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Are you looking for some pretty fall nail designs and warm fall nail colors to change your nail designs to match the fashion for the season?
Fall is a season of transformation, where everything around you feels and becomes different.
From the smell of sweet pumpkin lattes to cozy knitted sweaters, high boots fashion, brown leaves, cooler weather, and most importantly, nude and brown color nails making grand entrance again – you can agree it’s an exciting season.
And what’s more exciting for an obsessed nail lover like me is that it’s time to transform your manicure to match your fall fashion.
It’s the perfect opportunity to experiment, transform, and up your manicure game with new fall nail colors and designs that complement the season.
Think about pairing your fall fashion, like nude to oversize brown sweaters, high boots, and sneakers, with your stunning rich tones to muted neutrals autumn nails. (It’s giving classy vibes, and we’re here for it).
Perhaps you’ve been scrolling endlessly on Instagram and Pinterest looking for a pretty fall nail design and cute fall nails, so you can take to your manicurist and up your September nails game.
You’re in luck because we’re exploring the prettiest fall nail ideas you can try out this season.
From the popular negative space fall nail ideas that involve creating a minimalist look by leaving part of your nails unpainted to the classic French tip nails with muted colors, brown coffin nails, and green swirls.
You can add a touch of sophistication to your look with Jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, or amethyst purple.
Whether you want to go with simple, classic fall nail colors or want to experiment and mix and match other fall nail designs, we’ve got something for you.
Cute Fall Nail Designs
1. Marble Fall Nail Design
Yellow is such an underestimated Fall color. It’s light, fun, and tends to match well with layered fits that you’re sure to be wearing more of as temperatures start to drop.
The key to achieving these nails is to add a drop of yellow and black polish to water instead of pouring in too much, allowing some of the natural nails to shine through.
Be sure to stick to the oval shape for an elegant yet dramatic edge that’s right on trend now.
2. Sugar Cookie Effect Nails
It’s not often that we see long square nails, but when we do, we’re always happy about it. Even though they’re rare, they always look artful and gorgeous, especially when plenty of shades are used across the nail.
This manicure is matte, which adds an extra elegant element to the nail, with a few abstract white lines drawn throughout. In other words, it’s absolutely gorgeous.
3. Red Wine Fall Nails
These are the richest, most sumptuous nails I’ve ever seen. They look like money and definitely fit in with the quiet wealth trend that’s everywhere right now.
To achieve them, I’d definitely lean toward a burgundy nail polish.
And, of course, the accent nail is a must, allowing some of the natural nails to peek through, but be sure to cover every inch of the nail in glossy, clear polish to let the beauty of the manicure shine through.
4. Green SZN Nails
Effortlessly pretty, delicately feminine, and making the most of the end of the flowery season, these nails are going right to the top of my must-try Fall manicures list.
I’m obsessed, along with everyone else this year, with olive green polish.
Add in the pastel blues and whites, and these nails have a cute rustic touch that’s almost cartoonish-chic.
5. Fall French Nails
The oval, almost stiletto shape of these nails is key, allowing the long-sided tips to fall dramatically, framing the natural nail.
Two of the nails have nature-inspired swirls, which may seem complicated to replicate but are really as simple as taking a toothpick and dipping it into nail polish before carefully drawing the sensational sloping swirls on.
6. Swirly Fall Nail Tips with Golden touch
These nails are utterly breath-taking, opulent, stunning, and even though plenty more adjectives come to mind, I’d be typing them out forever, so I’ll just finish by saying that I’m obsessed.
I adore the sharp lines of the long nails, narrowing into a coffin shape that’s covered in light and shark shades of green alongside a stylish slick of glitter polish that’s interspersed by a striking white.
My favorite part is that they’re not too loud, and I also use the natural nail to ground the look.
7. Croc Fall Nails With Pearls
There’s plenty of attitude with these nails that make use of animal print and rich, warm colors that bring the heat as temperatures drop outside.
I have to mention the diamond nail art, which really gives the look more edge, without being overly blingy.
Plus, the base cover is milky blush, which has the effect of cleaning up the look and making way for the colors we see on the tip.
8. Fall Flowers Nail Design
Not keen to lean into the multi-colored florals of spring, Fall nails tend to put a more muted twist on flowers.
