18 Unexpected Color Palettes for Your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving Table
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18 Unexpected Color Palettes for Your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving Table

Okay, so you’re hosting Friendsgiving this year and you’re ready to start planning out all the details. But before picking out the perfect turkey and researching Thanksgiving cocktails, you need to make sure that your decor game is totally on point — which starts with choosing your color palette. Orange pumpkins and red leaves might be traditional, but this holiday season is *all* about pastel shades and vibrant jewel tones. Even if you’re not making a ton of decorations, choosing a color palette will pull the look of the party nicely together and totally have your guests reaching for their cameras. Scroll on to find out which of these 18 autumnal color palettes is perfect for your holiday party.

1. DIY Ombre Mini Pumpkin Centerpiece: That ombre mini pumpkin centerpiece says it all. Consider taking a break from orange pumpkins with a soft variation of pink to yellow to orange. Complete the color palette by dipping disposable wood flatware in pink dye for a DIY touch all your guests will gush over. (via Oh Happy Day)

2. Rainbow Shades: This pastel tablescape will have all your guests pulling out their phones to Instagram every angle. Create a stress-free environment by decking out your Turkey Day with soothing shades of mint green, light pink and soft lavender. (via Aww Sam)

3. Confetti Pop: If a blue and orange color palette doesn’t scream harvest happiness, we don’t know what does. For a preppy way to dress up a traditional orange theme, throw some navy blue and hot pink into the mix. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

4. Pink and Gold: From giant paper pinwheels to trendy gold letter balloons, you need a pink and purple backdrop that is made to dazzle. “Rich, elegant and chic” are just a few words that come to mind with this color combo. (via A Beautiful Mess)

5. Preppy Tones: A white, orange and coral color scheme practically screams elegance and sophistication. When thinking about your centerpiece, aim for something that is low enough to talk over, like these mini pumpkin succulents and teeny tiny cornucopias. (via Brit + Co)

6. Natural Beauty: It’s only fitting to use nature’s color palettes on a holiday devoted to honoring harvest. The rich red pomegranates and bright yellow squash add a much-needed pop to this rustic centerpiece. White plates, copper flatware and bright turquoise wine glasses make this table totally Pinterest-perfect. (via Sugar & Cloth)

7. Easy Breezy Teal: Bring out a pop of turquoise for your special Turkey Day. A glamorous buffet table covered in a teal green table cloth totally harnesses that autumnal feeling without going to the brown side. If you’re up for something different, choose greenery and branches of orange persimmons over flowers. (via 100 Layer Cake)

8. Magenta Marbling: Soft and sweet can still be done in the fall months, as long as you go with the right color pairing. Pick a dark color like magenta to ground your overall color scheme and then pair it with some sweetness, like blush pink. Those marbled dishes say it all. (via A Bubbly Life)

9. All White Glam: Don’t underestimate the power of neutrals. Soft colors really can warm up a space and make it feel cozy. Especially when you add in a pop of bling with a gold silverware and gold-edged vintage glassware for your pumpkin spice cocktails. (via Oh Happy Day)

10. Copper Dreaming: At first glance, this color palette doesn’t seem too unique, but it’s the copper garland and mules that have us swooning. Make sure your bar cart is ready to roll over the holidays with a rustic-chic display of bumpy gourds and clear glassware. And if you’re still itching for some vibrance, add a bright orange tray for some extra pizzazz. (via Pizzazzerie)

11. Mixed Metallics: Can’t decide between copper or gold? Why not both? Double up on warm metallics with white dishes, all white flower bouquets and other natural details. The glam factor here is beyond perfect. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

12. DIY Pom-Pom Details: Deck your Thanksgiving table with a variety of textures and colors. Line placemats with orange, pink and red pom-poms and then repeat the color palette in your centerpiece. Eucalyptus leaves and green gourds will add texture to the bouquets, while colorful napkins will up the class factor in a big way. (via Brit + Co)

13. DIY Pink and Purple Twig Place Cards: In need of something leafy? Swap the traditional orange and brown leaves for a sneaky pop of magenta, fuchsia and dark purple for place cards that really pop. Blend these statement colors with neutral shades and plenty of metallic accents. (via Oh Happy Day)

14. DIY Watercolor Place Cards: Gorgeous pink, yellow and mint green tones can perfectly round out the accents of gold. Make your tablescape extra sweet with coral dishes, white pumpkins and gold-edged bowls or dishes. (via Lovely Indeed)

15. Candy Crush Trees: Bottle brush trees aren’t just for Christmas anymore, especially when they’ve been dyed soft shades of pink and yellow. Finish setting the table with mint green candles, pastel glasses and gold silverware. Your guests won’t be able to stop taking photos of their place settings. (via Sugar & Cloth)

16. Disco Party: Out with the gourds and in with the… disco balls. Instead of waiting until the holidays to bust out the bling, pour out a cornucopia of mini disco balls on your Thanksgiving table for a real showstopper of a centerpiece. Balance out the pizzazz with a main color like hot pink or a light robin’s egg shade. (via Studio DIY)

17. DIY Balloon Centerpiece: Soft peach and coral accents will wow your guests and create warmth even if Turkey Day turns out to be freezing cold. Balloon backdrops are having a bit of a moment lately, so why not embrace the trend with a fab centerpiece that is fairly inexpensive to put together. (via Sugar & Cloth)

18. Sunshine Yellow: Epic parties don’t start with mediocre color schemes. Take inspiration from this colorful shoot and rock the rich mustard yellows, burgundy reds and hot pink. Add some DIY apple votive candles and your Friendsgiving will be an instant success. (via Brit + Co)

Ready to start setting the table? Follow us on Pinterest to find even more Friendsgiving decor inspiration and DIYs.