Associated with Christmas, traditionally speaking, are greens and reds along with blues, whites, golds, and silvers.  For those that are curious, we at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc would like to share why these colors are linked with Christmas traditions. 

Silver & Gold Christmas Paint Color Ideas  

As a gift for baby Jesus one of the Wise Men gave gold, where many Christians impose gold within the traditional colors at Christmas time.  The Star the Wise Men used to locate the baby Jesus or the glow from the sun is dictated with gold, as a deeper meaning for gold is attributed to the faction of light illuminated to Earth.  Where Jesus is the light that nourishes the people with hope and guidance in the darkness.  As a symbol of love and respect gold and silver is implemented in the Christmas theme as it also represents the treasures past around at Christmas time. 

White Diamond Paint Color for Christmas

Peace and purity is commonly symbolized in quite a few cultures.  White snow is also associated with winter.  In addition, placed upon the branches to signify the bread eaten at the Last Supper to symbolize Christ’s body from the white wafers, along with the apple used to decorate the Paradise Trees for the plays. These wafers are continued to be eaten in many Christian faiths to remember Jesus’s sacrifice for the people.  Being frequently incorporated in Christmas themes, white is commonly seen with religious ceremonies and décor.

Meaning of Blue Christmas

Viewed as a luxury expense during the Medieval period, Mary’s robes were blue, making them more meaningful. Only royalty and the upper-class nobles could afford the illustrious blue-colored clothing.  In order to emphasize Mary’s importance and her role, Mary is usually wrapped in blue.  In addition to being the color of the sky, today, blue is often associated with Christmas décor as a symbol of heaven. 

Green is One of the Most Popular Christmas Paint Colors

One of the reasons greens is primarily used with Christmas is the evergreen plants that have been widely used throughout the centuries, even before Christmas was celebrated.  Used to brighten the dark drab buildings during long winter months, mistletoe, holly, and ivy were often used.  To boost morale within the community, hanging these beauties was a reminder that spring isn’t too far as they could withstand the freezing weather.  In January, as a token for good luck, the Romans would exchange evergreen branches.  Relating many Bible’s stories throughout the different parts of Europe during the middle ages, Paradise plays were joyfully performed on Christmas Eve being that the majority of the people were unable to read for themselves.  To represent the Garden of Eden rendition, the Paradise Tree was designed with a pine tree with red apples hanging from the branches. Greens are heavily linked to Christmas, especially with Christmas Trees, Holly and Mistletoe. 

Christmas Red Paint Color

Coming from the Paradise Tree reenactment, the red fallen apples represent the fall of Adam.  Reds are seen in Holly berries and commonly associated with Christmas.  Most importantly for the religious aspects, the red represents the blood spilled from Christ during the crucifixion.

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