At Pat McDonnell Paints we have chosen 5 backdrops to find the best complimentary colours this festive season for you.

Whether you have a contemporary home or a traditional home we have picked out Christmas decoration colours that will best suit you. From burgundys to navys, greens to golds we have all the best Christmas colour palettes to delve in to.


A dark burgundy colour is best complimented by rich metallics like gold, silver and brass as well as some neutral tones of cream and grey. The latter is a more traditional colour palette. If you’re going for a luxurious and textured look we advise sticking to the hues of burgundy with reds, purples and dark greens. Burgundy recommendation – Raglan Road from Colourtrend.


Dark green reminds us of nature, the forests around us full of Pine trees. When thinking of complimentary colours for dark green think about nature, and what you can find in the forest. Mushroom greys, leafy greens, berry reds and nut browns. Nature always has the answers. It doesn’t hurt to have a pop of colour here, like a burnt orange. Green recommendation – Dublin Bay 2 from Dulux.


Gold is a colour that is usually seen as complimenting a dominant dark colour, whether that be reds, navys or blacks. It is a decorative colour that is best kept to a minimum, only for a peppering around the house. For a traditional look we can use gold partnered with creamy neutrals. A nice neutral is Farrow’s Cream No. 67 from Farrow & Ball.


White is probably the easiest backdrop colour for Christmas decorations as it can be complimented with almost any colour. You can be traditional using greens, reds and golds here or contemporary using earthy browns, greens and navys. White recommendation – Brilliant White from Colourtrend


Navy is a very versatile colour, almost complimented by any other colour. However, for Christmas we would recommend paring it with dark greens, browns and reds with a pop of colour like white. Recommended navy – Gatsby Blue from Dulux Moda

Our in-store colour consultants are here to help with your interiors this Christmas. Why not make an appointment here and get some expert advice for your home.

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