As much as we’d like to think we’re in control, nothing can change the passing of time. So as we see the end of Halloween, we have our sights set on Thanksgiving. In preparation for this foodie festival, we’re filling our vanity with the hottest Thanksgiving nail colors of the year.
Someone else is prepping for the actual cooking part, we assume.
While technically any color can be worn at any time of the year (minus that high maintenance white), certain colors just work best for turkey day. We rounded up warm tones like reds, oranges, and yellows, along with cool tones including teal and mauve.
This provides a selection of nail polish for any mood. Particularly if that mood is “hungry.”
So deck the halls with gravy and your nail beds with these exciting shades of lacquer, and we’ll catch you over a plate of mashed potatoes. We said what we said.
15 Thanksgiving Nail Colors You’ll Love
1. Dark Brown Nail Polish
OPI Nail Lacquer in Squeaker of the House
If you’re looking for a foolproof Thanksgiving nail color, you really can’t go wrong with brown. Plus, it’ll match all the food on your plate. Extra stuffing, hold the veggies.
2. Deep Burgundy Nail Color
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Beet, Pray, Love
Another classic color for Turkey Day is burgundy, and this gel nail polish is the perfect shade. It’s so strong that it won’t chip, no matter how hard you go on the appetizers.
3. Burnt Orange Nail Lacquer
OPI Nail Lacquer in Yank My Doodle
Orange is a tried-and-true fall nail polish color, and for good reason. Nothing screams autumn like the official color of pumpkins. No, white pumpkins, you don’t count.
4. Muted Teal Blue Polish
Essie Fall 2022 Nail Polish Collection in Transcend the Trend
Maybe you want nails that are a little more creative than brown or orange. Enter: teal blue. It’s muted enough to work for the fall, but bold enough to make a statement. Bonus points if the statement is, “pass the pie!”
5. Sparkly Deep Red Color
Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Good Gossip
This nail polish color is called “Good Gossip,” but it should be called “Good Witch.” It’s giving us major flashbacks to the ruby red slippers in The Wizard of Oz. And we thought our sibling clothes rivalry was intense.
6. Mauve Cream Gel Polish
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Love Hangover
A lowkey mauve polish is perfect for the person who doesn’t want to draw too much attention to themselves. You know, the person who wants to be able to go for thirds under the radar. So weird that there were no leftovers this year!
7. Glittery Gold Polish
Zoya Nail Lacquer in Nahla
When all else fails, go for the emotional support gold glitter. Isn’t that what Harry Styles was singing about?
8. Dark Green Nail Polish
Essie Glossy Shine Finish Nail Polish in Off Tropic
Dark green is a perfect Thanksgiving nail color because it transfers seamlessly into the Christmas season. As long as it doesn’t chip during the rush of Black Friday, you’ll be set for both holidays!
9. Neutral Blush Pink Nail Color
10. Shimmery Cobalt Blue
ILNP in Midnight Kiss
We’re dazzled by this deep blue sparkly nail polish shade. So dazzled that we forgot where we were going with that sentence. Insert joke here.
11. Cognac Brown Nail Color
Essie Winter Trend Collection in Midnight Delight
The highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Brown” movie partially inspired this list. And with this coffee-like shade, we’ll say that it’s about a morning cup of Joe. Nothing else weird…
12. Sunflower Yellow Nail Color
OPI Nail Lacquer Nail Polish in Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet
If you’ve ever seen Colorado in the fall, you’ll understand why this polish makes this list of Thanksgiving nail colors. And, next time it snows you have a color guide for which patches to avoid eating. We had some really funky tasting smoothies last winter.
13. Plum Purple Nail Lacquer
Revlon SuperLustrous Nail Enamel in Passionate
We’re passionate in our conviction that this nail polish would look good on legitimately anyone. For example, we just painted our pet squirrels nails and she is looking fabulous. Who’s next? Also, can anyone spare a Band-Aid?
14. Sage Green Color
15. Color Shifting Chrome Red, Orange, and Bronze
ILNP in Abundance
This nail polish color shifts in the light, so you get a red, orange, and bronze manicure all in one. So what this tells us is that we just learned how to do that whole skittles manicure trend for nothing.
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