If Thanksgiving were a color, what shade would it be? For many, Thanksgiving brings rustic tones to eyes. The holiday likely glows in something warm, cozy, and nostalgic. Butterscotch browns, maroons and burgundy, heated oranges, and dark yellows are the common color schemes of November and Thanksgiving.
But there is a particular number of unrecognized Thanksgiving colors, like this holiday color thesaurus suggests, just like cool blues and refined teals. Use this color holiday color guide as a suggestion for sprucing your Thanksgiving table scape with a sweep of extra color, adding something unexpected to your wardrobe, boosting your November decor or appreciating the abundance of color this time of year.
Discover new hues while experimenting to see what pairs well and which shades are not as complimentary. For graphic design and art purposes, find the hex codes for each shade displayed in front of you.
What color schemes will you create next?
This thesaurus of 40 colors features the most common colors that come with the traditional Thanksgiving. However, six soothing blues and teals push November boundaries just a bit further. If paired perfectly with the right shades, a sense of freshness can touch the thankful season.
The use of these cooler blues introduce the eyes and mind to the wave of dipping, chilling temperatures that will soon arrive at all doorsteps. Using teals and greens side by side earns a floral and natural touch. Various florals are seasonal, but each time of year has its own particular set of buds and leaves. Mixing blue with orange is a great way to combine complimentary colors and play with cool and warm.
Warm colors are the primary November and Thanksgiving palette we are all familiar with. Using the thesaurus above, a range of warm color schemes can be applied to create various emotions, feelings, and beauty.
What do you get when you mix pecan pie, fireplace, roast turkey, and sunflower?
The sienna shade of pecan pie and the lighter brown of roast turkey acts as your two base colors with plenty of opportunity for bursts of color and something more vibrant. The raging coral of fireplace and the yellow-orange of sunflower are touches of modernity, while offering the warmth we desire this time of year.
What do you get when you mix tomato pie, pomegranate skin, sweet potato, and buttermilk?
Red is a fiercely interesting color. Red, while one of my favorite colors, can be fickle to use. Too much and things can seem too overpowering, overwhelming, and sheerly exhausting. Too little and the scene is screaming for something more bold to take over. In this palette, however, there is a noticeable balance of vibrancy. The color buttermilk helps to tame the palette and create a sense of mellow. Pomegranate skin offers a prettiness with its pink ties.
What do you get when you mix bare branches, autumn candle, cornbread, and mac & cheese?
These four colors are reminiscent of fall trees. The brown mimics the base of the tree and its baring branches. The orange and two hues of yellow represent the leaves. Pairing two different shades of yellow together doesn’t have to be intimidating, especially with the associations of yellow being not a great color to overuse. The goldenness of cornbread helps to break the overabundance of yellow.
Cool colors can add a special touch and a sort of grace and gentleness to the holiday and month. Do not mistaken an assortment of greens and blues to be reminiscent of spring or Easter. The power of color sits within its multiple meanings and representations.
What do you get when you mix rosemary, brussel sprout, cloth napkin, and glass clink?
This color palette helps to paint a scene from ground to sky, nature to the realms above. The spirited boldness of this rosemary green sets the overall tone and mood. The deepness exudes the seasonings and spices we commonly add to fall dishes, whether for flavor or garnish. The lime of brussel sprout is a marvelous complement. Together, they further display that natured ground of November. The two shades of blue offer a particular coolness and nostalgic of the mesmerizing skies this time of year.
What do you get when you mix sweater, green apple, pear, and pistachio?
Sweater and green apple are the two subtle tones of this colorful collection. Together, pear and pistachio can easily brighten a scene. The green of pear can transition splendidly to a December and Christmas themed scene.
What do you get when you mix lima beans, fern, dill, and fine china?
Three greens and a blue blend together quite well. In this palette, an array of greens can be spruced with a cool toned blue.