As the Summer wanes and the leaves start changing colors, it’s time to find the perfect inspo for your fall nails!
In this blog post, I’ll share some ideas on how to get the perfect fall nail look, from choosing the perfect autumnal colors to nail art techniques. I’ll also include some of my favorite nail pictures to give you tons of inspiration for your own fall mani!
Why I Love Fall Nails
There’s just something about fall that makes me want to play with different colors and designs on my nails. The changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything put me in the mood to get creative.
Fall nails are the perfect way to transition from summer to winter. I can mix fun, warm tones like oranges and browns with some shimmery grays or silvers. Fall nails also allow me to reflect my mood or personality, whether I’m feeling warm and nostalgic or edgy and bold.
Choosing My Fall Nail Colors
One of the best parts of fall nails is picking the colors. I always take inspiration from nature, so I knew I wanted to use rich browns, deep burgundies, and warm oranges on my nails.
I love starting with a burgundy base, which always looks so elegant and vampy. Then I like to add accents in various shades of orange and brown. I love blending the warm and cool tones together. The burgundy base adds drama, while the orange and brown accents give the mani a cozy twist.
Last year I also became obsessed with a metallic olive green shade for a pop of color, either on all nails or as an accent nail. The metallic sheen adds just the perfect modern, edgy touch to balance out the more traditional fall tones.
In general though, I recommend stocking up on various shades of brown polish, and mixing up matte and glossy finishes, it’s simple and super elegant (don’t believe me? Check out some of the chocolate-inspired manicure below)!
Creating My Fall Nail Designs
In addition to color, I like to play with different nail art and designs for fall. I take inspiration from some of the themes of the season, like falling leaves, plaid, and Halloween motifs (but I’m going to have a whole post specifically about Halloween nails, so stay tuned for that!)
I love to do simple gold leaf designs, mostly just adding flakes before the top coat. Another idea I learned from a friend, I used striping tape to create a grungy black and white plaid pattern that felt punk rock and stylish.
Whatever the design I choose, I love just mixing classic fall motifs like leaves and pumpkins with edgier elements like the plaid design. What about you? What are your favorite designs for your Fall nails?
Now, let’s take a look at some fall nails from the internet that I’m obsessed with:
Fall Nails Inspo Pictures
1. Brown Heart Nail Inspo
The combination of warm brown shades with a touch of shimmer is absolutely perfect for the Fall season. I love how the gorgeous brown hues and cute heart-shaped accents complement the neutral pink base and the almond shape perfectly! 🤎
2. Elegant Pink Crocodile Nail Print With Chrome Studs
These pink crocodile nail prints are a total showstopper! The distinctive crocodile pattern adds a touch of wildness to your nails, while the soft pink hue adds a feminine touch. Add some chrome studs for the accent nails and you have a winner!
3. Stunning Black Gel Nails – Chic and Fashionable for Fall!
You’re rocking a sleek and edgy vibe with these black nails! The rich, velvety black adds a touch of mystery and sophistication. The French-only accent nail with a soft pink base elevates this look IMO!
4. Warm Yellow With White Florals
Perfect for a late Summer/early Fall look, these short almond gel nails feature a super cute shade of warm yellow and white floral nail art.
5. Gold and Sage Green Almond Nails
These almond-shaped nails adorned with lustrous gold exude elegance and sophistication. The sagey green works wonderfully with the gold! On top of that, the soft green, beige and brown of the nail art on the golden accent nails makes this mani super chic! ✨
6. Sophisticated Chocolate Tone-on-Tone French Nails
Indulge in the delectable blend of glossy and matte perfection with this divine chocolate-inspired nail design. Featuring an irresistible matte brown base color with a glossy brown tone-on-tone slim French. I’m in LOVE! 🍫🤎
7. Butterfly-Inspired Nails in Orange and Blue
These adorable butterfly nails pair a neutral orange base with a deep orange and blue butterfly design! 🥰🦋🧡
8. Autumn-Inspired Seductive Brown Nails for Fashionable Minimalists
Imagine a beautiful Autumn day when the leaves are turning shades of rich, deep brown. The combination of these warm hues creates delicate and simple nail art that perfectly captures the essence of Fall. I’m obsessed with the gold foil and brown florals on the accent nail!
9. Sparkling Tortoiseshell Nails
Imagine a vibrant burst of shimmering glitter and the timeless charm of a tortoiseshell design coming together with a thin white swirl. Chic, striking, sparkly. What’s not to love?
