Large language models (LLMs) have shown extraordinary performance in various language tasks, but high computational requirements hinder their widespread deployment. Speculative decoding, which uses amateur models to predict the generation of expert models, has been proposed as a way to accelerate LLM inference. However, speculative decoding focuses on acceleration instead of making the best use of the token distribution from amateur models. We proposed Speculative Contrastive Decoding (SCD), an accelerated decoding method leveraging the natural contrast between expert and amateur models in speculative decoding. Comprehensive evaluations on four benchmarks show that SCD can achieve similar acceleration factors as speculative decoding while further improving the generation quality as the contrastive decoding. The analysis of token probabilities further demonstrates the compatibility between speculative and contrastive decoding. Overall, SCD provides an effective approach to enhance the decoding quality of LLMs while saving computational resources.