Holiday Lights Go Neutral: 9 Options

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

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 eLightbulbs for $7.99.

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  7. Natural Look

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    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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