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.
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.
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?!)
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.
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.
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.
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.