10. Trendy Leopard Print French Coffin Nails
Imagine rocking a fierce and trendy look with these stunning leopard print nails. The classic French tip style is given a wild twist, with the brown and black spots mimicking the markings of a majestic leopard. These long coffin nails exude elegance and confidence, perfect for channeling your inner jungle princess.
11. Red Rose Swirl French Nails
These gorgeous red swirl French nails blend the perfect shade of pink for the base with a vibrant shade of red. The natural stiletto medium length adds a touch of sophistication. Get ready to turn heads with these stunning gelx nails that are perfect for the Fall season! ❤️
12. Sweet Chocolate Brown Nails Delight
Indulge yourself in this delectable treat for the eyes! I love these rich and creamy chocolate-colored nails. I love the pointy shape with the alternating brown hues for this scrumptious chocolate-inspired nail art!
13. Vibrant Orange Gel Nail Art
These mountain peak shaped short nails are adorned with the juicy goodness of an orange. The bright citrus fruit seems to radiate a warm, welcoming glow, enticing you to take a bite. The oranges work so well with the neutral pink base color!
14. Brown French Tips Coffin-Shaped Nails
Introducing these adorable Brown Tips! 🤎🐻 I love the hand-painted French design featuring a matte brown color on a neutral matte pink base. Such fabulous brown tips! 💅✨🍂
15. Black Heart Gel Nails: Classic Elegance for Your Manicure
Imagine a stunning nail design that will make your heart skip a beat! Little black hearts beautifully adorn your milk-white nails, effortlessly adding a touch of elegance and chicness to your style! Perfect for any occasion, from weddings to Autumn nights out!
16. Vibrant Orange Late Summer Nails
Bold orange nails for your late Summer / early Fall! The glossy gel polish features a fluorescent orange hue that’s super cute! The accent nails feature orange and white dots on a neutral pink base and make this fresh mani a little more classy 💅🧡🍊
17. Milk and Orange Smiley Nails
Get ready to turn heads with these adorable and vibrant orange nails! 🧡 I love the pop of orange color on the milky base color!
18. Glossy Black Cheetah Print on Matte Black Nails
Matte black nails take center stage in this edgy manicure. The nails are painted in a matte black shade, exuding an air of mysteriousness and style. Adding a touch of playfulness, glossy cheetah animal print designs adorn two nails, introducing a captivating contrast to the overall monochrome vibe. Simple yet creative and oh-so-fashionable! 🖤
19. Bold Emerald Greens: Late Summer Nail 🍀🍃🍏
These short squoval gel nails are simple but so cute! The emerald green gel is perfect for your late Summer escapades and looks so chic with the short nails! Bonus, the green works so well with golden jewelry!
20. Marbled Latte Manicure with Earthy Tones
Step up your nail game with the latest trend – the latte manicure! Picture this: a gorgeous combination of shades that will make your nails look absolutely stunning. We’re talking about Tortie, Turner’s Sunset, Almond, and Brunette – a mix that will give your nails a mesmerizing marbled effect. This color palette is perfect for those who love to keep it natural yet stylish!
21. Chic Red Nail Polish with a Single Coat
Imagine the most stylish manicure you’ve ever seen – it’s beyond chic! With just one coat, this ultra-glamorous and sleek shade of red will make your nails look absolutely flawless! 💅🏻♥️🔥
23. Lilac Glitter Chain Aura Nails
These acrylic nails feature a silvery glitter base color with a dot of lilac and little chain charms. These coffin-shaped nails are so striking!
22. Cozy Fall Nails with Cabernet, Pickle, and Denim Shades
Imagine a mesmerizing mix of autumn colors delicately painted on your nails. The enchanting palette includes a rich cabernet shade, a tangy pickle green, a sleek patent leather black, a timeless denim blue, a spicy dijon yellow, and a delightful girl scout cookie brown. This stunning nail art captures the essence of fall with its earthy and vibrant tones! 🍂🏻🤎
24. Shimmering Crystal Lipgloss Nails for the Ultimate Manicure
I love the subtle pink ombre on these long almond nails! For an extra touch of glamour, the accent nail is adorned with cute crystals delicately placed along the edges, catching glimmers of light as you move!
25. Stunning Fall Deep Red Mani with Rhinestones
Gorgeous shades of red and pink are enhanced by the rhinestones on the index finger. Get your nails ready to be the center of attention with this impeccable Fall-inspired look!
