Call us crazy, but we love fun seasonal nail art so much that we’re absolutely the friend in the group who changes our nails every week, just to make sure we can fit as many themed and relevant holiday manicures into the month as possible. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new tutorials and have been keeping our eyes peeled for fall nail art inspiration lately!
Just in case you love the idea of giving yourself a few cute fall themed manicures this autumn just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the cutest ideas we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. Thanksgiving inspired manicure
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, harvest, or neither of those things and you really just like pumpkins and fall colours, here’s a cute idea that’s quite simple to do! Check out how Sasha’s World TV made this design with some careful dotting and outlining.
2. Glitter and black stripes fall leaf nails
We love this manicure idea because it’s easily recognizable as fall leaves, but it’s also incredibly simple to paint. All you need is an orange background (we love the sparkles but you could do a solid colour if you prefer) and some black to make the strokes that look like the stem and branches of each leaf. See the idea in more detail on Misch’s Beauty Blog.
3. Deep jewel tones with gold accents
There’s always just been something about deep jewel tones and gold accents, together or separate, that reminds us of fall. We’re sure you can imagine, then, just how excited we were when we found this wonderful combination of the two featuring all different colours! See how simply this design can be done on Love Maegan.
4. Simple spooky nails
Do you actually work in an office where you’re allowed to have nail designs but they’re supposed to be pretty subtle, so you’re looking for an easy pattern and preferably a spooky one since Halloween is your favourite part of fall? Then we think you’ll get along very well indeed with these awesome peeking eyeballs on a black background, just like Blanket Print Nails did!
5. Nude and neon French tips
We love a good nude nail in the fall because with enjoy how the skin toned neutral really complements all the neutrals in the autumn environment and fall fashion around us, but we’re also colourful people who just can’t help adding a pop of bright tone whenever we can. That’s why we adored this nude and neon French tip idea featured step by step on Lulu’s so much!
6. Fall ombre tree silhouette nails
Are you actually quite experiences in painting nail designs or careful hand painted art, so you’re looking for something that’s a bit more detailed in order to challenge yourself? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Cosmopolitan made an intense looking autumn sky in an orange ombre and then carefully painted the silhouette of a bare tree on the surface.
7. Fall feathered manicure
Have you always adored manicure techniques that are a little more unique and that add some kind of texture or novelty to the look? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Makeup.com made a fall feathered manicure by sealing actual feathers onto the surface of their mails! We think you’ll be pleased to see how secretly easy the look really is.
8. Minimalist nude and metallic mani
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the simply beauty of fall nudes and neutrals but you can’t help wanting to add just a touch of sparkle? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Popsugar used a solid nude and a matching shimmer to complement each other, adding visual interest by meeting the two at a jaunty angle.
9. Two toned taped mani
Perhaps you really loved the basic concept of what you saw above but you’d much prefer to paint your nails in some kind of deep fall shade that still has tones of your favourite summer colours, rather than sticking to nudes? In that case, we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Oooh Shinies created a similar contrast in a deep eggplant purple, balancing matte finish with gloss polish rather than gloss with shimmer.
10. Flat matte burgundy nails with gold dot accents
Speaking of matte polish and deep tones, burgundy just might be our very favourite colour to wear in fashion, accessories, and makeup the moment fall has arrived! That’s why we adored this idea from Popsugar for solid matte burgundy nails with adorable little dotted gold accents, similar to the ones you saw earlier on the list but slightly more delicate.
11. Harvest French tips
Are you still thinking about how much you actually enjoyed the basic concept of the neon and nude manicure we showed you earlier on our list but you just can’t shake the feeling that the neon tips look a little too summery for you? Then we’d suggest trying something like this harvest manicure from Harper’s Bazaar that sticks to just oranges instead!
12. Cute pumpkin nails
Are you feeling pretty intrigued by all these nude and orange combinations because you like how the colours look together, but you can’t help thinking that the tips just remind you of pumpkins? Then maybe you’d be better off with a tutorial like this one from One Nail to Rule Them All that actually shows you how to turn those tips… into pumpkins!
13. Fall leaf branches
We’ve talked a little about fall leaves and we showed you a design that looks like bare branches, but what if you were actually picturing something that put the two in one place? Then we’d like to point your attention to this awesome design and tutorial from Love for Nail Polish that shows you how to paint a branch of fall leaves right on your nails’ surfaces.
14. Minty fall leaves
Are you quite a big fan of the fall leaves idea but you think maybe you’d rather combine your leaf tones with some kind of slightly more unique colour, just to create a contrast that grabs your attention more? Then we have a feeling you’ll appreciate this awesome minty leaves design and tutorial outlined step by step by Robin Moses Nail Art a little more.
15. Mix and Match fall design
Well, we know we actually just showed you a fall nail design by Robin Moses Nail Art, but we came across this alternative fall design in the process and we just loved it so much that we couldn’t resist including it as well! We love the way they created awesome graphic patterns by painting all kinds of shapes in fall and harvest colours.