'Tis the season for all things pumpkin, including your manicure. Best paired with your pumpkin spice latte, spooky Halloween makeup, and your favorite fall candle, these nails will have you rethinking simple nail art and craving something fun and fresh for the holiday.
If spooky season isn't your thing, worry not, as pumpkin season just may be. From Halloween extreme to iridescent chrome, fall's favorite squash truly has the range, and there's a pumpkin nail art look for every taste.
Ahead, see 22 pumpkin nail designs to get you inspired for your next salon visit.
The Perfect Pumpkin Patch
The cutest pumpkin patch you'll ever see, this classic fall nail look is a perfect pick for October.
Orange on Orange
We love the simplicity of this orange-on-orange set. If you've got patience and a solid nail art detail brush, emulate the look with Essie's To DIY For ($10) and Risk Takers Only ($10).
When Leopard Meets Pumpkin
What's more chic than pumpkin nails for fall? A touch of leopard spots to make your pumpkin feel high-fashion. Add a matte finish topcoat to complete this sleek look.
Pumpkins go glam with this subtle gold design accented with the perfect white outline. Think french tips-meet-October.
Pumpkin and Friends
A happy pumpkin meets a plaid pumpkin in this fun mismatched set. The cutest pumpkin you'll ever see (featuring lots of adorably spooky friends) sits alongside the sophisticated pumpkin of our dream fall pillow, each as a solo nail.
Melt away with these trippy pumpkins. Artist Jen Seales notes these were inspired by the acid smiley face trend, but made seasonal just in time for Halloween.
If you love the chrome nails trend and/or a good abstract manicure, try bringing the two elements together in a seasonal shade. This fall nail look can go beyond October and last you until the holidays (only to be replaced by mint and cranberry chrome).
Is this not the cutest ghost-pumpkin pair you've ever seen? The glitter pumpkin details mixed with the sweetest doe-eyed ghost make for the perfect seasonal nail art.
Green with Envy
A subtle twist on a classic look, olive green takes this pumpkin tip to another level of chic, utilizing one of this season's top colors. Together with a complementary nude background, these pumpkins pop beautifully.
For a more subtle nod to pumpkin that still makes a clear Halloween nod, this speckled orange and black design is the perfect happy medium. An easy intro to DIY nail art, this mani works for all of October.
When two Halloween staples collide, you get this perfectly drawn pumpkin skeleton. With all the delicate and intricate line work, this is not your average nail look, but the results are a true work of art.
When nail art meets real art, you get this gorgeous painterly pumpkin design. It's giving museum-worthy oil painting and is sure to be a head-turner.
Not ready to go full-on, literal pumpkin? You can still get into the seasonal spirit with a minimal design. This abstract set evokes pumpkins with orange tips and a singular black stripe down the middle.
Pumpkin orange nails, but make it a moment: The ever popular water droplet nail meets this perfect color to make the ultimate October design.
Glazed nails may be all the buzz right now, but have you seen holographic nail art? This rainbow-reflecting style takes a simple pumpkin nail design to new levels and we're totally here for it.
Pumpkins have such a close association with Halloween that we often forget they're an overall fall staple. I mean, you don't stop drinking PSLs just because November 1 comes around, and before we know it many of us will gather around the table for pumpkin pie. This set brings together all that iconic autumnal imagery—including sweaters, plaid, and that aforementioned pumpkin pie.
When it comes to Halloween nails, you can never go wrong with a classic scene. These sweet jack-o'-lanterns are accompanied by ghosts, spider webs, and the perfect forest scene that gives all the spooky season vibes.
Glazed Pumpkin Donut
It would be foolish to do any nail roundup in fall 2022 and not include a glazed donut nail. While this may not be pumpkin nail art specifically, the glazed pumpkin spice shade is most certainly a work of art and a staple this season.
Why choose one pumpkin design when you can choose two? And why choose between matte and gloss when you can have both? These fun, illustrative nails give a taste of every style, with the jack-o'-lantern nails front and center.
The white and gold pearly plush pumpkin of our dreams is right here. The glittery pumpkin with metallic gold accents feels top-tier luxe and will make you do a double take.
Fall Showers Bring Pumpkin Flowers
Florals for Halloween? Groundbreaking. But actually, this floral moment incorporating all of the October staples is the perfect way to add a little glam to a spooky set.
This set brings together two of the most iconic autumn motifs as accents: pumpkins and plaid. Instead of going for one of the season's traditional oranges or browns, however, the remaining nails are painted a vibrant (and less expected) teal green,