Autumn is setting in and what better way to get into the sweater weather mood than with hot cocoa and a set of nails to match! Fall nails usually fall into a palette of nudes and warmer colors. Take these into mind when you opt for nail polish colors to match the season. However, there are lots of designs that depict fall without having to use such colors. The choice is really up to you!
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If you’re looking for a nice set of fall colors polishes for this season, try Eternal’s quick dry 4-pack found here. They’re super long lasting and has a glossy finish. I typically prefer matte in the fall, which you can easily achieve with OPI’s matte top coat.
Now for some inspiration for your next manicure, check out these fall and autumn nail art design ideas that will set the stage.
There’s something about botanicals that just scream autumn. I love the nude palette and the fall color scheme. Take this to your nail tech for a perfect surprise or DIY at home with the help of some nail brush and dotting tools.
Midrise French Nails
Color blocking is my absolute favorite manicure to do all year long. Here’s an example where they took a regular French nail and elongated it midway for a unique perspective. An easy way to do this at home is to paint the nail only to the midline, then cleaning it up with some acetone and a nail brush. So easy!
Halloween is smack dab in fall so why not go with something fun and whimsical for just that occasion?
Florals for Fall
You don’t have to miss summer too much with these beautiful floral nails. It has just a bit of element of summer but it utilizes a lot of neutral and warm colors. You can also mix and match more autumnal colors so it’s more fit for fall.
Dotted French Nails
French nails go with any season. Here’s a look at a nude nail with a border of white and dots below for a classic touch based on the original French nail.
Plaid nails embellishing the ring finger is a nice touch. Overdoing plaid can look tacky so make sure you only use it as an accent nail.
Gloss x Matte
Have you ever tried gloss and matte together on the same manicure? It can truly add dimension and another level of design to nail art. Try it this fall and have everyone’s eyes on you!
Nude palettes come in a wide range of colors, if you can pick out 10 different colors paint your nails! Not every finger has to be the same and this manicure totally gets it.
These nails were made for the autumn season. Fallen leaves are beautifully placed over a clear coat to easily be visible. Again, overdoing an accent nail can look overdone so leave it to one or two nails and paint plain color over the others.
Drip nails are very in right now and what better time to test the trend out than in fall itself? These natural nails are wearing a gel manicure, which if you haven’t gotten a chance to try, you just have to! They are so long lasting and they do not damage your nails if removed correctly. Get everything you need to do gel nails at home here.
Go bohemian for fall with this dark orange manicure filled with intricate details.
Nude colors go well in autumn and fall. Animal prints take it up another level.
Animal Print x Green
Here’s another look at animal prints for fall manicures. Nude color palettes work well in fall but also deep, darker colors such as this forest green.
If you’re not a fan of fall colors or even darker palettes, choose a baby pink which goes well with every season. Adorn it with some details like a midway line crossing through a heart.
Mini Heart French Nails
Even small details makes a major difference in a manicure. Try adding small hearts to your next French manicure and how it’s elevated.
I love this “wedding” manicure. It so fits with the seasons with all the glitter embellishments. Plus, it’s super easy to DIY this manicure at home.
Purple x Cobwebs
This manicure is perfect for going out. The metallic cobwebs definitely stand out against the glossy finish of the purple polish.
Aren’t these nails the cutest you’ve ever seen? Small intricate details are what makes nail art nail art. It doesn’t even have to be horribly complicated. Dotting and brush tools are a must however!
Spooky French Nails
Starting with a black French tip, combine it with some linear lines to add an element of style and take up open space. The ghosts are simply adorable and if you’re like me (not a good artist), you can adhere some Halloween decals to finish up the manicure.
Ghostly Red Nails
Celebrate Halloween on your fingertips with this adorable ghost manicure. Again, the color blocking adds pizazz and keeps it looking anything but ordinary.
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