Holiday Lights Go Neutral: 9 Options

Steer clear of bright combos of green, red, yellow and blue. Holiday lights are going neutral this year.

Going Neutral

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Far from boring, a muted palette brings simplicity and elegance to seasonal decorations. Strings of light in winter whites, muted zincs, and antiqued mercury glass provide a sophisticated base and let your ornaments shine. Here are 9 strands that will certainly stand out.

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Pine Cones

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Create a winter wonderland with this light strand of glittered plastic Pine Cone LED bulbs. Available in 11.25' lengths (10 lights) at Target; normally $12.99, on sale for $12.00.

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Dreamy Bulbs

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Ornaments and light string in one, the Sparkle Snowflake Glass String displays delicate silver snowflakes affixed to glass orbs. Available in 9.5' lengths (10 lights) at Luna Bazaar for $47.50.

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Outdoor Lights In

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Bring the outdoors in with this flower-like string of Galvanized Metal Party Lights. Available in 11.5' lengths from Lamps Plus; normally $29.99, on sale for $19.99.

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Cafe Globes

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Floating Globe Lights evoke al fresco summer eating, but they can also be re-purposed during the holidays as simple and refined decor. Available in 25' lengths, with either clear or frosted bulbs, at Target for $12.99.

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LED Beauty

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The battery-operated Everlasting Glow Micro Light Strand features the benefits of LED bulbs and the beauty of a delicate, warm white light. Available in 3' lengths (18 lights) at Lightbulbs.com for $7.99.

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Natural Look

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holiday lights rattan

For nature lovers, Rattan Balls atop a string of lights make for a relaxed and cozy tree. Available in 9.5' lengths (10 lights) at Luna Bazaar for $31.50.

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Lantern Lights

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Outfit your tree with a cool industrial vibe using Metal Lantern Light Strings by Smith & Hawken. Available in 11' lengths (10 lights) at Target for $24.99.

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Mercury Elegance

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Vibrant Mercury Glass Globes add an elegant look to holiday decorations with their fluted shape and silvered glass finish. Available in 8' lengths (10 lights) at Pottery Barn for $39.50.

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Paper Jewels

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These ivory-colored paper lanterns inspired by jewels will outfit your holiday mantle with a special sparkle. Available in 29' lengths (20 lights) at Serena & Lily for $58.00.

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