Decor Trends and Trend Colors for Christmas 2019

Of course there’ll be a Christmas again this year and your strong demand for the new decor trends and trend colors for Christmas 2019 inspired us to take a look at the upcoming season. We first deal with the general decoration trends. Then let’s take a look at the four new trend styles for Christmas 2019.

For us there are four highlights among the decor trends for Christmas 2019.

One trend that is currently establishing itself are patterns “embossed” baubles. They are present in all color and style variants this year. These are baubles that, when made of glass, are blown into preformed molds. Thus, the bauble has diamond patterns or lines. Paired with a metallic used look, they are an eye-catcher on any tree, no matter which style you prefer. Even on a modern tree – when used in moderation.

Among the deco trends for Christmas 2019, opulent baubles play an important role.

The following materials are also important on Christmas: cones, eucalyptus and pine.

Pine cones can be staged in a variety of different ways and are available in so many different shapes and sizes that they are used everywhere. Eucalyptus exudes a touch of exoticism, but its bright finish makes it perfect for Christmas decorations. The long pine needles quickly fill a wreath and look florid or plain in the floristry – depending on how you use them. That’s why the pinewood fits so perfectly in the quite opposite decor trends for Christmas 2019.

Natural materials such as cones and mushrooms characterize the decoration for Christmas 2019.

Deer, Rocking Horse & Co. – trendy decorative figures for Christmas.

Regarding decorative objects we further see bells, rocking horses, but also the mushroom, which can be used from your autumn decorations. Even the Christmas tree as a pure decorative object is in demand this year. Animal motifs are mainly the deer but also polar bears and snowy owls which can only be used in certain Christmas themes.

The race among the decorative elements as decor trends for Christmas 2019, make bells, the rocking horse, but also the mushroom.

Fluffy materials as an important decorative element for this year’s Christmas decoration.

For the fabrics, it is also a contrasting pair which belongs to the decor trends for Christmas 2019. Depending on which Christmas trend you choose to decorate, there are on the one hand long-fluffy fleeces like sheepskin and their imitations, or velvet look. On the other hand, decorative fabrics such as table runners made of polyester with lush sequin embellishment or mica effect. Or you make it quite puristic: a wire mesh painted or natural, in which decorative objects such as cones, larch branches and baubles can be draped.

Long-pile fluffy fabrics such as sheepskin or in velvet look are in great demand as a decoration for Christmas 2019.

This year’s Christmas style worlds are also designed oppositely.

Four styles will make the race in 2019, although others will certainly be present as well. In the wake of the mega trend of individualization, anything that you personally like is allowed. Nonetheless, with this article we want to help inspire you and maybe even let you think in a different direction when it comes to Christmas decorations. Our style and color trends for Christmas 2019 are based on current and preferred interior design styles in today’s industry.


Decadence Christmas Deco

First of all, we have the Art Déco style, which is already widespread in many places and is now also making great inroads into Christmas decorations – as we had already previewed in our Christmas article in 2018. We gave this year’s style the name “Decadence Christmas Deco”. Here a striking color like emerald green, fir green, bordeaux, royal blue, turquoise or even black always plays a predominant role in the decoration. Coupled with golden accessories and motifs such as peacock feathers and cones, you can create a Christmas flair as in the 1920s.

The "Decadence Christmas Deco" style world has many features of the already widespread Art Déco style and embodies trend colors for Christmas 2019.

The one who wants to try it with black as an accent, should put a focus on silver and chrome as metallic accent. The heaviness of the color is best picked up with many white feather accessories.

Very noble and opulent are fir green, emerald, blue or burgundy with gold. Anyone who has matching home textiles can create a very harmonious Christmas decoration. Here we clearly see the moss green or fir green as unique trend colors for Christmas 2019.

The peacock fits fantastically into the picture, as do golden deers or lush golden candlesticks or lavishly decorated golden lanterns. For glasses and candle holders, as in the above-mentioned baubles, a touch of luxury is trending in 2019-2020. They are decorated with grooves and patterns, have a metallic finish and are often decorated with pearls or velvet ribbons. You can also experiment and use the Pantone trend color “Living Coral” or a bold blue or pink as a primary color.

Cool Natural

Another decor trend for Christmas 2019, which we were able to foresee last year, is now coming into the trade. It is a very natural style with many decorative elements that can be collected during a forest walk. We call it “Cool Natural” – because despite the autumnal cones, mosses, mushrooms and twigs, it always contains a touch of cool snow optics or silver mica that will give the elements the winter flair. We will surely see even more of that in 2020.

It also supports people’s desire for more closeness to nature. Plastic garbage and the pollution of the seas, which are regularly seen in the media, lead in a large clientele to the desire to have as little disposable items in the Christmas decoration and to resort to articles from local regions.

"Cool Natural" is a very natural style with many decorative elements and earthy trend colors for Christmas 2019.

