How To Use Blue In Your Fall Table Decor

Saffron Marigold - Updated: August 14, 2020

Using blue in fall decor should be a given: a simple peek out the window proves that blue provides the perfect foil to traditional fall colors like terracotta, crimson, plum, and gold. If you love decorating with blue, rest assured that deep shades of indigo and navy prove to be fantastic alongside your fall decorations!  This fall, set your table with a blue tablecloth or table runner to anchor a fall tablescape dotted with fall color.

Inspiration: Autumn Twilight 

We find inspiration in the earlier sunsets that autumn brings. In this season, night falls sooner, and inky blues deepen across the sky as the sun’s last orange hues sink beneath the horizon.

blue fall decor inspired by autumn twilight
photo credit: Liger Pham

These rich blues, like the kind in our Starry Nights print, are far from the sky blues of spring and great to use in your fall decorating.

Starry Nights ~ Blue and White Fabric Swatch with Batik Styling

Choose blue table linens and fall decor for this table. A navy tablecloth or blue table runner ground fall table decor. Use soft shades of gold and orange as accents nodding to the beautiful autumn twilight.

Dress a fall table in navy tablecloth

When you’re setting a fall table, don’t shy away from blue fall decor. Just think of how glorious all of the gold, copper, and brass finishes will look against a navy blue fall table runner! (And naturally so: golden hues fall opposite of blue on the color wheel.) Of course, our handcrafted, block printed blue tablecloth is such a wonderful choice for a fall tablescape. The deep blue print buzzes along with the moss greens and rust reds of autumn.

Top a blue tablecloth with a fall centerpiece

Use organic accessories and textures whenever possible in your fall table decor—think dark wood, natural fibers, and dried flowers.  Mix in a few white pumpkins–these form a striking contrast against navy blue table linens! And don’t forget the candles for a table that glows like the sunset!

fall table decor leaves
Viva Terra

Mini Copper Leaves

Set a copper leaf at each table setting or scatter them down your table runner. Either way, they lend organic, delightful charm to your fall table.

fall table decor pumpkin candles

Linnea’s Lights Candle, Pumpkin

Hand poured wax filled with fall fragrances like roasted pumpkin and thyme all in a whimsical gourd–this candle is pure autumn.

fall table decor fall centerpiece with sunflowers
The Bouqs Co.

Queen Bee

A bouquet of sunflowers, spray roses, and chamomile brings golden color and a fresh, seasonal touch to your table decor.

fall table decor
World Market

Wood Bark Pedestal Stand

This wooden pedestal gives natural warmth to the table (great for farmhouse fall decor) and would be at home in any number of fall tablescapes.

Finish with a bit of blue fall decor

Starry Nights makes way for all sorts of fall table settings. For a refined yet rustic approach, set your table with cloth dinner napkins and gilded napkin ring.  Cream-colored china and a sleek charger help to pull the look together.  

blue napkins for blue fall decor
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Pacific Blue Cloth Napkins

Mix in another blue print like this one that features an organic shell print against a bold blue ground–perfect as blue fall decor.

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Starry Nights Blue Cloth Napkins

What twilight-inspired table would be complete without a set of night sky napkins?

The Modern Houseware

Gold Mesh Handmade Napkin Rings

These handcrafted napkin rings act like jewelry for your table setting and bring in the golden hues of the autumn sunset. 

Pewter Charger
West Elm

Pewter Charger

For an easy fall table setting, place your plates upon chargers to serve up a large dose of style (with little effort!).

Bring the beauty of autumn twilight, crisp fall feeling into your home, with Starry Nights or  with our Pacific Blue collection!

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