The Best Colours for the Festive Season – Tips for Your Colour Palette

How many Christmas Parties have you got lined up to go to this year?  And have you got your outfits for them all yet?  After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it seems there are still people holding out to see whether there are better sale bargains to be had - and let's face it, a party dress can be pulled out of the wardrobe over several seasons so buying in the sales is a good idea.  Or you might be rushing around at the last minute to find something to wear.  In any event, here's a newsletter prepared by Colour Me Beautiful to give you some tips to find the best colours for the Festive Season.

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December 2014

Dress up in your best festive party colours

It's the most glamorous season of the year which means picking those all-important party outfits. There is nothing better than wearing your best colours and a bit of sparkle to boost your mood and your party wear. Choose your colours and metallic shades well and you will truly dazzle through December.


Festive Colours for LIGHT

You can make the most of the delicate and shimmering shades this season. Pale pink or mint with some added sparkle are the perfect party pieces for you. Or, go for light gold or silver (depending on your skin tone). Don't overdo your sparkle or accessories, keep them pared down so as not to overpower your look.​

December Festive Colours for Lights Colour Me Beautiful Image Consultant Gillian Lewis

Festive Colours for DEEP

Deeps are spoiled for choice at this time of year with so many dark colours available (and you look amazing in head-to-toe black). Good colours for you are rich burgundy, deep purple and emerald. To make these shades more festive you want some embellishment such as sequins, gold trim or lace. If you do wear black, make sure you add some colour or metallic in your accessories.​

December Festive Colours for Deeps Colour Me Beautiful Image Consultant Gillian Lewis

Festive Colours for WARM


You can go to town with gold and red (two party wear favourites) as these shades were made for your colouring, but don't forget you have other choices too such as orange, green or copper. If you are going heavy on the gold jewellery you won't need sparkle on your dress, go for a satin sheen instead. Why not mix up different tones of red (in your palette) with your dress, jacket and handbag?​

December Festive Colours for Warms Colour Me Beautiful Image Consultant Gillian Lewis

Festive Colours for COOL

You can do black and silver beautifully, but why be predictable? There are some beautiful blues this season which will make fabulous party outfits plus cool purples and, of course, reds. If you do go for black, make it interesting with embellishment or statement jewellery.​

December Festive Colours for Cools Colour Me Beautiful Image Consultant Gillian Lewis

Festive Colours for CLEAR

Your colouring will love the brights in party wear this season from cobalt blue to fuchsia to emerald green (make sure they work with your cool or warm skin tone). You can go head to toe bright and bold and carry it off beautifully. Make your dress or separates the colour statement or make your necklace (near your face) the colour piece. If you want to go monochrome (which suits your contrasting colouring) make sure you add some shimmer or shine in the fabric to glam it up.​

December Festive Colours for Clears

Festive Colours for SOFT


Wearing softer shades doesn't mean understated outfits, you can still do sparkle or shine. Do make sure your colours are not too bright and that they work with your soft colouring. Mid-tone reds and antique gold are most flattering on you. You are the one who can take this season's favourite neutral - grey - and make it look fabulous with a hint of sparkle or sheen in the fabric or in your accessories.​

December Festive Colours for Softs Colour Me Beautiful Image Consultant Gillian Lewis

​Some great ideas there to make you look like a million dollars 😀

If you're not sure what your best colours are, book yourself a consultation

Knowing the colours and styles of clothes that work to enhance you makes it so much easier to choose clothes.

I'd love to hear your comments on this post

Gillian Lewis
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Gillian Lewis

Self Image Coach at Gillian Lewis: Spectrum Coaching and Consultancy based in Darlington, County Durham, UK
What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles.Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect.Sometimes it's serious.Sometimes it's just fun.Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience.If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you 😀
Gillian Lewis
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About Gillian Lewis

What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles. Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect. Sometimes it's serious. Sometimes it's just fun. Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience. If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you :-D

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