Friday, November 23, 2007

question of the day

Christmas lights on the perimeter of a house: White ... or ... multi-colored.

Which do you think looks better?

44 comments:

  1. I love white christmas lights.

    That being said, I love christmas lights in general, so I love colored ones too. (I know, I'm no help at all)

    I think that it looks best if you do all of one or all of the other...I'm not so much for mixing the lights.

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  2. colored - tradition. the white ones have been so over done.

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  3. White! You can put WAY more and not look half as tacky.

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  4. Colored. Adds way more character. White is ok-but I love seeing the colored ones on anyone's house.

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  5. If you do colored, make sure they are hung well...looks worse if they are hung sloppy...I am sure which ever you do, it will be done well.

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  6. I much prefer colored lights.
    -Reno

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  7. WHITE! Just the one bulb lights though, not the icicle lights that hang down.

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  8. definitely colored. i agree that what has been overused. colored, especially with the big bulbs, look very retro and cool. your house will look like a little gingerbread house. how cute!

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  9. I love the simplicity of putting up the white lights -as many as you want, anywhere. BUT I love looking at the colored lights people have even more. I just don't have the gift to pull it off :)

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  10. oops. meant to say "white" instead of "what" in the post above. my mind was working faster than my hands could type.

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  11. Colored, hands down!

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  12. I like either, but lately I've got a thing for small colored lights. I think they've got pettier colors than before, or am I just imagining that?

    Oh, and I've seen strips with just red/white - those are fun too.

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  13. White on the house, coloured on the tree.

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  14. White or any single-color strand. My husband favors the red-and-green strands for our bushes out in front, though.

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  15. I think it depends if you want fun or elegant. Also depends if that is all you are doing, or if you have yard art and other things. With kids, I say colors though....but kinda like none of this is going to help you make your decision because we are all split. :)

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  16. Veronica Scott11/23/07, 10:13 PM

    Colored hands down. Personally I am so tired of seeing almost every house with white lights, I LOVE seeing houses with colored lights.

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  17. White. I banned colored inside and out years ago. Somehow they look so tacky.

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  18. According to rthe town ordinances where my parents live, only lights of one color are allowed. Multicolored is too tacky for Germantown, TN. Personally, I don't have a preference.

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  19. white - definitely! something about the white lights shining through the snowflakes gets me every time :)

    the icicle lights we bought for LAST winter are still in the original packaging. maybe we'll have better luck this year

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  20. White lights. And as someone else said, make sure they are hung tightly so they look nice and neat!

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  21. Colored is "tacky"? But on the other hand white is "old and boring". So, have some of both .... kinda evens it out :)

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  22. Blue!! All blue!! Looks awesome!!! Sweet!!!!! Love it!!! :D

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  23. I grew up with multi-colored, so that is my preferance. My husband likes white lights. Last year, we couldn't agree so our house went light-less. We did put white lights on the pines in our front yard!

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  24. Colored is cool again.

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  25. WHITE --- simple, elegant and they look like stars at night (and sometimes snowflakes)!

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  26. I like the look of the single color strands - red or blue or green. I've seen some cool decorations where each bush was a different single color. Or bushes one color, house a different color.

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  27. Colored for the happy faces of the children.
    MOM

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  28. One year I think I can not do anything but White and the next year I think...how could I not have put colored lights up. The year its colored lights turn. I love the simple look of white but I want to have fun...so this year colored it is.

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  29. Hmmmmmm....I bet you're sorry you asked. Now no matter what you choose someone has insulted your taste.

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  30. We do all white on the house as do most of our neighbors. All of our lawn, porch and window decorations are colored.
    My neighbor across the street does both. White icicle lights with the traditional colored along the roof edges (nice and tight, no drooping). It looks really good but I can't get Paul to hang double lights.

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  31. White hands down. Or those light blue ones that look so ethereal.

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  32. How do you find the time to hang lights with all you do?!!

    I vote for colored - it's more fun for the kids.

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  33. COLORED for sure! Unless, you are going to leave them up until Easter, then I would go with white. Definitely white!

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  34. Both are pretty...just be consistent.

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  35. i love white lights, but if colored are done extremely neatly and tastefully colored lights are so much more fun! whatever you do, do NOT mix the 2!!

    have fun

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  36. I'm all about "WHITE"...it's just so pretty however, I think the if you have shrubs...you could put pretty red/white lights on them or every other and it would look like a candy cane.

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  37. It's gotta be multi-colored!

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  38. I think you should go for the Clark W. Griswold look! But, what do I know... we don't put up any lights!

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  39. i've always been a fan of white lights, but now with children I may switch to color lights to be loosen up a bit and be more 'fun'.

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