I ran into this problem. I had the same problem last year, wherein I Don't Like animal print. I just have this huge aversion to tiger and zebra stripes or leopard spots, which is where these things normally go. I always have to try and find some unusual take on it, not even for the sake of creativity, but for the sake of not hating my nails.
So this year I went with turtle shells. I did turtle shells not long ago, but these are far more detailed. I tried to create a mottled effect by sponging on various greens and golds and beiges, but it actually looks pretty uniform in the pictures. Still, as far as animal print goes, this pings me as fairly tolerable :)