26. Black Heart on Glitter Square Nails
I love the black heart accents on the shimmery base coat for these square nails! 💞🖤
27. Bold Rose Gold Foil French with Droplets
These nails blend the subtle nude hue, rose gold foil, gold droplets and translucent effects to create a mesmerizing look! 💅🏻
28. Peacock-inspired Marble Stiletto Nails with Green, Gold, and Milky Hues
The intricate design combines the rich, emerald green color of Majesty with the pristine purity of Premium White to give a peacock effect! 🦚 These nails are the epitome of sophistication – green, emerald, milky, gold, glossy, marble, shiny on a stiletto shape!
29. Lip Gloss Nails With Gold Foil
Get ready to rock some stunning soft lip gloss gel nails with a fancy touch of sparkly gold! 💅💋
30. Late Summer Nails with Orange Flowers
These short almond nails feature a neutral base color with some cute and whimsical flowers in different shades of orange and red! Perfect for your late summer mani!
31. Chocolate Swirl Glitter Nails
Indulge in this scrumptious chocolate delight! These stunning brown nails are perfect for the autumn season, adding a cozy touch to your nail game. I love the glittery brown base with the solid brown swirls on top! 🤎🍫
32. Blueberry Milk Nails with Cute Flowers
Get ready to dazzle with these stunning nails! The sparkly blue/purple base color works so well with the dainty little flower nail art!
33. Tortoiseshell Accent Pink Gel Nails
Chic and refined, these short almond nails feature a pale pink (almost lip gloss like) base color and subtle tortoiseshell accents at the base of the nails! So cool!
34. Green Matcha Swirl Latte Nails
Get ready to be mesmerized by these matcha swirls! 🍵💚 Imagine the fascinating blend of colors that takes place when the rich, vibrant matcha is poured into a luscious bed of milk for a matcha latte. These creative nails use the green swirls as French tips to great effect!
35. Elegant Gatsby-inspired Nail Art with Peppermint Twist
Imagine being transported back to the glamorous era of the 1920s with this stunning nail art. The base color, a playful pink, sets the stage for a French manicure with a twist, featuring delicate freehand details. The black gel paint adds a touch of artistry, while the peppermint gel color brings a refreshing pop. Butterfly nails anyone? 🦋💅
36. Autumn Harvest: Henna and Amber Glass Nails with Flakie Polish
Step into the warm, cozy world of autumn with this stunning nail art! Inspired by a beautiful leaf pond manicure, this design embraces the season’s earthy vibes. The henna shade used adds a touch of darkness, perfectly contrasting with the warm amber glass tones. To complete the look, a mattified flakie polish was chosen, creating a mesmerizing effect. The perfect Fall manicure! 🍂
37. Sparkling Metallic Watch-Inspired Nails
These cute neutral and pink nails are bejeweled with golden chains and pieces reminiscent of an old-timey fancy watch! ⚜️
38. Dipped Gold Velvet: Fall Metallic French Nails
Prepare to shine this Fall season with the dazzling trend of metallics! Feast your eyes on this magnificent nail art, resembling luxurious velvet dipped in molten gold. Champagne and rosé hues for this amazing Fall manicure!
39. Cocoa Swirls Nail Art
Step into chocolatey bliss with these delicious cocoa swirl nails. This mesmerizing swirl design is sure to be a showstopper, with its intricate patterns resembling delectable chocolate art. Who wants some Nutella? 😋
40. Glossy Lipgloss Short Pink Nails 💋
I love the sheer and minimalistic look of these lipgloss nails, giving off a high-shine finish that screams sophistication. These short squoval nails are clean, shiny, and absolutely gorgeous! Lipgloss nails are my new go-to style! 😍💅✨
41. Dainty Daisy and Yellow Swirl
Get ready to bloom with these Dainty Daisy nails! Delicate and feminine, these nails feature a soft pink base, cute floral accents, and a soft yellow swirl. Pair them with a flowy dress or your favorite denim shorts and get ready to turn heads with your stylish and trendy manicure!
42. Matte Nude Nails with Hand-Painted Daisies
These short rounded nails feature a sophisticated and subtle matte nude shade for the base color with delicately hand-painted daisies. I especially love the subtle black details on the flowers! So cute! 🌼
43. Flaky Earthy Fall Vibes 💅🍂🍁
I love the warm colors that remind me of fall leaves 🍂🍁. These dip powder nails feature multicolor flakes for a whimsical Fall mani!
44. Stunning Prom Nails with a Touch of Sparkle
This set of nails is a glamorous masterpiece, with intricate nail art that is sure to turn heads. These caviar nails are full of bedazzled accents bringing the perfect amount of sparkle. The coffin shape is trendy and sophisticated, adding a touch of edginess!
