From the colorful leaves to the hazy, grey skies, we love fall and all of the magic that surrounds the season. And this time of year is best utilized throughout all of our days. From our clothes to our food … to our nails, there’s something to take inspiration from at every corner of autumn. These 15 nail art ideas – in particular – will have you swooning. Take a peek!
1. Black Marble
How about taking the marble trend to the next level with these gorgeous nails. Hop on over and watch this YouTube video to learn how to recreate these yourself. They’re sexy, sultry and incredibly unique too – without being over-the-top or fussy.
2. Chocolate Stained Glass Windows
Chocolate browns are always a solid choice for fall beauty and fashion. PSHIIIT took that tone and created something a bit more innovative. This stained glass window design is intricate and perfect for those trying to stretch their skills.
3. Spooky Splatter
If you’re looking for a Halloween-inspired look, then visit Chalkboard Nails for this innovative idea. A splattered-festive design can be a great way to pay homage to the holiday or just show your love for all of the festivities. Whether you’re going as a witch or a vamp, this season can be topped off with a bit of abstract, “spooky” nail art.
4. Gilded Leaf
A simple, gilded leaf won’t be too hard to recreate, you just need a little bit of help from Julep to learn how! We love how the cranberry and gold glitter contrast so beautifully and evoke the sense of the season. Sometimes an accent is really all you need.
5. Orange Cream
If you’re looking for a simple manicure to become inspired by, why not go with a richer tone for autumn? Lacquer Lockdown showed us how orange cream looks on a set of nails and we fell in love. It’s bold, it’s crisp and it’s still really versatile for the season.
6. Sparkle Lattice
I Feel Polished! used some tape to get their design to come to life! We love how the glitter peeks out from the orange. It’s full of surprise and youthful spirit. But the tones pay homage to the fall months, it’s a great blend of festivity.
7. Wild Berries
We’ve also fallen for these “wild berry” digits found on BYOU. These colors are perfect for those crisper months and the abstract, accent nail design reminds us of all of those colorful leaves we’ll see falling off the tree. Hop on over now for more inspiration.
8. Dark Foliage
Kiss went with foliage as well, but this time with a darker foundation. There’s a bit of gold leafing here as well with a pop of watercolor-inspired leaves in the middle. It’s definitely a work of art and we love every inch of it.
9. Black & Blue
Black and blue is a classic combination too. And over at Your Nail Salon we found these black and blue French tips that could easily become a staple style that every woman can wear and rock. Fitting for work or school, this is a pretty mani that we should all learn and keep in our back pockets.
10. Jewel Tones
Jewel tones with jeweled accents could be a fun route to take. Just visit Love Maegan for all of the details you need to get started. The combinations of colors here is really perfect: emerald, plum, cherry, navy and a deep, dark maroon.
11. Metallic Chevron
So Nailicious knows that metallic and neutrals work year round as well. And this chevron design is a beautiful way to accent your school gear or updated, fall wardrobe for work. Either way, you just need a little bit of tape to make this design come alive.
12. Little Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a no-brainer when it comes to charming nail designs. You just have to learn how to recreate them on your digits. Find inspiration in these charming tiny gourds over at Girls Nail Art.
Fall is also back-to-school season, so this design from Julep fell right in line with the theme. Pay homage to the new semester with a set of nails that resemble some of your notebook papers. You can always add a special letter or two to personalize.
14. Gradient Leaves
Here’s another leafy look we’re loving. Follow along on YouTube and watch how to design your own set of gradient leaf nails. They’re vibrant, bold and full of autumnal festivity!
15. Dark Crystal
Finally, Good Housekeeping leaves us off with these sexy, dark crystal nails. Whether they’re in the spirit of Halloween or a way for you to express yourself and your love of cranberry tones, this is definitely a fun and unique look to try to recreate and rock. And we love it – and it would look just as good on shorter nails as well!