I’ll Have a Pink Christmas

Red and green are great, but we're dreaming of a rose-colored holiday season.

Bing Crosby is dreaming of a white Christmas. Elvis Presley anticipates a blue Christmas. We’re leaning toward warmer tones for the holidays. While we love classic red and green with a flash of gold, pinks and corals offer a fresh pop and as seen in the arrangements and decor gathered here, can bring an unexpected sophistication to holiday designs.

cathy graham, christmas arrangement
Candy-Colored Charms

For a holiday table, Cathy Graham tucked sprigs of cypress and variegated holly into a bountiful pink flower arrangement encircled with vintage glass garland. See the story.

Photo by Quentin Bacon | Andrew Ingalls

Margot Shaw's 2022 Christmas tree decorated with pink and coral carnations, roses, and hypericum.
Rosy Revelry

For a party at FLOWER editor-in-chief Margot Shaw’s home, Birmingham floral designer Kappi Naftel filled the Christmas tree branches with pink and coral carnations, roses, and hypericum.

Photo by Margot Shaw

Cerise Christmas

Pink anemones fill Butter Wakefield’s beloved lusterwares on her Christmas table. The bold color combination of hot pink and orange extends to the tablecloth, cups of bright ornaments, and even the candlesticks. See the story.

Photo by Clive Nichols

Santa dressed in pink with mom an two daughters at party
Fanciful gingerbread house-topped cake on a pedestal at the Palm Beach Lately and LoveShackFancy holiday party
Rosy Cheeks and Cheer

When Santa comes to Palm Beach, he wears pink! A gingerbread-house decorating party co-hosted by Palm Beach Lately and LoveShackFancy, reimagined the Land of Sweets from The Nutcracker. Fondant palm trees, rock candy sticks, and sprinkles of sugar make the cake creation from Earth & Sugar almost too pretty to eat. See the story.

Photo by by Shea Christine Photography

Christmas presents wrapped in pink paper and tied with red or silver ribbon are stacked on the stairs beside a tabletop tree set on a blue-and-white toy chest
Vibrant Color

Designer Stephanie Lynton set a pink tone in the eat-in area of her kitchen. Her dog, Jack, poses by “The Nana Tree” with stacks of pink-wrapped presents tied with red and red-striped ribbons. See the story.

Photo by Hector Sanchez

Christmas flower arrangement with pink poinsettia and roses, designed by Kiana Underwood of Tulipina
The Pink Poinsettia

Floral designer Kiana Underwood created his arrangement in shades of pink and coral that includes David Austin roses, dogwood fruit, euphorbia, and mistletoe. It elevates the poinsettia to a sophisticated status. See the story.

Photo by Nate Underwood

asymmetrical wreath, floral wreath
Rose-Colored Ring

Portland, Oregon, designer Sarah Blasi of Selva, created this airy, artistic holiday wreath using unexpected materials and a fresh palette of pinks and reds. See the how-to.

Photo by Maria Lamb

Shelley Johnstone's dining table set for a holiday meal with red, pink and white flowers.
Shimmering Centerpiece

Glowing tulips, anemones, peonies, and ranunculus in shades pink and red fill vintage Moroccan glasses on Shelley Johnstone’s Christmas table. See the story.

Photo by Aimee Mazzenga

floral wreath by @willowcrossleycreates
Warm and Welcoming

Floral designer Willow Crossley made everyone smile with her 2020 blooming wreath kit! See the story.

Photo by @willowcrossleycreates)

Pink Christmas tree in lobby of Quirk Hotel in Richmond
Quirky in Pink

Pink is the signature color of the Quirk Hotel, in Richmond, Virginia’s design district. It’s only expected that a giant pink Christmas tree takes center stage in their lobby. See the story.

Photo by Alston Thompson

Vintage Warmth

The designers at Putnam & Putnam combined ‘Amnesia’ roses, ranunculus, tulips, quince branches, sweet peas, agonis, and pinecones for this gorgeous wreath. “This wreath has a vintage feel because of the color palette, which is muted and looks a bit faded. We like to include warm brown undertones in many of our designs.” See the story.

Photo by Nichole Franzen | Illustration by Claire Cormany

Dogwood Hill Holiday Collection 2022 - Pink Poinsettia
That’s a Wrap!

To commemorate this festive time of year, Dogwood Hill has released its new Holiday Collection of artist-created designs displayed on wrapping paper and cards. And of course, the collection includes this ‘Pink Poinsettia’ collection from artist Eden Flora. See more at Dogwood Hill.