Here, we see that tendency perfected with brown and orange flowers alongside fully colored nails and a single tip.
The look is just the perfect amount of complicated without veering into messy and is also just understated enough to be an all-day, all-occasion Fall nail idea.
9. Chocolate French Fall Nail Design
These nails have literally taken my breath away. I could stare at them all day long like the abstract works of art that they are.
The two shades clash and contrast as much as they complement one another, making for an almost optical illusion manicure.
There’s a certain acrylic look to the nails, which can be achieved by applying two coats of glossy overcoat.
10. Almond Tortoise Shell Nails
Tortoiseshell nails are huge this year and have been toned down to suit the more neutral and natural colors of Fall.
This manicure has an Amber shade written all over it, creating a warm and rich effect that’s only enhanced by the swirls of black we see throughout.
To really bring life to this look, I recommend you bring it to your nail tech; however, if you’d like to put your watercolor abilities to the test, then this is the perfect look to try.
11. Brown Fall Nails with Gold Swirls
If you’re already looking forward to Christmas, then these festive nails are ideal for you.
There’s no denying that the sparkly swirl adds a Winter-time aura, and the pointed oval, or stiletto, shape adds that dramatic, snowy appeal.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the most chocolatey shade you can find if you really want to perfect this elegant look.
12. Green Fall Nail Designs
Short and square nails are no problem when it comes to Fall designs. In fact, these compact nails tend to fare better when it comes to this season’s shades, designs, and trends.
Here, we see the perfect example of that, with a soft green and white being used to lighten the manicure while still keeping things fun and light.
13. Aquela Fall Floral Nails
Maybe it’s the diamonds, or perhaps it’s the small white dots mimicking pollen or even the fabulous florals, but there’s something so magical about this set of nails that just hits me in the heart.
I definitely have a soft spot for this Fall manicure idea and will definitely be trying it out this year.
14. Swirly Green Swirls for Fall
These days, abstract nails are in, which means that you don’t have to stick to full-colored nails or even stay within the lines.
Feel free to get creative with this look after you apply the milky blush base, of course.
15. Cozy Season Nails
These nails look incredibly warm, cozy, and inviting with their woolen effect that actually looks woven together.
As if that wasn’t enough, the bright colors are so fun and eye-catching that I think these may be some of the most unique nails I’ve ever seen.
16. Fall Skittles with Floral Touch
I love manicures that perfectly portray the season they’re designed for.
Here, we have vibrant flowers mixed with yellow and green swirls, evoking all of that natural goodness we see around this time of year while also looking downright adorable and incredibly charming.
17. Fall Nail Colors Design
If you plan on wearing plenty of rings this Fall, I can’t recommend this subtle manicure enough.
The gentle swirls and soft colors are incredibly sophisticated, and the minimalist effect means that you can go a little wild with accessories if you wish.
18. Nude Leo Print
Gradient nails have really evolved over the years.
We’ve moved from monochrome complementing shades to contrasting, and now the next step is naturally animal print.
So, get ahead of the trend this year by trying out these fabulously fun nails that make the best of Fall shades.
19. Starbucks Coffee Fall Nails
Every time I think I can’t be any more impressed or in love with swirls, they always outdo themselves. I love how animated and loud these swirls look.
The vibrant colors almost leap off the nails, and I just adore how the swirls aren’t too sharp or angled, instead evoking a natural funky flow that’s simply to die for.
20. Green and Brown Fall Nail Swirls
These nails are pure royalty and look like they’ve been enchanted by a beautiful spell.
I just can’t get over how delicate and feminine the swirls are while bringing the neutrals of Fall to life.
21. Reversed Heart Shape Fall Nail Design
Reversed nails are all in this year, and for good reason. They’re intriguing, fun, and often elegant, just like above.
I recommend you stick to oval or pointed nails to achieve this look, and be sure to apply one base color for the nail and another for the heart to achieve that contrasting look.
22. Wine Fall Nail Colors
Rich reds and warm burgundies add some coziness to Fall, which is why I’m such a huge fan of these heart-warming nails that are easy to achieve and can even see you through to the Winter season in style.
23. Nude Creamy Swirly Nails
This manicure is the stuff Instagram dreams are made of. The creamy shades mixed with neutrals are just so cosmopolitan and sophisticated.
