Christmas colors are colors that traditionally symbolize Christmas. These are primarily a medium red and green that originated with the leaves and berries of holly. Evergreen varieties of holly plants are a traditional symbol of Christianity that have been used since the middle ages to make Christmas wreaths. This was reinforced with 20th century advertising that began to standardize depictions of Santa Claus in red and green. Other colors that symbolize Christmas are gold and silver as these have long been used in Christmas symbols such as the star on top of Christmas trees. The following the common Christmas colors and a few related colors.
Dark Christmas Green
NotesThe standardization of Christmas red and green and depictions of Santa Claus are often attributed to the 20th century advertising of Coca-Cola and the artist Haddon Sundblom.If you compare the Christmas colors above with the colors of traditional symbols of Christmas such as holly, ivy and mistletoe you can see that 20th century advertising made Christmas colors more vivid.