There are many ways to decorate a Christmas tree. You can have an “anything goes” tree that is decorated with everything from dark reds and greens to light yellows and pinks (family heirloom ornaments can come in strange colors). Alternatively, you could have an elegant tree with sparkling colors or you can even decorate your Christmas tree to match the room where you are displaying it. If you decide to skip the anything goes theme, you have several options for Christmas tree color schemes from which to choose.
Traditional Red and Green
You cannot go wrong with a traditional red and green Christmas tree. It is precisely what everyone expects and you will be able to find ornaments to suit your color scheme with no problems. You can go with multi-colored or white lights, though multi-colored lights suit this color scheme best. As for your ribbon or garland to wrap around the tree, you may want to go with red if your tree is green. It stands out much better.
Silver and Gold
Listen to the snowman from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on this one. Silver and gold go great on a Christmas tree. You can find ribbon or garland that has both silver and gold or you can buy some of each and twist them together or wrap them around the tree in opposite directions. Be sure to use white lights, as colored lights will clash with your metallic color scheme. Dangling icicles, gold and silver bulbs, glitter and/or tinsel finish off this color scheme.
Blue and Silver
It does not matter if you go with midnight blue or baby blue, silver will accent it perfectly. These two colors just go well together on a Christmas tree. Do the same that you would for a silver and gold color scheme (ribbons or garland, icicles and white lights). Add a little more with some tinsel or even some spray on snow for your Christmas tree boughs.
Red and Gold
Here is another great color combination for a Christmas tree. If you have a very homey house, like a log cabin or you have hardwood floors, this combination will accent your living space nicely. Do away with the tinsel and garland. Use big glass bulbs that the lights will shine through. Go straight for wide ribbon on this one. White lights would look best, but multi-colored lights will not ruin this color Christmas tree color scheme, so go for whatever you like.
No matter what color you use, if you use ribbon, you have the choice of wide ribbon or narrow ribbon. Narrow ribbon will need to go around the tree more times, but it will not take up as much room as wide ribbon. Glass bulbs always look good strategically placed in front of a white or similarly colored light. Lastly, your Christmas tree skirt should always match your color scheme.