Fall is in full swing, and that means it’s time to fully embrace the season. The holidays are rapidly approaching, but there’s still plenty of this autumn left to enjoy — and what better way to do so than with autumn nail art? From intricate leaf patterns to designs inspired by the texture of a cozy sweater, there are so many festive designs on Instagram (and beyond) to inspire your next trip to the salon.
Here, discover some of the best autumn nail art to get you in the fall spirit and gear up for the winter ahead.
Autumn nail art inspiration:
First, there was the French manicure, and then came the trendy American manicure — which is essentially just an ombre look that blends the white tip into the light pink base color.
This textured design is almost as cozy as a real-life cardigan. If a full set of sweater nails is too over-the-top for your taste, play with one or two accent nails paired with a solid color.
This subtle leaf print on orange nails is just about as autumnal as it gets.
Half Matte, Half Glossy
Can’t decide between matte or glossy nails? Don’t bother choosing and instead opt for this chic half and half look.
Combining classic designs (like cheetah print) with an autumnal shade of olive green is a fun way to mix up your fall mani.
Orange & Red Swirls
Swirls are one of the hottest nail art designs, and these orange, red, and neutral tones take the trend into fall.
Evoke the feeling of a warm, cozy flannel with these fun plaid nails.
The warm, caramel-y tones of tortoiseshell nails make it an ideal fall-into-winter manicure.
Funky French Nails
Step up your French manicure game with this swirly version featuring fall-friendly jewel tones — and some subtle sparkle.
Chocolate brown has been an ultra-trendy color as of late, so why not incorporate it into your nail art? this simple, solid look with a French manicured accent nail is stunning.
Experiment with decals or nail stamping with this fall foliage-inspired manicure.
Abstract Fall Colors
The rich colors in this autumn nail art are so eye-catching yet minimal.
There’s nothing more autumnal and cozy than gold sparkles.
Black nail polish never goes out of style, but something about it in the fall and winter is extra satisfying. This simple, abstract mani is a great way to try out to the trend.
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