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There’s only so much you can do with carved pumpkins, but painted pumpkins are a whole different story. If you’re looking to do a creative activity this fall that involves something a little different than making your standard Jack-O-Latern, grab some paint, markers, and a pumpkin of any size to get started!

Painted pumpkins can be super fun for porch decor, but can also look chic enough to pass as home decor. The possibilities are endless. If you’re looking for some inspiration to get started, check out these painted pumpkin ideas:

1. Artistic Tiger Painted Pumpkin

Tiger Painted Pumpkin

I love the unique style of this tiger painted pumpkin. It is super artistic, and would make a great decoration in a space with more feminine colors.

2. Colorful Chic Painted Pumpkins

Elegant Painted Pumpkins

These pumpkins are masterpieces! They have such a unique color scheme and look beautiful with the dish ware they were inspired by.

3. Desert Themed Painted Pumpkins

Desert Painted Pumpkins

If you live in a warmer climate like California or Arizona and don’t necessarily get to experience crisp fall weather, these desert themed pumpkins are perfect & so unique!

4. Black and White Lettering Painted Pumpkin

Black and White Painted Pumpkins

Love the simplicity of this white pumpkin with lettering. It pairs so well with the black & white geometric fireplace in this space.

5. Fun Patterned Painted Pumpkins

Fun Patterned Painted Pumpkins

If you want to paint pumpkins this year, but don’t want them to go to waste, here’s an idea for fake pumpkins that you can use through the years!

6. Pink & White Painted Pumpkin

Pink Floral Painted Pumpkins

This is such a pretty design using only a single color!

7. Abstract Chic Painted Pumpkins

Abstract Painted Pumpkins

These pumpkins are super trendy and would not be too difficult to copy. Plus, you can use any color scheme that goes with your space.

8. Constellation Painted Pumpkins

Constellation Painted Pumpkins

If you’re into astrology, these constellation pumpkins may be perfect for you! Plus, you only need two paint colors. I love that even the stems are black for a cohesive look.

9. Pink & Gold Doodles Painted Pumpkin

Doodled Painted Pumpkin

Such an adorable and simple pumpkin idea. If you have doodling skills, this would be a fun one to try out.

10. Patterned Floral Painted Pumpkins

Feminine Painted Pumpkins

I love how these pumpkins mimic the lamp that they are next to. This makes for a super custom decoration that fit in so well with the space.

11. Activist Painted Pumpkins

Activist Painted Pumpkins

Spread some positivity with pumpkins like these. Super unique, and spread an important message.

12. Gold Lettering Painted Pumpkin

Painted Pumpkin with Lettering

If you have lettering skills, this pumpkin is so pretty. The white and gold color scheme is modern and chic.

13. Pastel Funny Painted Pumpkins

Sassy Painted Pumpkins

For another idea to letter your pumpkins, use stencils to get more blocky letters. I also love the unexpected pastel coloring of these pumpkins.

14. Black & Pink Painted Pumpkin

Black & Pink Painted Pumpkin

I think this one was actually done with marker– which makes it super doable. All you need is a colored pumpkin or a base color and a black marker to recreate this pumpkin.

15. White Patterned Painted Pumpkins

Patterned Painted Pumpkin

These super simple pumpkins would be easy to recreate and look super adorable!

16. Floral Painted Pumpkin

Floral Painted Pumpkin

I had to include at least one orange pumpkin on this list. If you want to keep it old school, I love these flowers painted directly onto this pumpkin.

17. Light Pink & Gold Painted Pumpkins


I loooove the light pink and gold color scheme on these painted pumpkins. Pumpkins can be painted almost any color and still look perfect for fall.

18. Simple Light Orange Pumpkin with Ghosts


These ghosts are adorable and actually so easy to paint! You could do this on any color pumpkin, but I particularly love the way it looks on this light orange pumpkin.

19. Black and White Floral Pumpkin.


If you have some artistic chops for drawing foliage, you could recreate this pumpkin with just black paint alone. I love how this pumpkin ties into the other decor it is paired with so seamlessly.

22. Matching Patterns Pink and Orange Ghost Pumpkins


Pink is the fall color we never knew we needed! These pink and orange pumpkins look so cute next to eachother.

23. Woodland themed pumpkin


Pumpkins don’t have to be only halloween themed! This fall woodland themed pumpkin by knightandgray is the perfect non-spooky fall pumpkin.

24. Bright Nature inspired Painted Pumpkins


These pumpkins by Katie Herman art are on of a kind and hand painted. They are the perfect inspo, or available for purchase on her website!

25. Pink and orange painted pumpkins


Pink and orange are so in right now, so this is the perfect paint color combo! Love the idea of practicing or creating a matching painting to go with your pumpkins.

26. Brown Rustic Painted Pumpkins


These painted pumpkins have a more neutral, rustic feel to them if that’s your style.