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Silver or black Christmas tree?

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I've bought a small Christmas tree from Paperchase. They had sold out of the green so I decided to go for black but when I got it home and opened the box they had given me a silver one. It's ok and more traditional than black I guess but I can't make my mind up. I've put some purple and blue baubles on it and it looks ok but maybe a little cold? I cant be bothered to take it back. Which colour would you prefer?
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  • SailorSam
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    Eee by gum love, we've had black Christmas Trees for years here up Norf,
    They started off green, but with all the soot coming from mill chimneys.
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  • Pollycat
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    Fusspot wrote: »
    I've bought a small Christmas tree from Paperchase. They had sold out of the green so I decided to go for black but when I got it home and opened the box they had given me a silver one. It's ok and more traditional than black I guess but I can't make my mind up. I've put some purple and blue baubles on it and it looks ok but maybe a little cold? I cant be bothered to take it back. Which colour would you prefer?
    Neither.

    It would have to be green for me, if they'd sold out of the green I think I'd have looked elsewhere or even done without this year and got in early next year.
  • System
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    Silver would look too cold in my living room and wouldnt stand out from my neutral coloured walls. Black would stand out better but theres no way i'd have a black Christmas tree.

    My tree is green and fibre optic.
  • pigpen
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    mine is black.. its really nice.. I do have a silver one too.. and a rainbow one!! I've not used the rainbow one yet but the black is by far preferable to the silver.
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  • DigForVictory
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    I've green, black & silver artificial trees (family joke) and just 'tune' the baubles to each. The green tree can wear any decoration from bauble to home made to wood to glass to ribbon - hurrah. The black tree looks best in silver & glass & the silver in red & wood.

    If you think the purple & blue baubles are a bit cold, take off the blue & add a bit more purple - crackers, ribbon, paper chain, whatever you can source that helps. Ask for red decorations as presents & hang them at once?!

    Changing the tree can be a bit of a faff, but running a few extra decorations, especially gifts from friends, is simple. Plus red will work nicely with a green tree another year - enjoy!
  • wort
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    I'm traditional green I'm afraid. But my niece has black with purple baubles and looks fab, my daughter has black with bright green baubles. I think black makes the colours pop more.
    I wouldn't keep if you have reservations as you would look at it and think Oh I wish I'd changed it !
    Or maybe that's just me !
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  • SeduLOUs
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    I have a silver tree with red and blue large decorations on it, and it does looks really nice, but possibly more of an 'abstract' feel than 'cosy'.

    I keep debating whether to change it, but can't really be bothered spending the money on a new one, and if I did I'd be torn as to what colour to go for as I don't do anything 'ordinary' so I probably wouldn't choose green and would end up opting for black or even possibly dark blue.
  • Fusspot
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    Thanks for your replies. Well the silver tree looked grey when I got.up this morning and I noticed the box said matt silver, not good, so I'm returning it.

    My problem has now been solved as a friend at work has now brought in for me a green fibre optic tree which him and his wife no longer use.
  • Nargleblast
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    Good result, Fusspot - as far as I am concerned, there is no substitute for a green tree (real or artificial), any other colour just seems totally wrong.
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