11 Thanksgiving Color Combinations to
Try This Year

Featured In: House Beautiful
By: Sienna Livermore
Photos: Featured in House Beautiful

Decorating for Thanksgiving is one thing but deciding which colors to use is a task in and of itself. Luckily for you, a Thanksgiving color palette will certainly make every decorating task easier, from the front door to the centerpiece and mantel. You could opt for the standard brown, yellow, orange, and red, but c’mon—where’s the fun in that? If you want to spruce it up this year, try these gorgeous combos that integrate the fall classics alongside a few totally unexpected and modern new hues.

1. Orange and White

Photo courtesy of Coco Kelly

Pair the typical Thanksgiving color (in a more vibrant shade) with white for a clean and colorful table. Then, add some fresh greens – they’ll pop even more against the bright palette!

2. Pink and Gray

Photo courtesy of Sugar and Charm

OK, so pink doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think of Thanksgiving. But when combined with gray and white, then accented with gold, it’s seriously elegant. As long as your table looks good, no one will question it.

3. Pale Yellow and Orange

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Tie dye your napkins for a more contemporary bohemian Thanksgiving table. Your guests will never believe that these napkins were dyed using all-natural ingredients, such as turmeric and basil. This way you’ll be using fall/Thanksgiving colors but in an unexpected way.

4. Burgundy and Brass

Photo courtesy of Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

This jewel-toned table incorporates burgundy, brass, and lots of fruit to create a sense of abundance, just in time for the season of giving. Pro tip: These colors look gorg on top of a dark wood table.

5. White and Purple

Photo courtesy of Homey Oh My

All white is clean and classic, but it can also be super bland. Add in pops of deep purple and your table instantly becomes more exciting.

6. Black and Gold

Photo courtesy of Sarah Sherman Samuel

Is there anything sexier than a black and gold combo? Not really.

7. Coral and Hot Pink

Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty

For a happy Thanksgiving spread that’s energetic but still seasonally relevant, mix orange with pink. It’ll feel even more rustic on a reclaimed wood table.

8. Gold and Seafoam Green

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Blend varying shades of gold and green together for a natural tablescape. The green is grounding, but gold feels celebratory.

9. Neutrals and Sage

Photo courtesy of Finding Home Farms

Mix white, cream, tans, and soft greens for an understated table that’s insanely chic.

10. Yellow and Tan

Photo courtesy of Home Stories A to Z

We’re obsessed with the combo of textures on this white and yellow table. The burlap runner and stick utensil holders add a natural look, while yellow chargers create warmth.

11. Gold Everything

Photo courtesy of A Pumpkin and a Princess

Oh, you fancy, huh? A gold runner, gold pinecones, gold votives, and gold pumpkins — basically, go gold or go home.