23 Colorful Christmas Trees that Make a Major Design Statement

Updated 12/02/19

Design: Rachel Serene

What's your deck-the-halls style? As much as we love the traditional tinsel and red and green ornaments, there's something about the new forest of super-bright neon trees that have really captured our imaginations. From Barbie Dreamhouse-level pink trees, to unique color schemes like primary yellow and green or Tiffany blue, these inspiring holiday decorations have us itching to try something totally new this year—and maybe even go all-out with a rainbow-brite tree that looks like something out of a technicolor dream.

But the best part of these unexpected tannenbaums is the way they reflect the one-of-a-kind personalities of their homes' inhabitants. Midcentury-inspired trees fit in perfectly in sleek, design-conscious households, while maximalist kitschy creations suit those with an unabashedly bold "more is more" philosophy—a great reminder to keep Christmas in our own ways, to paraphrase Scrooge. (We think even the old humbug would have a hard time frowning at these cool conifers.)

Scroll on to see our most wow-worthy colorful holiday trees.

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The Royal Tree-tment

The best Christmas trees feel like a natural extension of your year-round home—and this emerald green and gold one does just that. The well-curated color scheme looks luxe yet unexpected, and fits in perfectly with the deep green velvet and gold finishes throughout the rest of the home. It even incorporates on-trend tassels to add more drama to the tree. We're smitten.

black yarn tassel ornament
Mockingbird Lane Black Yarn Tassel Ornament $8
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Red & Green Redux

Not every ultra-colorful tree has to eschew the traditional Christmas colors. This one brightens up the classic red and green by infusing the palette with hints of neon and plenty of eye-catching pattern to keep things feeling modern and interesting. (Plus, can we talk about how cool those white branches at the top are?!)

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Merry & Modern

If you thought a more modern, austere decorating scheme meant resigning yourself to an all-white tree, think again. This look proves that even pared-back Scandi style can coexist with a colorful holiday vibe.

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Think Pink

We're calling it now: pink and emerald is the new "red & green". This color scheme is popping up everywhere, and with good reason—it's an irresistibly whimsical take on an old classic.

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Small Wonder

Proof that small trees can still make a huge impact: there's something almost Seussian about this little tree decked out with oversized colorful baubles. Whether you're decorating a kids' room or just low on spare space this holiday, we fully endorse thinking small.

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Perfectly Pastel

Blinding brights and neon not your thing? You can still get in on the colorful Christmas action with a palette of blush pinks like this one. It's a refreshing and sweet color scheme that everyone can enjoy.

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Wonderland Lodge

Bright lipstick red lends a subtly glam look to this traditional, lodge-inspired holiday look. The mix of textures—from luxe velvet to high-shine ornaments to the flocked tree itself—adds tons of visual interest.

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Christmas At Tiffany's

Tiffany blue? Don't mind if we do. There's something so posh and elevated about this tree's pop of pastel.

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Tinsel Town

This atomic-age holiday tree is nothing short of a knockout. Decked with traditional tinsel, bright vintage ornaments, and even a few daring DIYs, the effect is nothing short of groovy.

Don't be afraid to DIY. The green wooden garlands on this tree were dipped in RIT fabric dye to get just the right custom shade.

white wooden garland
CB2 Matte White Wood Garland $25
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She's A Rainbow

Creating a DIY rainbow tree is easier than you think! Just organize your well-loved stash of ornaments by color groupings before you begin, then repeat the ROY G. BIV mantra from top to trunk. Need to spruce up your collection? Pick up a colorful multi-pack of bulbs to kick things off.

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Terrain Miniature Bulb Set of 100 $38
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Merry Midcentury

Green and gold might sound traditional, but the final effect of this tree is distinctly modern—midcentury modern, that is.

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Double Rainbow

When one super-saturated tree just isn't enough...double the fun. We love the different sizes and shapes of these trees for keeping things interesting (and always unexpected!).

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Cohesive & Colorful

If you're worried a rainbow Christmas tree will look disjointed or overwhelming, take a tip from this savvy color-ista and use only solid-colored ornaments in classic shapes. That way, the effect will look cohesive and curated even as it travels through the rainbow.

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Neon (Christmas) Trees

Paging Lisa Frank! This neon-hued tree looks like something out of the 90s trapper keepers of our dreams, from the rainbow tree skirt to the jaunty peacock tree topper.

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The French Secret Peacock Tree Topper $48
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Most Colorful Time Of The Year

Calling all maximalists—this tree's for you. An even more over-the-top take on the trendy rainbow tree, this version incorporates a lush carpet of tons of faux flowers for an even more eye-popping effect.

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Fierce Fir

Strings of candy-colored pompom garlands make this the ultimate pink tree for the fabulous fashionista—and they can double as year-round rainbow decor when the tree comes down, too.

rainbow pom pom garland
The Little Market Rainbow Pom Pom Garland $24 $18
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Go Big

Torn between a colorful home and nostalgia for the traditional? Opt for a classic green tree but put a whimsical spin on it with larger-than-life ornaments to achieve a playful effect without abandoning tradition.

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Take A Bow

When kids want a tree in their rooms, but you have visions of smashed ornaments dancing in your head...opt for something sweet and non-breakable instead, like this rainbow of hair bows.

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Make It Matchy

Not sure how to decorate a tree that's ALREADY rainbow when it arrives? This unique tone-on-tone take is a bit like holiday camouflage, allowing the tree itself to shine (while catching the light in just the right way).

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Treetopia Color Burst Rainbow Tree $399 $249
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Nautical Noël

A little bit nautical, a little bit preppy, this blue and red color scheme takes two well-established Christmas colors and gives them a whole new lease on life with the help of Chinoiserie-inspired accents and lots of luxe ribbon.

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Festive & Fabulous

The holidays are the time to embrace your most fabulous self—and this tree really brings that spirit to life. Bedecked with feathers, animal prints, oversized ornaments, and every other signifier of the luxe life we can imagine, it's an excellent reminder to indulge this season.

Trade a traditional tree skirt for something more glam. A throw rug like this faux pelt, a soft sheepskin, or even a Moroccan runner can add another layer of elegance to your tree setup.

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Saddlemans Stenciled Zebra Hide Rug $410
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Feliz Navidad

Inspired by traditional Serape textile patterns, this colorblocked tree brings some international flair to the holidays.

serape tree skirt
Del Mex Mexican Serape Christmas Tree Skirt With Pompom Fringe $60
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To Grandmother's House We Go

One grandma style couch = inspiration for a whole yellow and green holiday scheme that's a wonderland of kitschy goodness.

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