A Moody Color Palette for Your Thanksgiving Table

Written by Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

I’ve never been into the traditional holiday color palettes, so when fall comes along, the first thing I do is brainstorm how I can avoid having anything orange in my house (even the pumpkins we buy are never the traditional types!). Well, how the heck do you decorate your Thanksgiving table then? My advice: Get moody. And by that I mean with your color scheme, not with your roommate or spouse. This unexpected palette of matte black, wood tones, grey, copper, and lots of green creates a fall vibe at the table without looking like you brought home all of the orange and brown decorations from the Thanksgiving aisle at the grocery store. Here are my tips to achieve this look.

Thanksgiving Decor Tabletop Inspiration

Keep reading for Lauren’s advice on creative a moody Thanksgiving tablescape

Moody Color Palette

1. Layer! And not just the plates—through in some wood, rocks, you name it. Give basic plates a little life by layering and adding some interesting, textural items.

Calligraphy Pears

2. Go ahead, write on your food (just don’t eat it after!). I placed a few pears around the table lettered with festive words to complete the centerpiece.

Copper Mugs

3. Never skimp on the cocktails and make sure they keep with the tone of the table. Blackberry drink garnishes complemented the moody palette.

Fall Table Decor

4. Create a super-simple centerpiece by picking up a bunch of eucalyptus branches at you grocery store (or “borrow” from your neighbor, if you’re lucky enough) and layer the branches down the center of the table. Tuck in some seasonal fruit, black candles, and a few simple flowers.

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What are your favorite fall color palettes and how are you going to use them at your holiday table?

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