Congratulations to Valerie C. our garland giveaway winner! Thank you to everyone else who entered our contest. You made it a great first contest experience and we hope to offer more in the future.
One major color that stood out while scoping out the 2011 Christmas trends was the use of turquoise. It got me thinking about how you can use this intense color in Christmas and holiday decorations. I created an inspiration board that incorporates the turquoise with golds, browns, and grey greens. Though for a very modern look you might consider just turquoise and crisp white.
The traditional blues of Hanukkah also lend themselves to a modern update with touches of turquoise. If you are stumped for a way to tone down the turquoise look no further than than a peacock feather and use the bronzes, browns, and grey-greens to complete a pleasing palette.
To see even more ideas see my turquoise inspiration board at Pinterest.