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Hard to believe but the holidays, with their familiar color palettes, are almost upon us (where has the time gone?!).  We thought we’d shake it up a bit this year and introduce you to a hue that pairs well with the traditional red, green, blues and metallics while adding a sophisticated, cheery pop. Wanna know what it is?


December Color of the Month Grape1. Elle Decor 2. Decor Demon

“Grape is the perfect nod to this chilly month. It reminds me of the hustle and bustle of the holidays when paired with other vibrant colors yet brings beauty and warmth when standing alone. The saturated hue catches the eye and is a great accent color to any holiday celebration.”  —Farima Alavi, Assistant Editor

December Color of the Month GrapeBrian Patrick Flynn for hgtv.com

 ”This isn’t the purple you were in love with as a kid. It’s saturated, masculine and just a touch royal. It lends itself well to textures, from velvet to satin, and depending on how you style it, it can be sophisticated or punky. The only thing it can’t ever be, is ignored.” —Briana Mowrey, Senior Online Editor

  December Color of the Month Grape1. thelennoxx.com 2. Crate and Barrel

“A great complement to silver, black and rich jewel tones, grape is the perfect “notice me” hue to add to your holiday party palette. Or pair it with teal and pool blue to add a jolt of electricity to your decor all winter long.” —Liz Gray, Senior Online Editor


December Color of the Month Grape

1. etsy 2. Algo Mais

This grape is so electric, it practically fizzes. It’s an unexpected choice for the holidays, yet it makes perfect sense.” —Marianne Canada, HGTV Home Studio

December Color of the Month Grape1. Kevin Kelley Interiors  2. Atlanta Homes & Lifetyles Magazine

“Pair grape with tan and chocolate hues for a warm, luxurious look and feel that can easily work all year long. Entertaining for the holidays? Pull in a pop of grape with silver or cobalt for a sophisticated pairing that’s just right for frosty Christmas gatherings.” – Kayla Kitts, Assistant Editor 

We want to hear from you. Do you agree that grape is great? Will you include it in your holiday decor or entertaining plans this year?

26 Responses

  1. hungouttobuy says:

    The jewel tones are gorgeous!

  2. [...] green, silver and deep blue, but this December HGTV’s Color of the Month is glamming it up with grape. It’s a juicy pick to add to our palates and this beautiful berry color is among my favorite [...]

  3. Joy Bolick says:

    Since I am unsure of how to comment on a "Dear Genevieve" tv segment, I will comment here. Maybe the word will get to her production company. I have seen this particular segment of her show at least twice and each time I give a little laugh. It is the show of the remake of a condo of a single batchelor in Hoboken, NJ. Genevieve and her group redoes his room in a very masculine way. Anyway, they bring in a printing of a painting of a Civil War soldier to hang in a grouping of other prints. They announce the print as being "General Ulysses Grant" but if I am correct, it is a painting of "General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson," a Confederate General. The owner of the apartment seems to be of mixed ethnicity with some African American in him. Being from the South, I think General Jackson was a great general, but to the average African American, he might think differently. It might be a good time to study the lives of Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B Stuart and others to learn of them and their great lives and exploits, even though they fought for the wrong cause. Best wishes.

H. Camille SmithCamille is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee. As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, she has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors...


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