If you really want haute couture nails this Fall without the effort, these are the gorgeous nails for you.
24. Wavy Camo Tips
These nails manage to combine groovy with chic, with a sprinkling of elegance on top. I love the gentle camo pattern that’s made with strong shades but softened with wavy lines.
I recommend you stick to stiletto or long square nails to really get the best out of this gorgeous manicure.
25. Smiley Chocolate Matte Nails
It’s not noticeable at a quick glance, but these nails are gorgeously gradient, with each shade complementing the next instead of the classic contrast we’re more used to seeing.
However, the star of the show here are the smiley faces, which really bring life to this neutral Fall Nails idea.
26. Kaki Green Fall Nail Designs
If you love Fall greens but don’t want to stick to monochrome nails, swirls are on your side.
You can get playful with a strong color like khaki without risking messy-looking swirls or blotches. Just be sure to let as much of the natural nail show as the painted part.
27. All Neutrals for Fall
Your friends will be all over this manicure thanks to its adorably delicate art and whimsical designs.
To really perfect the nails, opt for a semi-translucent milky or blush base before getting started on the nail art.
Then, add a glossy clear coat on top to really elevate that glossy appeal.
28. Fall Brown Layered Heart Nails
Art-pop and cartoonish nails have been having a moment. They’re heart-warming, charming, cool, and downright adorable.
These funkadelic nails are no different and are definitely going on my must-try manicure list this Fall.
29. Glittery Autumn Nails
Around Fall time, nails start getting a little more sparkly, and I’m always here for it.
I love that it adds something extra without going overboard; plus, the glitter passes the fall-to-winter threshold effortlessly, meaning you won’t have to change your nails as often.
30. Long Side French Fall Nails
Abstract or experimental French tips have been hitting it big this year, and you can probably see why from above.
They’re loud yet minimalistic, glamorous yet elegant; they really have it all and are entirely unique, meaning that you’ll have a one-of-a-kind manicure this Fall.
31. Fall Skittles
If you’re tired of sticking to neutrals, these nails allow you to use all of the vibrant colors of the fall season.
The portrait of Fall blooms across your nails and looks so complex, but is really quite easy to achieve incorporating all of the typical manicure elements.
32. Toffee Coffee Fall Nail Designs
If you’re worried about having short nails while going into the Fall, stop right there.
This Fall nails idea works with short and square nails instead of against them.
You can even enjoy some light animal patterns thanks to the gorgeous fade into white.
33. Fall Dotted Nail Design
It can be hard to know how to liven up tipped nails. Sure, the mix of fall shades already looks gorgeous, but sometimes you’re looking for something a little more.
These tiny polka dots add such a delicate blanket of charm and elegance to the nails; just be sure to keep things symmetrical while you’re dotting on the different shades.
34. Fall Gardient Nails
If you’re having trouble picking just one fall shade this season, why not have them all?
Thanks to gradient nails, you can dip into all of your favorite neutrals, earthy tones, and beyond to get the most out of Fall colors.
35. Jungle September Nails
These nails are oh-so darling; I really can’t get enough of them. The soft shades whisper Fall while the decadent nail art adds such a charming appeal.
Like a work of art, these nails may take you some time to perfect, but they’re worth every minute, cotton ball dab, and spilled polish drops.
36. Fall Pumpkin Nails
Of course, Fall also shares its spotlight with Halloween, meaning that Fall manicures will often have a spooky element or two incorporated into their gorgeous designs.
Here, we see the most familiar of these elements, making this design a cute, reliable one that definitely needs to be on your nails list this year.
37. Chic Marble Fall Nail Design
If a set of nails ever looked like a walk through a fresh forest as leaves fall around, this is them.
These are some of the most charming and whimsical nails I’ve seen, and they definitely have me hyped for Fall.
I can’t say replicating them will be easy, though, so you may want to take these beauties to your nail tech.
38. Red and Black Snake Skin Nails
If you’re looking for something a little more glamorous and dramatic without getting too far away from the Fall theme, add this Fall nail idea to your list.
The animal print is gorgeously understated, while the diamonds glitter on top. Be sure to keep your nails long to get the best out of this unique look.
