Country Christmas Color Palette

Is it possible to like Christmas colors more than any other colors in the world?  I mean, technically they’re  the same year-round, but for some reason they always seem prettier during the holidays.  So, to celebrate the season  I’m going color crazy until Christmas.  Here’s the first round!

It all begins with a big batch of my fluffy royal icing.  If you need the recipe, you can find it here.

To create the colors below, begin with approximately half a cup of royal icing.  For more intense color, double the gel color.  For lighter shades, use more icing or less color.  The following palette was created using the combinations below.

  1. Holly Jolly Red- 7 drops super red + 10 drops tulip red {color will develop over time}
  2. Mistletoe Green- 2 drops leaf green + 3 drops ivory + 5 drops electric green + 8 drops gold
  3. Prairie Grass Green- scant drop leaf green + 2 drops gold + 2 drops electric green + 3 drops ivory {OR for a very close match use 1-2 tablespoons Mistletoe Green}
  4. Burlap- 1 scant drop regal purple + 5 drops ivory +10 drops gold

Be sure to add these to the notes section of your printable color chart.

Have a great Tuesday!

Join The Discussion



  1. 11
    Alicia says:

    What a spectacular creation! You always share the most creative designs :) I wanted to ask where you purchase your cookie stencils from? Thanks!

  2. 12

    GORGEOUS absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the designs. You are definitely the creative color gal! I’ll have to add these to my Sugarbelle printed color chart :-)

  3. 13
    Gina says:

    Hey Caylee! I wanted to ask which stencil did you use for the green flowers? I have been on Global Sugar Art, DesignerStencils, Karens Cookies and other sites and I can’t find it! Is it a cookie stencil? A cake stencil?

  4. 14
    Sarah says:

    Quick Question: You say about 1/2 a cup per color for those ratios. Is that about 1 batch of icing or 2?

    • 14.1
      Heather says:

      Yes and how many cookies roughly would this cover? Have a massive mound of cookie decorating to do for Christmas and hate trying to re-mix color because I run out.

    • 14.2
      Sweetsugarbelle says:

      One batch if icing (small) covers about 3-5 dozen cookies. It depends on size, how much you use, etc. if you need more…double the quantities. That’s kind of one of those things you’ll have to experiment with. It’s different for everyone.

      • Sarah says:

        Sorry, i just re-read my question and it doesn’t make a lot of sense. What I was asking is about how many 1/2 cups of icing do you get per one batch of icing? Just as a guess.


  1. […] these.  It’s hard to pick a fave.  If you need help creating the colors that I used, click here.  For instructions on creating a burlap texture with icing, click […]

  2. […] and effort you can create a showstopping platter worthy of the most elegant holiday dessert table.  This color palette would work well for these cookies, but they’d also look amazing in shimmery silver or blue.  […]

  3. […] Reindeer Cookies CC BY 3.0 Back Float Bear Cookies CC BY 3.0 Kris Kringle Cookies CC BY 3.0 Country Christmas Color Palette CC BY 3.0 Roly Poly Santa Cookies CC BY 3.0 Peppermint Bark Cookies CC BY 3.0 Gingerbread […]