Hey! How was Christmas? I hope it was wonderful!!
Ours was quiet. My son and I stayed home, instead of getting together with friends, but it was a great day.
By the end of the night, though, I was ready to put away the few holiday decorations we put out this year. And now, I think I might be ready for winter hibernation. :)
Ready for Simple and Soothing?
The holiday season is always alive with vibrant color, and though it's not always about the red and the green, Christmas decorating is often colorful, too.
Many of us wear more color during this season, just like our homes do. Have you found that to be true for yourself?
I wouldn't have thought it possible, but I wore so much green during the holiday season that I am actually tired of it now. Last night, before I went to bed, I reintegrated my closet, and felt like I was getting the old gang back together again.
The red, banished, for now. And the greens, surrounded by the other colors I had begun to miss. It was very satisfying!
And though I didn't decorate nearly as much this year, I am tired of seeing them, too. They are gone, as well.
Do you feel that way after Christmas, too?
Once the gifts have been unwrapped and the tree put away, you may find you want a cozy, soothing color palette.
And winter, itself, paints in more subdued colors and seems to call to us to do the same. In this post, let's look at simple ways to do that in both your wardrobe and your home.
A Soothing Neutral Winter Capsule Wardrobe
How can you use color to create a quieter, more soothing winter capsule? Here are some ideas.
(1) Create a capsule with ivory and olive green. This season’s olive is deeper, and not as bright as you might normally expect an olive to be. So it’s a perfect choice, paired with ivory, for a more soothing palette.
You also can just choose ivory and oatmeal and other similar colors. These lighter colors are the ones I am longing for right now, but I need at little more contrast than just an outfit of neutrals.
(2) Grey and white (or ivory) also would be great color choices for a soothing neutral winter color palette. Try adding combinations of the two, in a scarf or other prints, to create harmony & add interest without adding color.
(3) If you still want a little bright color as part of your color palette, maybe choose a slightly more subdued version of it for winter. And pair that color with black and white, or brown and ivory, to create interesting combinations, but still have a mostly neutral palette.
Which colors do you want to wear this winter?
Soothing Colors at Home
You also can give your home a soothing and cozy color palette.
Once the decorations are put away, you may not want to have as much vibrant color as you did during the holiday season. Choose softer, more neutral colors, instead.
Identify the ones that make you start to feel calmer just by seeing them, and add them to your space. Consider warm camels or soft greys, paired with ivory or other browns and creams for a neutral, but calm and soothing look.
What are the colors you want to see in your home this winter?
See you tomorrow!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, tea matchmaker, self care coach and lifestyle blogger. I help women who want more time for tea breaks & self care simplify, and find time for both. More here.