10 Non-Literal Nail Designs to Wear on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving day is about to come giving a kick start to all the festivities and my beloved winter season. Celebrating this day of togetherness, here I have a few nail art ideas which can make your day much better. If you are confused about how to wear your nails on that, these ideas will save your day!

and mind it No turkeys allowed!

All the Thanksgiving nail art ideas are inspired by the fall colors and elements, excluding the dead leaves and turkey!

Autumnal waves, blanket vibes, and proof that brown is far from boring.

In the Round

Take two Thanksgiving colors—red and gold—and paint the top and bottom half of your nail for an easy negative space design.

Design by @jinsoonchoi

Fall Waves

Paint vertical petals in burgundy and cranberry on top of a nude base for a fresh take on scalloped nails.

Design by @cassandre__marie

Brown Isn't Boring

Brown doesn't have to be drab with this graphic Louis Vuitton design. Use nail tape to ask off different sections for clean, sharp edges.

Design by @nataliepavloskinails

Nude Grid

Elevate a nude nail with this design in contrasting textures. Start by applying a nude base then layer it with a matte top coat. Let dry, then paint a grid in a clear topcoat using a thin brush.

Design by @aliciatnails


Nothing says fall like a cozy blanket, so try this Pendleton-inspired design for the ultimate autumn holiday.

Design by @bakenekonails


Ombré nails work for every occasion, but we like this unexpected color combo in red and gray for Thanksgiving.

Design by @tines_momente

Gucci Gucci

Gucci's '70s-inspired prints are inherently autumnal. This updated plaid design in beige, black, and orange is the perfect vibe for Thanksgiving (and is slightly cheaper than buying that Gucci blouse).

Design by @mpnails

Diagonal Glitter

If you want something basic but glam, go for this simple negative nail. Start with a clear base coat. Paint the upper half of each nail on the diagonal in a glittery lacquer. Once dry, seal the nail with a clear top coat.

Design by @paintboxnails

Copper Plaid

Try this copper look by adding strips of metallic nail tape in a slapdash plaid design on top of a nude nail. Finish the look with a clear top coat.

Design by @naominailsnyc

Abstract Turkey

If the desire to go full-Thanksgiving is strong, suppress the need to paint mini turkeys and pumpkin pies with this abstract look.

Design by @bakenekonails

Hope you loved these designs and will try them on your thanksgiving day!

Lots of Love!!!