When you are decorating for the holiday season, it's not all about red and green. Check out these modern holiday color palettes that are perfect for dressing up your tree, table, and all around your home.

Pink and gold

That's right—pink for Christmas. Pink combined with gold, along with touches of lavender, white, and silver make an amazing color palette that you'll love. You can use these colors when creating your tablescape, wrapping gifts, and even decorating your Christmas tree. Check out this gorgeous pink and gold tree featured on ApartmentTherapy.com.

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Silver and cool blue

Created by designer Lindsay Mens of Sarah Richardson Design, this holiday décor has a wintry appeal that is understated and beautiful. The tree is decorated with soft white, cool blue, and shiny silver. The white shelving system (from Ikea), furniture, and artwork sets off this holiday look. Of course, the packages are wrapped to match the color scheme as well—save your Santa wrap for next year.

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Violet and green

A new twist on the traditional red and green color scheme is violet and green. It's a little more regal and sophisticated. This violet and green wreath was spotted on the "Better Homes and Gardens" website.

To make this wreath, head to your local craft store to find the items you need. It features ball ornaments, silk flowers, and green faux foliage. You can easily attach the items to a foam wreath with floral picks. Also, use violet tablecloths and napkins, create a centerpiece for your table with violet flowers and add touches of silver to finish off the look.

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White and turquoise

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? That's all well and good, but be sure to add an accent color that really pops—like turquoise or fuchsia. This modern color palette will certainly brighten up your home this holiday season. This tree was featured by Swedish visual merchandiser Benita Larsson on her blog ChezLarsson.com.

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Sounds boring right? Well, as you can see by the color palette above, it's definitely not. These colors were put together by Vicki Dvorak from Simply Hue. This holiday palette features brown, beige, cream, grey-green, and silver. The items in the inspiration photo are from various sellers on Etsy. You can find all the details about this holiday color palette and several others on the Etsy blog.

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