Thanksgiving is around the corner, and this year we’re saying thanks to having an excuse to get a new manicure. Whether you’re headed to the salon or having a DIY session, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to Thanksgiving nail designs and colors. Getting in the true spirit of the holiday, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to share with you the top trends for your Thanksgiving nails. Interested? Read on for 10 manicure ideas, including the best Thanksgiving nail colors, to give your hands a seasonal makeover.
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #1: TAUPE AND CHAMPAGNE
We get instant heart-eyes when we think of taupe nails for fall. This brown-meets-gray hue is almost too perfect for the season. Pair it with a sparkly, champagne accent nail for Thanksgiving, and your friends and family are sure to be gushing. No need to thank us!
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #2: CRIMSON RED
This tried-and-true nail look will never go out of style for Thanksgiving. Red nails are the ultimate power move. Ideally, they’ll give you the extra confidence boost you need when dodging your grandmother’s questions about your relationship status and career goals.
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #3: REVERSE FRENCH MANICURE
We’re sure you’re familiar with a French manicure, but have you considered a reverse French mani? This Thanksgiving nail design puts a twist on the traditional look by having the white “tip” sit at the base of your nail, while the rest of the nail is coated in a pretty nude hue. Pretty mod, huh?
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #4: BRING ON THE TURKEY
Who says you have to stick with something professional on your nails? Use Thanksgiving as an excuse to try some fun, quirky nail art! First, paint your nails in a rich chocolate hue. Then it’s time to create a turkey face on your accent nails! To do so, create two white circles using a toothpick and white nail polish. Outline the circles with a black nail polish and add a dot in the center of each to form the eyes. Then, swipe on a red line and yellow beak to complete the look. Gobble, gobble!
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #5: YELLOW PLAID
Fall is the perfect time of year to break out your plaid wardrobe pieces. But if you aren’t feeling plaid in terms of your outfit, why not give a plaid Thanksgiving nail design a try? First, paint your nails in a pale yellow shade. Then, use a toothpick and a light brown nail polish to draw a plaid pattern onto your accent nail. So cute!
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #6: FOREST GREEN
Want to ditch the warm hues? A deep, forest green nail color is equally stunning for Thanksgiving. Apply a coat or two for a manicure that’ll have all who view it feeling green with envy.
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #7: EGGPLANT
Another cool-toned option for your Thanksgiving mani is eggplant nail polish. The dark, blue-based purple color will complement the cool temperatures that go hand-in-hand with fall. Not to mention, this color pairs beautifully with a gold accent nail, which is another holiday nail look we love.
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #8: CHARCOAL
Colorful Thanksgiving nails aren’t your only option. On the contrary, a charcoal manicure is bold and oh-so-trendy. To really embrace the charcoal nail look, finish your manicure off with a matte top coat.
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #9: 50 SHADES OF NUDE
Nude nails will always be a staple in our book—but why not wear more than one? Yes, rather than wearing a single nude nail polish color, we encourage you to wear two or three! Apply one shade to your thumbs, another to your pointer and middle fingers, and a third to your ring and pinky fingers. Talk about chic!
THANKSGIVING NAIL IDEA #10: RUST AND COPPER
Last but not least, it’s no secret we’re a fan of rust when it comes to all things beauty and fall. Paint your nails in this gorgeous orange-meets-red-meets-brown hue, leaving only one nail unpolished. Turn that blank canvas into an accent nail, swiping on a metallic copper nail polish.
Next up: Let’s talk shape—this can totally make or break your Thanksgiving manicure. Here’s your guide on How to Choose the Right Nail Shape.