The Hottest Painted Pumpkin Ideas This Halloween

Painted pumpkin ideas
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Halloween is here, and we all know what that means: it’s painted pumpkin season! Painting pumpkins is one of the most popular and colorful Halloween traditions, and don’t let anyone get you thinking it’s a holiday delight meant for children alone. Getting extra creative with your pumpkins is definitely an all-ages-type thing, and social media is here to help us all catch up on the hottest painted pumpkin trends of 2021.

Classic Orange with a Twist

If you’re not into working hard and doing your pumpkin from scratch—using its natural orange color is a great way to go. The top choice seems to be adding simple white patterns on top of that orange backdrop, like leaves, flowers, or stars.


Okay, so flowers aren’t Halloween-spooky, but they’re just so pretty! And they seem to be trending this year. They’re pretty easy to paint (no need to be a modern-day Picasso here), plus, you can go crazy with the colors and it would still look good.

Black and White

Black-and-white pumpkins are painted proof that you really don’t have to be over the top in order to stand out. Let your creativity shine through shapes and patterns rather than colors.

Starry Night

Another popular trend this year is the dark sky with moon and stars motif. This can be done in all kinds of ways and seems to always create this enchanted/witchy vibe that Halloween is so famous for.