The main colors of Christmas are red and green. They are generally used with white, sparkling silver and gold to compliment them. Red denotes the festivity and cheery mood of the season and probably came from the red berries of holly that look so beautiful in wreaths. It adds warmth to the Christmas decorations. Santa wears a red dress too and looks so affable in his cute dress. Red rugs and carpets and red glow of fireplace can make you forget the chilly December evening outside. Rudolph has a bright red nose and is the favorite reindeer of all children. Red and green candle and flower arrangements of poinsettia and mistletoe make beautiful centerpieces for Christmas dinner table setting.
Green from pine trees, topiaries and wreaths is the obvious background for Christmas season and brings Nature into the house, soothing our senses and sore eyes. The color denotes hope of the arrival of spring and long lasting life just like evergreens that can weather all seasons. Other greens that are featured during Christmas include mistletoe, holly and ivy. It is said that anyone standing under the mistletoe branch on Christmas should not be refused a kiss. White and very light blue denotes snow and compliments green and red well. Similarly the sparkling silver and golden color add the royal and festive touch to Christmas celebration and remind us of the rich Three Wise Men, divinity of angels and the star that guided the shepherds to their Savior.