Get inspired by these charming nail designs perfect for your turkey day celebrations! From autumnal leaves to festive pumpkin nail art, we’ve got your Thanksgiving nail inspo covered.
As the leaves change and the weather gets cooler, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time to celebrate with family, share gratitude, and of course, flaunt your festive style. One fantastic way to showcase your holiday spirit is with Thanksgiving-inspired nails.
You might be thinking that Thanksgiving nail art is all about adding somewhat cheesy, predictable details like turkeys and pumpkins, but there’s so much more to explore! From elegant, earthy color combinations to subtle nods to autumnal beauty, there are countless ways to get creative with your nails this season.
If you’re after a little bit of inspiration, take a look at our favorite 40 Thanksgiving nail designs that are equal parts chic and festive.
The Best Thanksgiving Nails
1. Neutral Shades
Go for a subtle and minimalist Thanksgiving look with this neutral manicure. Glossy beige and ivory shades sit alongside a sparkling orange accent nail for a glamorous finish and Thanksgiving aesthetic.
2. Fall Florals
The color palette of these floral nails has a quintessentially autumnal look, making this autumnal manicure perfect for the holiday season. The nude nails have been decorated with rusty red French tips and flowers in red, orange, and white tones.
3. White Pumpkins
These white pumpkin nails are just stunning and ensure an eye-catching look for Thanksgiving. The white pumpkins feature on just the tip of the nail and are decorated with gleaming gold accents for an extra special finish.
4. Fall Abstract
This manicure is gorgeous with the Thanksgiving-inspired color palette and gold details to add a glam touch. The glossy bare nails are decorated with swatches of burgundy, orange, and caramel shades, on top of which sit gold leaves, adding a glittering touch to the manicure.
5. Candy Corn
If you have a sweet tooth, then these Candy Corn nails are just perfect for you! The bright orange and yellow nails feature mini Candy Corns on the index and middle finger, while the ring finger has a Candy Corn-inspired crossover French tip – so cute!
6. Mustard Yellow
Add sequins and glitter to your mustard yellow Thanksgiving nails for an opulent look! Three nails have been painted with glossy mustard yellow polish, while the ring finger fades from a gold and red glittering base to an ivory-colored tip and the little finger is covered entirely in red, gold, and orange-toned sequins for an eye-catching look.
7. Maple Leaf
We love these matte maple leaf nails that work for both the fall months and the Thanksgiving season. The pale pink speckled base features a black line down the center and is decorated with red, yellow, and orange leaves, including a red maple leaf on the middle finger. The matte top coat adds a soft finish to the nails.
8. Touch Of Gold
Go for a more subtle Thanksgiving look with these gold-flecked nails. The middle and ring fingers have a rosy pink base and are decorated with flecks of gold that shine in the light, while the rest of the nails are painted in caramel and creamy tones.
9. Falling Stars
Dress up your French manicure with some sparkling silver stars! These nails have a glossy, natural base, a dark brown French tip – perfect for the fall and Thanksgiving season – and then are decorated with dainty silver stars, with a sparkling gemstone in the center.
10. Short & Sweet
The painterly look of these nails is just so beautiful! The milky white nails are decorated with floral and leafy designs in white, brown, silver, and gold tones – so pretty. Each nail is completely different, with different-sized flowers and leaves creating a unique look.
11. Dark Brown
These tonal nails are gorgeous and ensure a sleek and sophisticated look. Each nail is painted with a different brown polish, including a brown glitter polish, while the index finger has a lighter base and features a V-shaped dark brown French tip. This manicure is perfect for the transition from Thanksgiving to the fall and winter months.
12. Emerald Green
Don’t be afraid of color in your Thanksgiving nails, just like this emerald green floral manicure. The glittering dark forest green nails sit alongside nude nails, decorated with pink and white flowers and green leaves to create a stunning, detailed manicure.
13. Glittered Turkey
Go for all-out glamour this Thanksgiving with these glittered turkey nails. The nails are painted in glittery red, gold, and dark brown shades that really sparkle in the light, and then the brown middle finger is decorated with a cute little turkey face – just adorable!
14. Pumpkin Spice Velvet
If you are all about pumpkin spice lattes in the fall months, then you really need to get these sparkling, pumpkin spice-inspired nails next time you visit the salon. The orangey-gold nails have a shimmering finish that looks a little like velvet in the light and are ideal for the fall and Thanksgiving seasons.
15. Clear & Glitter
Keep the base simple and add detail with glittering sequins to create a chic and stylish manicure. These nails have a soft, white base and then are decorated with hexagonal and leaf-shaped glitter in red, gold, and orange shades.
16. Rainy Day Pumpkins
We love the gorgeous color combination of orange and blue on these beautiful nails. The matte blue nails sit alongside white nails decorated with orange pumpkins, blue stripes, and gold spots to create a stunning, Thanksgiving-inspired look. We also love the contrast between the matte nails and glossy topcoat on the pumpkins.
17. Glittered Pumpkins
Add a little glitter to your pumpkin nails for a dazzling and opulent look. These nails are decorated with different designs, including a pumpkin on the ring finger, waves of brown, ivory, and gold glitter for the middle and little fingers, and gold glitter for the index finger creating an attention-grabbing manicure.
18. Burgundy & Burnt Orange Swirls
This nail design is just beautiful and the colors are perfect for the Thanksgiving season. The nails are painted with burnt orange and burgundy shades, while the middle and ring fingers have a glossy nude base and are decorated with swirls of orange and burgundy, with sparkling silver accents.
