Step Aside, Orange and Black: This Surprising Color Trend Is Taking Over Halloween

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If you ask us, Halloween has always been about the candy. But this year, that's more true than ever. With candy-coated hues and saccharine-sweet motifs dominating the spooky decor circuit, this creepy holiday is getting a decidedly cute makeover. Halloween trends are leaning away from the dark and deadly motifs of old and moving into earth-tone pastels and pretty baby pink hues.

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From party goods to home decorations, there's not a black-and-orange cliché in sight this season. While some purists may disagree with this shift toward softer hues, we're 100% here for it. Scroll down to check out our favorite Halloween picks in pastel pinks, purples, and blues to indulge your inner sweet tooth.

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No haunted house is complete without a creepy bust or two. For added Halloween-ready effect, burn down the head of this incredibly detailed candle a bit to "decapitate" it.

Finding a spiderweb in the corner of your house? Gross and panic-inducing. Intentionally decorating your home with a ‌pink‌ spiderweb? Decidedly more fun.

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With a vintage-inspired look that reminds us of the ‌Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‌ opening titles, this spooky possessed-children garland will take your pastel-goth Halloween party to the next level.

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Candy-coated colors make for the sweetest take on skulls we've ever seen.

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This sweet, cool, and cozy item from Society6 can turn any old couch into a holiday-inspired one because your Halloween party guests deserve theme ‌and‌ comfort.

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There's pretty much no way to go wrong with these pastel-painted faux pumpkins. Pile them into a clear hurricane glass for your tablescape, scatter them on the front porch, tuck a few on the mantle ... the options are endless.

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Bring the cottagecore aesthetic that took the year by storm to your Halloween decor with these quaint crochet pumpkins. They may be a bit of an investment, but you will surely use them year after year.

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Elevate the tables at your holiday party with this assortment of Halloween confetti. You can't go wrong with pink plus sparkles.

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If you're planning on entertaining a crowd this Halloween, do yourself a favor and opt for what might be the cutest, most on-trend paper tableware we've ever seen. (Besides, nothing's scarier than doing dishes for 50 after the party's over.)

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A pink color scheme doesn't have to mean anti-spooky. This tapestry is tarot inspired, bringing a touch of mysticism to your party and decor.

Throw this banner across your door to let trick-or-treaters know you're about the festivity, not the scares. The "boo" says spooky, but the pretty hues and friendly ghosts say otherwise.

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