While green is the traditional color for St. Patrick’s Day, you can also mix in other colours to add some variety and interest to your lights for St. Patrick’s day. Here are some festive lighting colours that would set the mood for celebrating the luck of the Irish:
Green Lights for St. Patrick’s Day
Green is the most prominent colour associated with St. Patrick’s Day. It represents Ireland’s landscape and is often used to symbolize the country’s rich history and culture. The colour green is also associated with luck and the shamrock, a three-leaf clover that is said to have been used by Saint Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish people.
Use green string lights
to decorate homes, businesses, and public spaces in honour of St. Patrick’s Day. They can be strung along fences, wrapped around trees, or hung from balconies and windows for outdoor St Patrick’s day decor
. Some people even use green string lights to spell out words like “Luck” or “Irish” for added festive flair.
If you want to make your decor a little less Christmassy in appearance, you can opt for a lighter shade of green like our lime-coloured G30
or G20 bulbs
White is often paired with green and is said to represent purity, innocence, and peace. It is also associated with Saint Patrick himself, who is said to have worn a white robe.
Use white string lights
in a variety of ways to create a festive atmosphere for St. Patrick’s lights. They can be strung along the edges of tables, draped around doorways and windows, or hung from ceilings to create a starry night effect. You can also combine them with other decorations like trees, streamers, or paper lanterns. Get creative and repurpose your fake Christmas tree and string lights
create a “Lucky Tree” for St. Patty’s Day lights
, or use microlights
to brighten up existing greenery around your home.
Gold and Yellow
Gold and yellow are often used interchangeably and are associated with wealth and prosperity, as well as the sun. Gold and yellow complement the traditional green colour associated with the holiday. Use gold and yellow lights to create a shimmering effect that is reminiscent of pots of gold at the end of a rainbow, a popular St. Patrick’s Day symbol.
Another way to use gold and yellow string lights
is creating a themed centrepiece or table setting. Incorporate gold and yellow accents like napkins, place cards, candles, flowers and garland, along with string lights in a “pot of gold” as the main feature.
The colours of the rainbow are traditionally associated with Irish folklore and mythology. This is a popular symbol associated with St. Patrick’s Day as it is said to lead to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Below are the rainbow colors for this holiday and their meanings:
Red represents courage and passion
Orange represents enthusiasm and energy
Yellow represents happiness and optimism
Green represents growth and nature
Blue represents calmness and stability
Indigo represents intuition and perception
Violet represents creativity and imagination
Hang multi-coloured string lights from ceilings or drape along walls to create a colourful backdrop. You can also use them to decorate tables, bars or other party areas for your St. Patrick’s day party.
If you want to get really funky, consider investing in some Twinkly PRO RGB lights, which you can control to be any colour you want. They’re the perfect decor to repurpose for every occasion!
There are many different colours you can use for Saint Patrick’s Day lighting, don’t be afraid to get creative and mix and match different colours to create a unique and festive display!