Fall is finally in full-swing. We're all enjoying the famous, pumpkin lattes from Starbucks' drive-thru. We've carved pumpkins for Halloween, ate too much candy and dressed in a spectacle of crazy costumes. But now, we're preparing for Thanksgiving! Between the in-laws and your daughter's new boyfriend, preparing this dinner can easily become a stressful experience instead of a fun memory. But don't worry, we're starting your brainstorming and inspiration off right. Before you decide on the chargers or the napkins, you have to think about a color scheme. Of course, you can use any of these palettes for any dinner party during the fall, but they're also a great jumping off point for your holiday planning. Let's take a peek at some fall color inspiration, shall we?
If you're inspired by styles that are a bit outside-the-box, as our we, you may want to try to coordinate colors that have an heir and essence of fall but don't have the typical look of the autumn season. With this mauve-dipped lavender, chocolatey brown, minty green and hint of rich apricot you've got a delicate, yet bold, foundation to your tablescape design.
If you're planning a meal just for two, why not throw in a bit of romance instead of the usual dark greens and brown hues that signify fall? With this feminine mix of blush pinks, sunflower yellow, dramatic burnt mango and just a bit of creamy texture, your table will still pay homage to the season, while becoming a stylish (and womanly) way to dress dinnertime.
Sometimes simplicity is the best. Sometimes it's best to stick to tradition and sometimes that's the easiest way to plan. So, if you're not feeling too adventurous, stay with the basics. Go for a more emerald green rather than a dull hunter, pull in a great autumn orange, grab some camel shades of beige and use pops of cranberry to create a quintessential, fall-inspired table for the holiday without becoming too bland or boring.
Grace L. Fleming