What beauty tools do you use the most?
This will help us personalize your experience.

11 Thanksgiving Nail Art Designs That Are a Feast of Beauty


Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, and from elaborate meal planning to gathering with loved ones to decorating, it can be easy to forget about self-care during this busy time. But don’t worry, we got you covered with festive mani inspo that’ll not only get you into the spirit but will also keep your hands looking fresh for fall. 

Get ready to gobble up nail trends that are perfect for cozy fall weather: deep orange tones, earthy ombré, and even turkey and pumpkin designs. Whether you’re going minimal or full cornucopia, scroll on for a multi-course nail art feast that’ll leave your eyes hungry for more. 

1. Gold and Bronze Chrome Leaf Thanksgiving Nails 

This  twist on the fall foliage trend gets elevated with a touch of shiny metallic. How to get it: Rub two shades of your favorite gold and bronze chrome into a base coat and clean with a soft brush. Using a top coat, draw leaves (don’t wipe!) and cure for 60 seconds. Finish by cleaning the rest of the chrome off with rubbing alcohol and you’re all set!

2. Burgundy Curve Thanksgiving Nails

Fall has officially arrived, and burgundy nails are a definite staple. This design balances a darker oxblood shade with sleek negative-space accents for an eye-catching minimal look.

3. Emerald Green Marble Thanksgiving Nails

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by @myshell.nails

When the weather cools, gorgeous jewel tones enter the chat. These marbled jade beauties add elegance to any occasion, whether you’re  serving looks or pumpkin pie.

4. Bold Hand Turkey Thanksgiving Nails

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without at least one turkey-inspired nail idea. This colorful twist combines vivid fall hues (aka tail feathers) with a thumbs-up to the big beautiful bird.

5. Mountain Thanksgiving Nails

Reach new heights and snag fall feels with this wilderness-inspired look. Start with a nude or white shade as your base, then with the edge of your nail polish brushes, continue cascading your favorite warm-toned colors from lightest to darkest until you’ve painted your way to the peak.

6. Earthy Gradient French Manicure Thanksgiving Nails

Transition into the new season with this modern ombré take on a classic French mani. It stylishly delivers autumn harvest vibes by incorporating gradients of the same color family on each of your tips, from lightest to darkest.

7. Fall Rainbow Thanksgiving Nails

This gradient manicure builds on autumn shades. Pick must-have hues of orange, yellow, red, and brown for a flawless Thanksgiving look. 

8. Tortoiseshell Thanksgiving Nails

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Iris (@iris.nailed.it)

Tie together warm caramels with this neutral print nail design—start with a sheer amber base coat, allowing it to dry, then add a second sienna layer on top, leaving it wet. Speckle with chocolate and black shades and finish with a super shiny top coat.

9. Thanksgiving Feast Nails

Serve up your entire Turkey Day menu with this delicious feast of beauty. Pro tip: Coordinate your designs with all your can’t-miss dishes, and don’t forget the gravy.

10. Nude With Merlot Tips and Golden Shimmer Thanksgiving Nails

Bring some glam to the Thanksgiving table with a touch of merlot sparkle. Keep things simple with a nude base for a minimal yet glitzy look.

11. Pumpkin Thanksgiving Nails

From dessert to decor, pumpkins have earned their place at the Thanksgiving table. At this year’s get-together, your nails will be the centerpiece with this gourd-geous trend.

Ready to nail more fun fall looks with IPSY? Take our Beauty Quiz now to get started with your own IPSY beauty subscription. Already an IPSY member? Refer your friends to earn points, which you can use toward products. Either way, don’t forget to check us out on Instagram and TikTok @IPSY.

Like this article? Share it with your friends by clicking the icons below!

About the author
Deana Saukam
Deana Saukam
Deana is a writer at IPSY and a bon-vivant-at-large with an insatiable appetite for beauty, food, travel, and fashion. With 15+ years of experience, her work has been featured in Glamour, Food & Wine, Eater, Le Fooding, Conde Nast Traveler, and more.
Share Article
Article Last Updated October 25, 2023 12:00 AM