimmer and shine fits into your vignette, but we can assure you, there are more opportunities to add it in than you realize. Fill a glass vessel with glitter spheres or search for an accent to put on a sofa table. Now, if you want to talk about a courageous design choice, a glitter accent wall never hurt anyone. There are so many fabulous ways to spin this selection, so get creative!

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19. Wonderland

There’s a moment when winter has just set in and everything is just a little frosty– allowing those last remnants of fall to peek through. This palette is so representative of that sweet spot and that’s why we love it so much. Pair this color scheme with lighter woods like pine or maple and mix in some rich textures like a cable knit throw blanket, and you’ve got yourself the loveliest space.

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20. Color Coordinated

You can just lose yourself in this color scheme. The taupe undertones are so peaceful, while the green gives a fresh shock of color. Keep this look warm with tall pillar candles in glass hurricanes, some soft throw pillows, and a rich rug to complete the space. Feel free to use the greens in an accent role, perhaps using fresh greenery as a tie in. The possibilities are endless with this one.

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21. Sip Sip

Is it even winter without hot chocolate? Just like our favorite winter beverage, this color scheme is one you can get creative with. Just like you’d add marshmallows and candy canes to your hot cocoa, you can easily customize this palette with some fresh, metallic accents and fun trinkets like canvas-bound books and blankets. This is just one of those palettes that warms you up from the inside out.

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22. Bloom and Grow

When you think of the holidays, that classic red comes to mind. But, there’s a reason it’s a classic; it doesn’t have to be confined to just those snowy months. Don’t limit yourself– enjoy the rich, bright colors in this palette and get excited to pair them with their muted counterparts. Be daring with a red velvet accent chair or chose an elegant Persian rug with red or green as the primary color. This color scheme has endless opportunities.

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We hope you and yours enjoy diving into these palettes this season and that you continue to enjoy them beyond the ice and snow of December. Happy Decorating!