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Colored Tree Lights or White Lights?

I'm a staunch supporter of using white lights on my holiday tree, and on indoor holiday trees in general. They're classy and elegant, rather than kitschy and retro. But, I don't mind colored lights on outdoor, public trees. With the right ornaments and other décor, they can be quite charming. Either way, LED lights are the way to go. What about you? Where do you fall on the color wheel?


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Imperial-Monkey-King Imperial-Monkey-King 5 years
White!! Definetly more elegant. I cant stand those pink lights on the multi colored strands on the tree. Not at all traditional. The exception to my predjudice, are the bubble lights. They give movement to the tree and are an interesting focal point.
covergirl-smile covergirl-smile 9 years
I love the classic look of one color. Like all white, or all blue, etc.
cfoley11 cfoley11 9 years
I love colored light. Can we return to calling Christmas trees, Christmas trees instead of calling them holiday tree.
wastedbeauty wastedbeauty 9 years
MissFamous182 MissFamous182 9 years
aimeelove aimeelove 9 years
I actually like the white lights better. I do use both though.
yes-jess yes-jess 9 years
I love multi-colored lights...reminds me of home and my childhood, and really, isn't that what Christmas is REALLY about? What? Baby Jesus? Alright, him too...but mostly it's about children and I choose to include my inner-child and she likes tacky colored lights dammit!
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I love colored monochromatic lights. My parents have a white tree w/ blue lights and blue & silver bulbs and garland! It is so very beautiful! :)
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
kinda depends on the home...or if its a
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I prefer colored lights. White lights are more elegant and if I were going for a fancier look I'd definitely use those. I prefer a more laid-back and casual family style look.
elle-j elle-j 9 years
growing up, my mom adored christmas, so we had 4 trees! 3 of them had white lights, but the "kids" tree in the playroom had the old school big colored lights and read shiny beads. The other three trees were much more elegant. Our main tree was in the kitchen/family room, we had a tabletop "nature" tree in our library decorated with animal, gardening, flower etc. ornaments. And our tree in the living room was perfect looking and boring!!! I used to call it the "bloomingdales" tree since it looked like it sohuld be in the department store. It was decorated with peach, cream and gold ornaments. Anyway, bottom line...i do prefer white lights, and definite white outside.
KatieDearest KatieDearest 9 years
I think the only colored lights that are non-ugly are the big glass string lights from the 60's. Those little ones are badly colored, the "red" is pink- ONLY appropriate for easter and dorm rooms.
seandummi seandummi 9 years
BOTH! we do 2 trees, one with all white lights, silver, white, gold, clear and green ornaments then colored lights on another with handmade ornaments, ornaments we made when we were kids and clear colored glass ornaments
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I like white, but hubby likes colors. Since he caved on getting a fake tree I at least let him get one with his ugly colored lights on it.
n_i_k n_i_k 9 years
I like both! :)
slumberlite slumberlite 9 years
When I was a kid, nobody used white lights. I am old, and therefore, retro :-)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
On a Christmas tree, white lights are so classy and elegant. But I'm a sucker for those tacky colored lights you see on people's rooftops and houses outdoors!
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
Marci Marci 9 years
I liked the white a lot when they started being used a lot more, but now there's so much white everywhere that I miss the colors. So I'm back to using the multi color, just the small ones, and I'm loving them again.
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
I like white, but once I have children, I'll probably switch to multi for a while.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I've never even really thought about this before. I have all white lights everywhere. I do however have the funkiest collection of ornaments around so maybe that's why I go with the white. I just ordered that black christmas tree and I can't wait to get it!! I actually saw one a few weeks ago before the sugar post and thought it was neat as they had it up early and decorated for fall. What a neat idea to put it up at halloween and put out all my nightmare before christmas ornaments then transition to just fall colors then boost it up for Christmas. OK, I might just be a freak ;-)
Angelica Angelica 9 years
I say colored lights for the tree and white lights for decoration.
momofthree momofthree 9 years
I love white lights, but my children love the colored lights - so I finally compromised - now we use both on the tree - I tuck the white ilghts deep in the tree first, then the colored lights on the outer branches. It is actually quite pretty.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I like white lights- i think their classy!
mayara mayara 9 years
Colors on the tree, which has always been more of the "kitschy and fun" sort of decoration scheme, but I prefer the simplicity and elegance of white for things like outdoor decorations, or stringing up lights elsewhere in the house.
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