25 Matte Nail Designs You’ll Want to Copy this Fall

Fall is here, and you know what that means – matte nails are making their comeback! Nail art lovers will be glad to know that the trend is still around for the coming season. It’s all about matte finish right now. A glossy painted nails are so last year.

So, have to achieve the matte finish? You have two options: The first is to buy a matte top coat. The product will instantly transform any glossy shade in your collection to a matte finish. Your other option is to buy an already matte nail polish.

No fall outfit is complete without a matte manicure, so make sure to copy at least some of these amazing 25 nail designs!

1. Chevron Accent Nail

This look is bold, easy to do and looks absolutely stunning. The nude nail polish is Laura G’s “Fifth Avenue”. Cheat your way to a neat chevron accent nail with a pre-made vinyl stickers. This trick will save you time and nerves.

2. Long, Burgundy Matte Nails

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Nothing says “fall” quite like dark matte nails. As you can see, you don’t always need to apply rhinestones, studs or other nail embellishments for an amazing manicure. Simple is better sometimes.

Products used: Sally Hansen’s xtreme wear nail polish in shade “Pep-Plum” & matte top coat.

3. Army Green Matte + Rhinestones

This simple yet eye-catching nail design will have everyone asking where you got your nails done. The army green shade looks stunning when coupled with sparkly silver and gold rhinestones.

4. Dark Purple Matte

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One of the best ways to accent your fall outfit is with a bold but feminine manicure. Matte finish gives such a unique and glamorous look to the nails.

5. Black & Red Design

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Feeling sexy and fierce? Give this look a try! Keep things simple and classic with a few tastefully placed rhinestones. The best part? You don’t have to go to a nail salon to get this stunning look.

6. Leopard Print Accent Nail

Leopard print is a fun way to accent a single nail. The plum nail polish used in this look is absolutely stunning and complements the leopard print very well, right? We love everything about this look!

Products used: Essie “In the Lobby”, OPI “My Vampire is Buff”, Floss Gloss “Black Holy” and OPI “Matte Top Coat”.

7. Cut-Out Triangle Nails

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If you’re looking for a new and totally “unboring” way to wear your favorite black nail polish, this look might be for you! Start off with a base coat, and let it dry. Using a black nail striper, draw a triangle. Fill the shape in with a black nail polish. Let it dry and finish with a matte top coat.

Don’t have steady hands? Rip off a piece of scotch tape, cut out a little triangle, and carefully place it at the base of your nail. Repeat on the other nails. Then apply a coat of a black nail polish and peel away the tape. Finish with a matte top coat.

8. Gold Sequin Gradient

Sparkles + matte finish = instant glam. This would be perfect for holidays! Products used: Essie “Wicked”,Nicole by OPI “Lips are Dripping Honey” and OPI “Matte Top Coat”.

9. Grey Matte Nails

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This look is so easy to do and looks amazing. Start by applying two coats of your favorite grey nail polish. We recommend OPI in shade “Embrace the Gray”. While the grey nail polish dries, accent a single nail with some gold studs. Finish with a matte top coat. Voilà! A simple yet eye-catching nail design.

10. Dark Blue Matte Nails + Glitter Accent Nail

Minimal yet stylish nail art is our favorite. The look is super easy to DIY. Products used: China Glaze “Calypso Blue” + Sally Hansen “Big Matte Top Coat”.

11. Black Matte Nails with Glossy Tips



We don’t know about you, but we are over that traditional French tip manicure with a harsh white line and flesh-toned base. We want something edgy and cool. Luckily, recently we stumbled across this simple but definitely badass twist on a classic French tip. The look is super easy to recreate and looks great on short nails, too!

12. Burgundy Matte Coffin Nails

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Make a burgundy mani pop with a touch of black. Matte finish gives coffin nails a modern and elegant look. This look is definitely on our list of looks to copy this fall.

13. Matte + Gold Design

One of the hottest accessories for fall 2015 are: cool, well-kept and eye-catching nails. Give your nails an injection of ‘va va voom’ by adorning a single nail with some gold rhinestones. The lace effect was created using a nail stamping technique. Products used: Laura G “Madrid” + matte top coat.

14. Black & Burgundy Ombre

Pair two big nail trends together – ombre effect and matte finish – to get this jaw-dropping look. You will need: a base coat, black polish, burgundy polish, makeup sponge and a matte top coat. Apply a generous amount of burgundy nail polish onto the sponge. Apply the black nail polish in the same way, but make sure it slightly overlaps the burgundy shade. Press the sponge on the nail. Repeat the step for each nail. Finish the look with a matte top coat.

15. Black Matte Nails + Gold Studs

These black and gold nails are super-chic and easy to do. Tip: a manicure looks better when nail embellishments are applied to a couple of nails instead of all five. Too many nail embellishments can shift the effect from cool to tacky.

16. Matte Mauve Nails

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Dress up your nails with some bling! If you would like to have nails like these, all you have to do is apply two coats of a mauve nail polish, let it dry and top it with a matte top coat. Then carefully and tastefully place Swarovski rhinestones on your nails. Why Swarovski? Trust us, no rhinestone can replace the sparkle of a Swarovski crystal.

Products used: Orly “Mauve Crème”, matte top coat, and Swarovski rhinestones.

17. Grey + Nude Nails

Who knew grey and nude would go so well together? This design works well on any shape of nail, plus it’s super simple to do. Products used: Nina Ultra Pro in shades “Smoke ‘n’ Mirrors” and “Beige a Vu” + Sally Hansen “Big Matte Top Coat”

18. Black & Dark Purple Matte Nails

This design will add an instant edginess to your fall look. Products used: Zoya “Dahlia”, ella+mila “Little Plum Dress” & “Matte Topcoat”.

19. Rhinestone Accent Nail

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Transform your simple matte nails to a jaw-dropping manicure with a few rhinestones on your pinkie nail. The look is bold and strong with a sparkly touch of elegance.

20. Black Matte Stiletto Nails



Unleash your inner witch with these super-long, and super-black stiletto nails. A matte top coat can add a more interesting look to a ‘boring’ black nail polish.

21. Black & Red + Gold Details

Give each nail a different look, and go wild with colors and decorations for a perfect statement mani.

22. Dark Red Matte Nails

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Create a stunning at-home manicure with a black and burgundy nail polishes, white acrylic paint and some deep red rhinestones.

23. Dark Red + Nude Nails

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Fall nail art is all about dark shades, matte finish and simple designs, which is why this manicure makes for a perfect go-to look in the cooler months. Products used: Essie “Urban Jungle”, “Good as Gold”, “Meet Me in the Lobby”, and “Matte About You”.

24. Black Matte + Gold Glitter Nails

A stripe of gold glitter adds an instant touch of glam without overpowering. The sparkly gold makes the matte black stand out even more. The look is perfect for holiday season.

25. Black Matte Coffin Nails



These simple but eye-catching coffin nails go with any outfit no matter the occasion. Black nail polish with a matte finish is a must-have for nail art lovers.

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