45. Fall-ready Tortoise Shell Nails With Gold Leaf
Step into fall with these trendy tortoise nails! The pattern resembles the unique and stylish tortoise shell patterns, giving you a chic and fashionable look for the season. To finish of the look, subtle gold leaf flakes are added on top to catch the light and give you a bit of extra sparkle! Gorgeous! ✨
46. Chrome Lavender Dreams Nails
These shiny and elegant lavender nails are metallic, chic and totally stunning!
47. Subtle Oyster Velvet: The Perfect Holiday Nails
Imagine stepping into a winter wonderland with nails that are pure elegance. Feast your eyes on the subtle shine of this oyster velvet creation. This amazing hue, reminiscent of a delicate oyster’s inner beauty, is perfect for your Fall!
48. Chocolate Brown Swirl Manicure: Neutral Tones for Fall 🤎
Gorgeous brown manicures are all the rage lately! Can you blame them? These neutral hues are undeniably chic and perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to any look! 🤭🤎
49. Elegant Coffee Tone Long Square Nails
These brown nails are inspired by coffee! The nude shade base features matte textured nail art on a glossy brown French. Timelessly chic! 🤎
50. Matte Red Wine Almond Nails with Golden Studs
With a soft almond shape, these nails exude sophistication and class. The matte finish adds a touch of understated elegance, while the gold embellishments and studded details bring a hint of edgy glam. Perfect for the fall season! 🌟🍷✨
51. Enchanting Earth Tones Fairy Nails
Imagine stepping into a whimsical garden filled with enchanting colors and ethereal beauty. Shades of green, brown, and sparkle intertwine in this multi-layered Fall manicure! ✨💚🤎
52. Earth-Toned Abstract Swirl Almond Nails
Step into fall with these stunning almond-shaped acrylic nails. The rich, warm brown color adds a touch of sophistication, while the abstract swirl art design creates a unique and playful look. Embrace the Fall season with this chic nail inspo!
53. Fall-Inspired Matte Brown Short Nails
There’s something about a smooth matte finish that adds an extra edge to any color, especially during the fall season. Pick five shades of matte brown hues and get ready for the Fall season!
54. Fall Vibes: Gorgeous Handpainted Autumn-inspired Nail Art
Get ready to embrace the cozy vibes of fall with this stunning nail art! 🍂🍁 The rich colors of autumn are beautifully captured in this design, featuring warm hues of burgundy, burnt orange, and deep brown. Intricate leaf patterns and delicate accents add a touch of whimsy, giving your nails a truly unique and seasonal look. Perfect for sipping pumpkin spice lattes and snuggling up in your favorite oversized sweater, these fall-inspired nails will have you ready to embrace the changing leaves and cooler temperatures in style. 🍁🍂
55. Yellow Buzzworthy Birthday Nails
These nails serve the ultimate autumn vibes with their buzzing yellow shade, aptly named Buzz-worthy Bash 🐝💛 It’s like a burst of sunshine on your fingertips, perfect for transitioning into the Fall season with style! 💫🎊💅🏻
56. Berrylicious Purple Swirls on Squoval Nails
I love this vibrant berry purple two-tone manicure. The eye-catching ribbon swirls are created using a matte topcoat! 💜
57. Tortie Nails: Tortoiseshell French Long Almond Nails
Picture this: You’re rocking a killer minimalist tortoiseshell set, totally inspired by your favorite pair of sunnies that hug your low bridge oh-so-perfectly. The Tortoiseshell heart-shaped French adds a touch of edgy sophistication to the soft pink base on these striking long almond nails! 💁🏻♀️💅🏼
58. Fall-Themed Nail Inspo: Snoopy Nails
Imagine yourself surrounded by the vibrant colors of autumn, with leaves in hues of red, orange, and gold carpeting the ground. These Fall nails, with their cute Snoopy accents, instantly evoke cozy nights by the fire, sipping on pumpkin spice latte, and embracing the upcoming season with undeniable style! 🍁🍂
59. Thanksgiving Nail Inspiration with Lights Lacquer 🍂🦃
Immerse yourself in the cozy, autumnal vibes of this Thanksgiving-themed nail art. The warm-toned shades perfectly capture the essence of this season. These stunning nail designs feature a blend of earthy hues and intricate patterns that kinda remind me of Burberry! 🤎🍂🦃
60. Delicious Chocolate-Inspired Nail Art
These delectable treats are almost too tempting to resist! With their rich, chocolatey hues, they look good enough to eat. The glossy hand-painted chocolate art pops off the matte brown base on these striking long almond Fall nails! 🍫🤎💅