Important elements in “Cool Natural” are cones and mushrooms. At the same time, the cones can be individually staged in large sizes on a beautiful ribbon or as a small variation in wreaths, decorated with silver or snow accents. These are usually pine or fir green elements. If you want a very natural decoration, use the branches themselves or moss.

If you choose to use a bit more green, grab matching green feathers, table runners with green sequins or mica, or even green fleece, into which you can put cones, larch twigs and some white or brown-beige baubles with silver finish. Also green baubles in a large decorative glass with cones in between look nice and fit harmoniously with the trend colors for Christmas 2019. On the tree you have to decide which one your prefer.

Cool Natural relies on natural components. So rather less baubles and less choice of color. Possibly a very subtle cool brown or fir green with for example crystal-clear baubles.
Christine HillerTrend analyst

The rest of the decoration is based on the natural model. That means you can confine to cones possibly with mica finish, natural feathers, small packets of parcel paper, socks made of jute, also paper baubles in an unusual look or simply designed angels made of natural material. Eucalyptus and pine have a natural snow effect, which means that they often look like iced in nature and are therefore particularly popular. Or you use parcel cord dipped in white mica as a garland. With a tree in “Cool Natural” less is often more.

The style fits in modern interiors or even in clear Scandinavian styles, as it is limited to a few discreetly placed decorations. Of course, you can also bring in other nuances in terms of color. Advice: use colors that match each other. So from brown, over beige to apricot or from wool white over beige to fir green. Gold then suits best to earthy nuances, silver to cooler colors. As new metallic effects, wire decoration and decorations in Rusty-Iron are added. So pieces that look slightly rusted. Or metal decoration in antique silver, meaning a metal that looks more dirty-black than silver.

Grandma´s Vintage Chest

If you’re more into nostalgia and tradition, you’re welcome to decorate it in “Grandma’s Vintage Chest” again this year. This style is still trending. Rocking horses, birds, bells and the like may come into play. Used effects and white-glazed woods for trays, bowls and decoration are suitable.

"Grandma's Vintage Chest" is also relevant for Christmas 2019. It stands for nostalgia and tradition.

Also in “Grandma’s Vintage Chest” traditional forms from the last century are important. Which is why one holds on lanterns, candle holders and decorative glasses in neutral colors such as white or beige, or gold or silver in trade. So the customer can decide for him or herself which style gets chosen for the objects. Also, if you get original decorations in this style from the flea market or grandmother, the whole thing is even more authentic.

As far as the trend colors for Christmas 2019 are concerned, not much has changed since 2018. This year, Mint Green seems to be on the rise, but also a iced “Coral” is trending for 2020. That would also be the new furnishing style “Marine Sea Life”, which will continue to establish itself in 2020 and will be featured in our soon to be published e-book. Here, the color “Coral”, or the nuance “Living Coral” plays an important role. That’s why “Grandma’s Vintage Chest” fits so well, because here objects with history play a role too – just as in the “Marine Sea Life”.

American Sweet Lush

A trend of a completely different kind finds more and more fans across the pond: “American Sweet Lush.” Particularly lush decorations play an important role here. Whether Christmas tree, entrance decoration, light decoration on the house, Advent wreath or window decoration: choose opulent!

Lush decorations play an important role in "American Sweet Lush". The trend colors for Christmas 2019 range from lime green to dark green, turquoise with white, blue with ice blue, or mango with orange.

We probably don’t need to write much about it because every year American movies and tv shows give a glimpse into “The American Way of Christmas”. Important here are many colorful baubles, which are by definition no more “baubles”. No, often there are glass decorations in the form of candy, packets, mini-Christmas trees, Santa Claus, candy canes, hearts, stars, chocolate, muffins and cake pieces. The imagination knows no limits. Even loops, garlands and tinsel are an important element.

For many Americans, visiting Santa Claus through the in-house fireplace is an elemental tradition. Therefore, socks on a (not necessarily real) mantel are absolutely necessary for the right Christmas feeling.

As far as the style-specific trend colors for Christmas 2019 are concerned, we are also in the land of unlimited possibilities. Everything is allowed and everything “in”. For us, the trend is establishing itself in a more dignified way and for now we mainly see the glass decorations. Also candy canes are increasingly found in the food trade and as decoration.

In terms of color, “American Sweet Lush” will primarily manifest itself in the traditional red-white-green. As I said, everything is allowed. So if you are into American opulence, then you can also implement it in a style-authentic way in a different color combination. For example from lime green to dark green, turquoise with white, blue with ice blue, or mango with orange. The most important thing: the more decoration on the tree the better.


Christmas 2019: The imagination knows no bounds.

Sure, there are even more design options for the deco trends and trend colors for Christmas 2019. For example very modern and stylized. The traditional red and white is, as every year, a must-have for many regions and traders. We have focused on the trends we see as new trends for Christmas 2019-2020 based on our research. If you are looking for further inspirations, please read our Christmas articles from 2018 or 2017.

On Pinterest there are also inspirations on our Christmas pinboards. Let us know if you discover something new that we should definitely share with our readers.

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