26 November Nail Art Ideas That Are Perfect for Thanksgiving

#5 is for PSL fans.

November Nail Art Ideas
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Before you reach for the stuffing or pour gravy over everything on your plate, make sure your nails are looking festive. It's time to celebrate this family holiday with nail art as delicious as the food you're devouring!

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Matte Plaid

Plaid is the unofficial pattern of fall, but the classic is made modern in this nail art with a , unexpected color combination, and off-center placement.



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Autumnal Accents

The beautiful fall leaves are tumbling all around outside, so celebrate that beautiful sight with a few leafy designs on your nails.

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Metallic Marbling

This gorgeous manicure made of Thanksgiving's warm, golden tones — , for example — is achieved with a mesmerizing nail-polish-in-water technique. Even if you don't try it, it's too fascinating not to watch the tutorial!



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Shimmering Cranberry Shapes

Cranberry sauce has never seemed so chic. Use the traditional Thanksgiving side as inspiration for this richly colored negative-space mani. The shimmer in Zoya's shade makes it especially festive.


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Pumpkin Spice

We love the fact that you can now get your fave pumpkin spice latte incorporated into your hair color, but what about the cup it comes in? Celebrate the famous fall Starbucks cup with a fun dotty design.

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Autumn Nights

This shimmering manicure uses polishes with especially Thanksgiving-apt names like Corn Maize and Stuffed to create nail art inspired by November's chilly nights.


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Thanksgiving Minions

That's right, the little yellow guys that took over the box office are taking over your nails this Thanksgiving.


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Wavy Bronze

November is the perfect time to give this metallic the spotlight. Pair it with an earthy taupe in a fun, wavy pattern.

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Cranberry Blooms

It's a little too soon for five fingers of glitter, but a touch of ruby sparkle on your thumb is just the ticket. Get it with this nude-and-cranberry floral look.

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Ornate Plum

November nail art doesn't all have to be orange, red and brown — this muted design is a beautifully festive way to wear a sugary plum shade.

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Gilded Tips

Give yourself the Midas touch with gold French tips that look so elegant, especially with gold rings and bracelets.

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Chic Gray

This simple manicure is super impressive to the discerning eye, but won't be too over-the-top to wear to grandma's house for the holidays.

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Shimmery Leaves

The only thing prettier than fall leaves on the ground: fall leaves on your nails in bold metallic jewel tones! Pair this mani with your favorite warm sweater.

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Pretty Plaid

Trends come and go, but plaid will forever be a fall staple. Choose a color palette from your fave fall or holiday dress to match.

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Creamy Orange

Less overwhelming than all-over brights but more exciting than a simple nude nail, this color-blocked look features a modern color combo. If hot orange isn't your thing, try deep cranberry instead.

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Gold Angles

Elongate your nails by applying narrow golden accents from the base of your nail bed upward.

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Leafy Glitter

Sometimes all you need is a small detail to make a look seasonal. In this case, it's a silver leaf outline on an accent nail.

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Instagram/Aliciatnails
Gold Stars

Starry, starry nails are a glam way to go for any holiday party. Combining glossy gold and matte brown, this manicure is as modern as it gets.

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Tortoise Shell

This abstract design blends multiple shades of taupe, tan and brown to create a multidimensional effect. And it's surprisingly easy to DIY!

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Thenailasaurus.com
Quilted Texture

What says "cold weather" more than warm blankets? This matte manicure plays with texture via chic gold dots.

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Chalkboardnails.com
Feathered Layers

Layering orange, yellow and black make for a totally turkey-esque design. This may take some serious patience, but it'll pay off by impressing your whole family at Thanksgiving dinner.

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Seasonal Swirls

Watercolor marble nails might be one of the most frequently failed Pinterest designs, but this autumnal look is worth practicing over and over to get right.

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Instagram/Alldemnails
Chubby Turkey

Golden moons, brown stripes and an adorable little turkey (with a hat!) make this the perfect mani for Thanksgiving.

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Chalkboardnails.com
Fall Plaid

The primary shades here are all orange hues, but it's the sharp, thin streaks of blue that bring this manicure to life.

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Tiny Turkeys

Putting a turkey on every fingertip is a little too much commitment for most people, but this sweet accent gobbler is just the right amount of holiday spirit.

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Not-So-Negative Space

Negative space never looked so positive! With a clear base and , you'll nail it in your next pumpkin spice latte photo.

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