39. Matcha and Brown Swirl Fall Nails
Some color matches work, and others blow our minds.
This is the latter case. Matcha and chocolate go together as well in real life as they do on your nails.
A match made in heaven, it’s irresistible to not swirl them together.
I also love how three nails remain fully colored, keeping the manicure statement rather than complicated.
40. Simple Dot Brown Fall Nails
I love love love a simple set of nails with lovely little accent nails, especially when that accent nail just so happens to be art-deco in style.
As a result, this Fall manicure exhibits a sort of 70s aura without standing out too much. That means you can wear these to the office, at home, to parties, and anywhere you see fit.
41. Fall Checkered Nails
While they’re smiley, these nails certainly look all business.
There’s something about the purply shade mixed with the lighter pink that almost mimics the effortless class and elegance of black and white.
The checkers also look very sophisticated with a fun edge, which is hard to find in Fall nails.
42. Simple Orange Fall Design
These nails are the epitome of preppy pretty. I absolutely love the plaid nail alongside a splash of glitter that brings the fun, while the more neutral nails ground the look.
I recommend you stick with the pattern above when it comes to these nails.
There’s an element of balance and symmetry that could be thrown off if you move the nails around.
43. Chocolate Fall Nails with Leo Print Touch
Can’t decide which fall shade to use? These nails are for you. Gradient nails have been around for a while now, making it inevitable that they’d eventually be enhanced with an accent nail.
Here, we see all of the most popular fall shades alongside a cute animal-print accent nail that adds a little glitz and glam to this manicure.
44. Fall Cow Nails
If you’re really going all in on the rustic theme this Fall but don’t break out the burnt oranges or straw shades just yet, these are just the nails for you.
They add a hint of fun to Fall nails and are delightfully easy to achieve with a little patience and all the right shades.
45. Sage Swirls with a Hint of Gold
There’s something so ethereal and dreamy about sage. Combine that whimsy with some glistening gold swirls, and you’ve got a fairy-esque manicure.
Of course, keeping in the earthy theme, some of the natural nail is allowed to peak through between the swirls.
46. Cute Fall Nail Design
Checkers and flowers are all you need to achieve the most stylish and right-on-trend nails this year.
Of course, you’ll have to incorporate neutral fall colors into the manicure, but you can still have fun with the funky patterns and designs.
47. Chocolate Paraline Nail Design
Fall is that time of year when we start indulging in our comfort foods; sweet coffees and hot chocolate are the most popular among them.
It comes as no surprise then that chocolate-colored nails are a huge hit this time of year. Sprinkle on some swirls for a good mix, and you’ve got yourself the sweetest set of nails around.
48. Neutral Fall Nail Colors
As we’ve learned this year, swirls never fail. They’re cool, groovy, and can even stretch to being elegant, as we can see here, especially if you keep your nails long and softly oval-shaped.
There’s nothing tricky to these nails other than getting the shades just right and doing your usual swirly routine.
49. Sage Pattern Nails
If I had to pick out one Fall nail design that I’d gladly wear all year, this is it.
These nails are simply a gorgeous work of art, mixing the most beautiful shade of green with a stark black for a more laid-back yet intricate appeal that’s hard to look away from.
50. Fall Mix and Match Nail Designs
Looking good enough to eat, there’s an element of dessert-sweet to these trendy nails that are sure to go down a treat with everyone who sees them.
Combining checkers and flowers in neutral shades, this nail ticks all of the Fall manicure idea boxes.
51. Sage Chevrons Nails
I know I’ve already said everything there is to be said about green nails, but this set really takes the cake and, quite frankly, my breath away.
They’re so charming and subtle, delicately crossing ways to create a diagonal tip that’s so soft it almost looks like it’s woven together.
Truly, I think what brings these nails together is the suave oval shape that’s an absolute must.
52. Fall Franky Nail Design
Almost leaping off the hand, this Fall nails design is so alive. It’s bubbling with personality and just dying to be seen on your nails this year.
I love the caramel, syrupy shades that are brightened by the crisp white.
And, of course, the stars are simply to die for.
53. Rich Sage Green Nails
Green is just one of those colors that is made for Fall.
It’s natural, earthy, and just the right amount of warmth and freshness to welcome in one of the most wonderful times of the year.