Merry Pinkmas! From baubles and trees to wreaths and wrapping, why everything’s coming up rosé this Christmas
- Shoppers are encourage to decorate with a very different colour this Christmas
- Pink is the new colour for the festivities this year with all things rosé selling fast
- Retails report that blush-coloured Christmas trees are now in high demand
- ISOLDE WALTERS tries out the new trend and decks the halls in all things pink
Forget the traditional festive colours of red, green and gold – this year, we’re all going pink.
From John Lewis to Marks & Spencer, shoppers are being encouraged to decorate with the colour more associated with Valentine’s Day. Christmas departments along the nation’s high streets have a rosier tint than normal.
Retailers report that artificial blush-coloured Christmas trees, rather than the traditional fir green, are in high demand.
Isolde Walters (pictured) tried out the new Christmas theme set to take the festivities by storm this year
This pink wreath from B&Q costs just £28 and will brighten up any home during the festivities
Four rolls of pink wrapping paper from B&Q costs just £10.49 while the leopard-print paper is £9.99 from Amazon
At a difficult time for the nation’s mood, pink decorations could be just the thing to inject some festive cheer
How much will a pink Christmas cost you?
1. Wreath – £28, B&Q
2. Tinsel – £9.29, Amazon
3. Stockings – £12.99 for two, Amazon
4. Teddy deer figure – £20, John Lewis
5. Pink crackers – £14 for eight, Amazon
6. Printed pink crackers – £12.50 for ten, John Lewis
7. Nutcracker figure – £15.99, Amazon
8. Card from a selection – £4, Marks & Spencer
9. Taper twist candle – £8, The Brimful Store
10. Mirror ball decoration – £15, John Lewis
11. Fleece pyjamas – £18, Marks & Spencer
12. Glittery socks – £8 for two pairs, Marks & Spencer
13. Wrapping paper – £10.49 for four rolls, B&Q
14. Leopard-print wrapping paper – £9.99, Amazon
15. Coffee machine decoration – £12, John Lewis
16. Car decoration – £8, John Lewis
17. Baubles – £19.50 for a pack of nine, Marks & Spencer
18. Christmas tree – £32.99, Amazon
19. Joy ornament – £10, John Lewis
20. Star on top of the tree – £8.49, Amazon
At a difficult time for the nation’s mood, pink decorations could be just the thing to inject some festive cheer.
Lisa Hooker, head of consumer markets at PricewaterhouseCoopers, told The Mail On Sunday that people are hopping on to the trend as they look forward to their first ‘normal’ Christmas since 2019.
‘If you are going to go all out for Christmas, you want to do it with a bit of a style – and right now that means pink,’ said Lisa.
‘As this is the first normal Christmas since the pandemic, we are spending on frivolities.
‘Pink seems to illustrate newness, energy, aliveness.’
She explained that pink is a ‘playful, nostalgic colour’ and takes people back to their childhoods, a joy considered to be the very essence of Christmas.
The unlikely festive fondness for all things pink has gone viral on social media, with videos related to ‘pink Christmas’ having racked up 160million views on TikTok.
This year, John Lewis has a pink range, called Sugar Plum Cafe, which includes pink fairy lights – already one of its top-ten sellers.
Hannah Ratcliffe, Christmas merchandiser for John Lewis, said: ‘Decorations in pink are proving popular. Pastel pinks are on trend, with Sugar Plum Cafe featuring two of our bestselling baubles.’
It follows on from this summer’s hot-pink trend which swept the catwalk and red carpet and saw stars like Gigi Hadid stepping out in head-to-toe fuchsia.
Keen to try out the trend, I kitted out my home for a pink Christmas, complete with a 6ft-tall tree.
I decorated its pale-pink branches with coral baubles and a candy-striped Joy ornament.
When I had decked the halls with bundles of neon-pink tinsel and a dusty rose wreath, I felt ready for a ‘Legally Blonde’-themed Christmas.
In my pink-striped pyjamas and glittery socks, I certainly felt like the film’s pink-obsessed main character, Elle Woods.