Whether you’re looking for classic or modern Thanksgiving colors, here are 10 favorite color palettes to inspire your autumn home and table. This post contains affiliate links, which means we may make a small commission if you shop through them. 

A long table set outside with people eating and drinking wine. The fall table is set with greenery, orange, and red flowers and brass candlesticks.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? One of our favorite things to do is set a beautiful holiday table. One of the first places to start is by considering a Thanksgiving color palette. 

Keep reading to learn how to choose a Thanksgiving color palette for your home decor, Thanksgiving table, or even your wardrobe. 


Colorful pumpkins outside on straw with a traditional Thanksgiving color palette below with colors tan, orange, dark orange, green, and dark grey.

Traditional Thanksgiving colors are the colors you would find in nature during fall. Richly colored leaves, pumpkins, wheat, persimmons, and pomegranates come to mind. Fall colors are traditionally darker than Spring and Summer. To create your own Thanksgiving color palette, look outside, at the farmer’s market, flower shops, and grocery stores. 

  • Wheat 
  • Pumpkin orange 
  • Amber 
  • Pomegranate 
  • Yellow 
  • Cinnamon  
  • Gold 
  • Copper 
  • Green 

A beautiful pumpkin pie decorated with pie crust leaves on a marble counter.



There are many different color schemes to choose from when it comes to the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are looking for a classic look, you can opt for traditional colors like reds, oranges, and yellows for your home decor and table settings. These bold and vibrant hues are perfect for creating an inviting ambiance that captures the essence of the season.

If you prefer a more modern look, you can opt for cooler tones like blues and purples. These softer and subtler colors are perfect for creating a serene space that is ideal for spending time with family and friends.

Here are our top 10 looks. 

An overhead photo of people sitting raising wine glasses around a traditional holiday table with Thanksgiving colors including pumpkins and a red tablecloth.

1. Deep and Moody Ruby, Black & Pumpkin 

To create this Traditional thanksgiving look, start with a deep red tablecloth or runner. Top with natural pumpkins, simple muted flowers, and pomegranates. 

Set the table with black ceramic dishes and gold flatware

An outdoor table is set with blush napkins, brass candlestick holders, and red, blush, green, and orange flowers.

2. Blush & Brass 

Brass candle holders add warmth to this fall al fresco dinner party. To make a natural orange, ruby, and blush flower arrangement choose any greens you have around like these olive branches, add kumquat branches for a pop or orange, and blush and red colored flowers. For more orange, serve and Aperol Spritz – perfect for warm climate Thanksgiving celebrations! 

A beautiful Thanksgiving table set with a natural runner of white pumpkins, olive branches, persimmons, and pomegranates.

3. Pomegranate, Persimmon, White, & Green 

Make a natural runner out of grocery-store ingredients. Start with a base of olive or eucalyptus branches and top with white pumpkins, persimmons, and pomegarnates. 

Set the table with gold flatware and natural napkins. 

A grey and gold Thanksgiving color scheme created with grey stoneware plates, gold flatware, dried wheat and leaves.

4. Gold & Grey 

Gold flatware once again compliments Thanksgiving colors. This simple and modern table features natural round placemats, grey stoneware dishes, and grey linen napkins. 

Orange and grey fancy autumn table setting with bright orange candles and an orange floral centerpiece with grey runner.

5. Vibrant Orange 

Thanksgiving colors don’t have to be muted. If you prefer bright and bold colors, go for it! Look to bright pomegranates, persimmons, roses, and candles for inspiration. 

An overhead photo of a coastal Thanksgiving table set with pastel blue, white, and orange pumpkins and blue and white striped napkins. Modern Thanksgiving colors are shown.

6. Coastal Pastels

Modern Thanksgiving palettes can be made with pale colors like this coastal table setting. Choose cool colors like silver, white, pale blue, and indigo. Add some muted orange pumpkins only if you want. 

A beautiful rustic wood table topped with natural stoneware place settings, natural gourds, and a pot of pumpkin soup. This is a natural Thanksgiving color scheme.

7. Rustic & Natural 

You can’t go wrong with a rustic farmhouse look created by combining natural stoneware, wood, moss, and gourds. 

Beautiful table set with white pumpkins and natural items ready for an autumn meal.


8. White on White 

Clean and minimal, white never goes out of style and you can find white pumpkins in most grocery stores. A touch of brown, green, or gold is a lovely accent. 

A formal autumn table setting with a warm apricot, rust, and green color scheme.

9. Warm Apricot & Gold 

Create a sophisticated Thanksgiving color palette with shades of warm apricot, light rust, white, and gold. 

A serene living room space with a brown sofa, brown blankets, natural basket filled with pumpkins, and dried wheat in a glass vase on the floor.

10. Pumpkin & Wheat  

A serene natural Thanksgiving color palette is created using natural fibers, pumpkins, and wheat. You can use this color scheme for everything from home decor, table settings, outfits, and nails. 


No matter what your style or preference may be, there are tons of great options when it comes to choosing the perfect Thanksgiving colors for your holiday celebrations. So get creative and choose the colors that best reflect your unique personality and style!