My photo, one of the projects from my upcoming Hot for the Holidays Card Class, uses Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler, accented with Crumb Cake and Silver. Crumb Cake and Silver normally count as Neutrals in this case, but Crumb Cake is taking the place of a Red-Orange/Orange-Red color to complete the triangle of the Split Complementary color scheme. A Split Complementary color scheme uses the colors adjacent to the Complement. Red and Green are Complements, so Red-Orange/Orange-Red and Red-Violet/Violet-Red are Split Complements to Green.
A traditional Red and Green combination is Real Red and Garden Green. These two colors are Complements of each other. For Christmas Cards, the pair looks great accented with Gold (#132622) or Silver (#132178) Foil Sheets. You can also glitz it up with my favorite – Glimmer Paper! Any of the neutral colors: Champagne (#127885), Dazzling Diamonds (#135315), Gold (#133719) or Silver (#135314) will work perfectly! The Red Glimmer Paper (#121790) is a color part-way between Real Red and Cherry Cobbler, so it will fit well with either combination.
For a Designer Pastel Combination, use Pistachio Pudding and Pink Pirouette. These are tints of the Red/Green Complement. Imagine re-creating the project in my photo with these colors and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!
The High-Fashion Combination comes from Complements in the Red-Violet/Violet Red and Green-Yellow/Yellow-Green color groups. Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke were a popular combination a few years ago, and they work perfectly together now. You can also use Old Olive or Mossy Meadow in place of Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler in place of Rich Razzleberry. All of these colors can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways. Why not make the same card design in each color combination? That way, each of your recipients will receive a unique Christmas Card!
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