19. Turquoise Pumpkins
Have a little fun with bright colors for your Thanksgiving nails! These turquoise nails have a Thanksgiving aesthetic but in unexpected colors. The manicure includes a pumpkin ring finger, orange leafy glitter, and gold specks on the teal nail – so pretty.
20. Earth Tones
Go for a simple and minimalist look with these earthy-toned nails – just what you need as you move from fall to the Thanksgiving season. Each nail is painted with a different glossy earth tone, including sage green, burnt orange, cashmere grey, and caramel brown.
21. Marbled Leaves
The detail in this manicure is just incredible! The middle and ring fingers have a bare, glossy base and are decorated with marbled leaves that look as though they have just fallen from a tree – exquisite. The rest of the nails are painted in complementary colors of yellow and burnt orange.
22. Pumpkin Pie Speckles
These super cute pumpkin pie inspired nails are exactly what you need for Thanksgiving this year. The manicure includes glossy rusty red nails, bronze glitter nails, and ivory nails decorated with red and orange speckles – so pretty!
23. Sparkling Stripes
If you love neutral nails but want a fun and unique design, then this manicure is just perfect for you! The glossy, natural nails have each been decorated with a stripe of polish, moving from dark brown on the thumb and index finger to light beige on the little finger – then each nail features a touch of glitter for a sparkling finish.
24. Matte Pumpkins
These matte, mini pumpkins are adorable and ideal if you love lighter colors for your nails. The middle and ring fingers feature a glossy white base and are decorated with mini matte pumpkins in beige and pastel orange tones. The rest of the nails are painted in these pumpkin shades, with a matte top coat.
25. Checkered Pumpkins
This manicure has a snug and cozy aesthetic, with checked and plaid details. Each nail features a different design, including a checked pumpkin, brown and white plaid, bronze glitter nails, checked French tips, and glossy brown nails – you can mix and match these designs to create your own, distinctive manicure.
Keep it simple and chic with the pretty polka dot design. The warm, burnt orange nails sit alongside matte white nails decorated with dainty orange polka dots, creating an elegant and refined manicure that is ideal for the Thanksgiving season.
27. Boho Flowers
Go for a girly look with this boho flower nail design! The base is kept neutral and then decorated with swipes of pink and gold polish as well as dainty white leaves to add that fall touch.
We love the contrast between the glossy taupe nails and the white, speckled matte nails, decorated with brown-tinted leaves blooming from the tip and the base of the nail – just gorgeous!
29. Touch Of Copper
Chrome nails are a must-have at the moment and this copper-colored chrome is perfect for the fall and Thanksgiving season. The copper chrome middle finger sits alongside ivory nails and a ring finger decorated with little copper leaves.
30. Burgundy & Mustard Yellow
The color palette of this manicure is just stunning, while the glitter adds an eye-catching touch. The mustard yellow and burgundy nails frame the orange and gold glittery middle finger and a ring finger decorated with flecks of gold and an autumnal leaf – the perfect fall look.
31. Short Burgundy
Pair your dark burgundy nails with rosy pink nails to create a pretty fall manicure. The index and middle fingers have a pink base and are decorated with white leaves, blooming from the base of the nail, finished with three burgundy polka dots. The matte top coat on these nails perfectly contrasts with the glossy burgundy nails.
32. Pumpkin Spice Florals
These burnt orange pumpkin spice nails are complemented by glossy, bare nails decorated with shiny, copper flowers and leaves to create a chic and stylish manicure that takes you from the fall months into Thanksgiving.
33. Green Palette
Add a touch of green to your Thanksgiving nails, just like this beautiful manicure! The little finger and thumb are painted in green polish, while the rest of the nails have a natural base and are decorated with orange, white, and green flowers – so pretty!
34. Cable Knit + Plaid
This detailed manicure reminds us of cozy fall fashion, with the cable knit and plaid patterns. The ring finger features a black and yellow plaid pattern, the middle finger is decorated with gold foil and black pumpkin designs, while the index finger has a 3D cable knit design in mustard yellow. The rest of the nails are painted with brown glitter polish.
35. Shades Of Orange
Opt for something bright in the darker fall months, like this vibrant orange manicure. The bright orange nails are paired with nails decorated with detailed and intricate orange, yellow, and brown flowers to add an eye-catching touch.
36. Beige Plaid
Keep the color palette to neutral tones and play around with patterns to create this cute and cozy Thanksgiving manicure. The beige and white nails are decorated with plaid patterns and a 60s-inspired floral design for a retro touch.
37. Brown Marble
Marble nails are super popular and look incredible too – which is why you should go for this brown marble design during the holidays. Glossy warm brown nails are contrasted with the matte, brown, and white marble designs, while the gold foil adds a little extra sparkle to the design.
38. Very Berry
Berry tones are perfect for the fall months, and these floral nails are the perfect example! The index finger has a beige base with a berry-purple French tip, the middle and ring fingers are decorated with floral designs, and the rest of the nails are painted in this purply berry tone.
39. Pumpkin Tips
We love the range of designs that feature on these striking Thanksgiving nails. The index and little fingers are each decorated with orange and gold-toned glitter, while the middle finger has a caramel brown French tip and the ring finger features a pumpkin design for that classic fall aesthetic.
40. Gold Glitter
The gold glitter nail in the middle of this manicure breaks up the neutral tones and adds a little extra sparkle. Two nails are painted with a rosy pink tone, while the other two are painted in glossy dark brown. The ring finger features a gold stripe to tie in the gilded nail.
Which of these Thanksgiving nails was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!