Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

White Lights or Multicolored? How Light Color Choices Affect Your Décor

It’s truly a sight to behold when your Christmas tree, ornaments, and lights just naturally come together. It sometimes takes a bit of work to make everything look great, but the end result is worth the extra time and effort.

Our BH Noble Fir Christmas tree with clear lights

OurBH Noble Fir Christmas tree with clear lights

For today’s post, we’ll be focusing on your light color choices: clear versus multicolored lights.

Clear Lights

Clear or white lights are often viewed as elegant and sophisticated. They can be used in a single color palette, like white on white or gold on gold. Remember that metallic colors work especially well with white lights. As a neutral color, clear lights can also serve as a backdrop for other, bolder colors. For example, strands of white Christmas lights can be complemented with single-color ornaments in red, gold, green or blue. A unique and fun color to try this year is pink.

Multicolored Lights

Multicolored Christmas lights are seen as festive and magical. A good rule of thumb with a colorful palette like this would be stick to around three to four basic colors. Once you’ve chosen your color palette, you can mix and match your ornaments! Try combining pieces like stars, ribbons, beads, and ball ornaments in different textures, sizes and shapes.

If you do decide to go beyond the traditional color palettes or decorating themes, that could work as well. You can incorporate themes such as a candy-inspired tree, contemporary, or even go for a profusion of bright color. The point is to have fun and go with what makes you feel festive. Happy decorating!

About the Author

Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career

Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.