4 Christmas Tree Color Palette Ideas

Forgo the traditional red and green this year and opt for something that will surprise your guests.


Black and White

Photo by bystephanielynn.com

Try this classic color combination if you want to experiment with something different this year, but are wary of going over the top with wild hues. A black and white palette will add an air of sophistication to any living space. For a more rustic feel, opt for plaid buffalo check (like in this photo). Or, if you want a tree that’s more elegant and refined, hang up black and white ornaments, plain white string lights, and weave in some metallic accents (like a sparkly star topper).

Photo and design from By Stephanie Lynn


Hot Pink

Photo by stylebyemilyhenderson.com

It's your tree—if you want hot pink ornaments, go for it. To keep it a little more subdued, a little less Pepto Bismol bottle, let metallic ornaments in gold, white, and copper serve as your “neutrals.” The hot pink and metallic palette really stands out on this white artificial tree, but if your family is strict about having a real tree, the palette still holds up well.

Photo and design from Emily Henderson


Rainbow Ombré

Photo by inspiredbycharm.com

Why pick just one or two hues when you can have them all? The ombré trend doesn’t seem to be on its way out anytime soon—it’s everywhere, from fashion and beauty looks to even furniture and home accents. This rainbow-inspired tree adds just the right amount of festive cheer, and, because it has a gradient effect where all the colors blend seamlessly together, the design doesn’t seem too out of place.

Photo and design from Inspired By Charm


Pastel tree

Photo by frontgate.com

Who says pastels are only for Easter and spring? A candy-colored display adds just the right amount of whimsy—and is perfect if you have a house full of kids. Decorate it with various sizes of ornaments in all pastel colors, or weave in some ribbon, garlands, and bows in similar hues.

Photo and design from Frontgate