Our new Trim themes are a sure fire way to differentiate your business or residence this Christmas. These five trims reflect international trends and were developed after extensive research overseas and with internal focus groups. Uniquely untraditional in palette, these inspired new trims boast an exquisite range of detailed ornaments that 'say Christmas' in a whole new language.
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The Significance of Traditional Christmas colours
The traditional red and green colors of Christmas have a long and rich history rooted in both paganism and Christianity. To celebrate Saturn, the god of agriculture, Romans set aside the days from December 17 to December 25 as special holidays. Exchanging greenery such as holly and ivy was a way to wish one another long life, peace and good luck. Early Christians chose to stamp this tradition with a more spiritual emphasis. They renamed it Christmas as a mass for Christ, and red became the sacred color associated with His sacrificial life and death. Gold is symbolic of the one of the gifts brought by the magi to the Christ child and of the star that led them from the East.
Throughout the years, green, the color that represents life, nature, peace, eternity and the hope of the future, has been important, especially to families trying to survive the harsh conditions that winter brings. Whether this has meant decorating a house with palm branches in Egypt, bringing in an evergreen Christmas tree in Germany or stringing green garlands across a fireplace mantle in Vermont, this color is a reminder that the earth may appear asleep, but spring and reawakening are just a few short months away.
While red is an important symbol of Christ's birth and death, it also reminds the world to celebrate His selfless love and sacrifice. Holly berries, the red robes of church bishops, and red apples on the pine trees of medieval miracle plays were the forerunners of Rudolph's red nose, and Santa's familiar crimson suit. In Mexico, the beloved red poinsettia is a common Christmas decoration that reminds families of the star that hovered over Bethlehem so long ago.
Although trends are slowly changing, red, green and gold remain the most universally accepted colors of Christmas.
Pairing gold with black is one of the sophisticated new Christmas decorating choices for 2016. This look is sophisticated and elegant.
Recent trends see Champagne and Silver remaining strong and Copper experiencing a big revival in popularity.
Whatever your Christmas colour palette, you will find everything you need to successfully execute it from Chas Clarkson.