35 Cool Nail Designs to Try This Fall

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Summer is going by so fast, but part of us is looking forward to all those little things that come with the autumn season: crunchy leaves, cozy sweaters, leather jackets, steamy beverages, and of course, pumpkin-flavored everything.

When it comes to nail trends, fall is all about going dark and bold. Darker shades of brown, green, purple, and red are popular choices for fall nail art. September 23 is almost here, so it’s time to swap out our bright, summery nail colors for moodier ones. Our list will give you plenty of chic nail design ideas. Enjoy!

Cool Nail Designs for Fall

1. Dark Background + Colorful Leaves

Fall Nail Design for Short Nails

Source: @just1nail

This nail design makes us excited to see summer go!

2. Glitter Gradient Design

Update a boring nude base with a sparkly gradient effect. The glitter nail polish is SinfulColors in “Pumpkin Spice”. The shade is very similar to China Glaze’s “Electrify”.

3. Copper Glitter Design

Products used: SinfulColors “Black on Black”, Julep “Jane” and Sally Hansen “Invisible”.

4. Glitter & Leaves

Glitter and Leaves Fall Nails

Source: @narmai

It’s time to say bye-bye to your favorite summer hues! Products used: Picture Polish “Malt Teaser” and China Glaze “I’m not Lion”. Use acrylic paint for leaves.

5. Gradient Nail Design

The neutral base is Loaded Lacquer in “No Shirt”, the leaves were created using acrylic paint and topped with Seche Vite’s dry fast top coat. The gradient effect is topped with China Glaze’s “Golden Enchantment”.

6. Pumpkin Accent Nail

Pumpkin Accent Nail

Source: @just1nail

To get the look, apply one coat of China Glaze’s “Zombie Zest”, then draw a pumpkin on your accent nail using acrylic paints.

7. Acorn Nail Design

There is no fall without acorns. The base nail polish is Revlon Parfumerie “Balsam Fir”. The best part? It has an irresistible scent!

8. Colorful Leaves + White Background

Colorful Leaves Nail Art Design

Source: @ane_li

Use a nail art brush and acrylic paint for leaves. The base nail polish is Essie in “Sand Tropez”. Finish the look with OPI’s matte top coat.

9. Sunflower Nail Design

Products used: OPI “Over the Taupe” (thumb and ring finger), OPI “Black Cherry Chutney” (index and pinkie finger) and China Glaze “I Herd That” (middle finger).

10. Sequins + Fall Tree

Pair a sparkly base with an autumn tree for an ultimate fall nail design. The base nail polish is Essie in “Hors d’Oeuvres”. 

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