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These are the best and eye-catchy fall nails and fall nail ideas everyone is raving about lately.
Fall is finally here, and as much as we’re obsessed with fall decorations, we love to have the cutest fall nails to celebrate the start of the most beautiful month of the year.
Personally, I used to love dark fall nail designs, thinking it’s the trend and what the autumn season is all about. Well, you already know it’s not true. Fall nail colors don’t really consist only of darker color shades.
If you’re anything like me and looking after trends, you’re in the right place. You’ll absolutely want to recreate one of these fall nails designs, if not all of them.
From classy to elegant to earthy tones fall nails that are trending on all social media, we’ll guarantee you’ll have the cutest fall nails for this year that everyone will be obsessed with.
Along with sharing all of these fall nail ideas with you, we’ll share the fall nail designs the team, and I are fond of and recreating for this fall. I promise you won’t get disappointed.
Most importantly, these aren’t only trendy fall nail ideas for you to get inspired to create your iconic fall nails. By the end of this article, you’ll be about to call yourself a self-made nail artist. I’ll pass my nail obsession to you so you can create your own fall nails at home.
If you want to spice it up and take your fall nail designs to the next level, you have to see these gorgeous and spooky Halloween Nail Designs that will make your jaw-dropping.
The Cutest Fall Nails for This Year
1. Pumpkin Nail Decals
First, if you’re not a fan of long-lasting nail polishes or gels, this pumpkin nail tattoo design is the best option for you to have the cutest fall nails without any effort.
These pumpkin nail decals are so easy to put on and take off. The theme of this nail tattoo is cute and speaks fall all the way long.
If you want to have clean and glassy nails look, after placing the nail decals, apply a coat of clear gel on top.
Another cute fall nail idea with these pumpkin nail decals: use the nail decals on two fingernails only and paint your fingernails with a nude or pinkish nude nail color, or you can create swirls on different fingers.
2. Cute Cheetah Fall Nails
Cheetah’s fall nails are trending this fall. This fall nail design is so cute and speaks fall out loud.
Recreating this fall nail idea is easy without the need to go to a nail artist unless you don’t want to do it yourself and feel you’ll mess it out.
First, you must prep your nails by applying a base coat to protect your natural nails. This step is crucial in any nail design, even if you only use a regular nail polish.
The coffin nails’ shape makes the whole look.
To get the same nail design, apply two coats of In-Nude Tray nail polish by Sally Hansen and cure them for 60 seconds.
Use a dotting tool to create random spots with this black nail polish. You can try making small and big ones and space them out a little bit, and don’t worry if they aren’t perfect.
As it’s a matte Cheetah nail design, you can either use matte nail polish or regular nail polish and then apply a matte coat to have the matte finish look. Although they both work fine and give the same final result, I recommend going for the latter.
After you finish creating the black spots, cure your nails again. Finally, apply the matte top coat to have the final matte look nails.
3. Shades of Brown Swirls
If you’ve got no time to go for a nail artist to do your fall nails or do them yourself as you have no nail skills, I highly recommend getting this press on fall nails with swirls. We love the different shades of brown swirls, and this set is perfect for fall.
What I really love about this fall nail press on nails is that you can choose the shape and length of nails you like. For me, I don’t like long nails as I find it difficult to do anything with them.
These elegant fall nails are perfect for anyone who doesn’t like gel or nail polishes and is always on the go.
4. Nude Brownish Nails
These nude brownish swirls nails are this year’s trend. With the rich different chocolate colors and the swirls, it makes the whole nail design look worthy.
This fall nude brownish nail design is super easy to recreate, and you can do it yourself at home.
All you need is different shades of brown nail polishes to create the swirls using a thin nail brush.
If you don’t want to use nail polishes, you can either create the swirls using a gel liner or get swirls stickers out of Amazon and just stick them.
Besides, your nail shape makes a big difference when it comes to successfully recreating this fall nail art. There are so many different nail shapes you can choose from, and for nail design, It goes perfectly with either coffin, almond, or square nails.
5. White and Gold Swirls
The combination of the white color, beige color, and the touch of gold in these fall press-on nails make the whole set worth getting.
It’s perfect for those who love swirls with a combination of white French tips design.
I know how hard it is to create the perfect French nails yourself. I failed in this multiple times before, and these press-on nails are the solution!
You can enjoy your fall French nails with swirls without paying a leg and arm for a nail artist to do them for you.
6. Adaline Nude Nails
If you don’t really like going for earthy tones nail colors, or darker shades, you can keep it simple with a natural nail design. We’re fond of natural nails, and this is one of the simplest and most natural nail designs ever that is perfect for any season.
All you need to do is to get the nail shape you want for your nails; you need the perfect the natural pink shade gel polish.
You only need to apply two coats of it to get the perfect sheer pink color.
If you want to make these nails speak fall directly, use the Adeline gel polish by Lights Lacquer (the perfect natural pink shade) as a base, get thin light swirls, and stick them. They will look super cute and ready for the fall season.
7. Latte Swirl Nail Wraps
This Latte swirls nail design is in high demand this fall season, especially since it’s hard to create latte swirls if you’re not a nail artist. Also, it takes a lot of time to get them done perfectly.
Why would you even bother doing them when you can get these cute and simple latte nails done within 15 minutes. Use white or creamy nail polish and apply the latte nail wraps on your nails.
You can apply a top coat to make them last longer. It will make your nail design last for three weeks and look decent.
8. Berry Rich Nails
If there is one fall nail color we will keep loving for as long as we can, it’s going to be this rich berry nail color.
First, it’s not only about the gel nail polish color, which we will discuss in a second. It’s the choice of your nail shape. Preferably, a mid-long almond or square nail will make this nail design appear.
Let’s get to the gel nail polish. There are so many Rich Berry gel polishes to have a similar nail design.
I highly recommend using the Midnight Train by Lights Lacquer or this amazing gel polish.
Honestly, they have the best nail polishes ever.
You only need to apply two coats maximum of one of these ail polishes, and you’ll have this fantastic fall nail design.
9. Swirly Nude Nail Wraps
What about easy stick-on swirls on your nails? An easy fall nail design to create in less than 5 minutes. These nail wraps can give you the desired manicure without damaging your natural nails.
Before sticking them, I highly recommend applying a base coat to protect your natural nails.
You can make the swirls wrap last longer by applying a thin layer of a top coat.
10. Fall Florals
What about these cute fall florals nail idea? This is one of the trendiest fall nails for this nude nails with earthy tones florals.
While it seems complicated to recreate this cute fall nail design, It is super easy to make it even yourself at home without going to a nail artist if you want to save money and be a self-made nail artist.
First, you need a dotting tool. So, as the flowers are medium size, they aren’t too big nor too small. You only need to choose the appropriate dotting tool for your fall nails flowers. Dayanna is the best nail artist I’ve ever seen, and she made these fall nail florals design so perfectly done.
11. Nude French Tip
I’m the worst at creating French nails, and these French fall wraps made me in love with the French nails, getting rid of the frustration of messing with my nails and trying to get them perfectly done. These 10 minutes fall nail polish strips are easy to apply. You only need to stick and trim them.
I love the fact they are long-lasting with an easy application.
12. Fall Skittles
This fall nail design is simple, cute, and so popular. Honestly, this is the nail design I used to do for fall, as these earthy tones are just unique. All you need to recreate these fall skittles nails is to apply two coats of every nail polish each nail curing in between with a UV lamp.(my favorite UV lamp for doing my nails home).
To make it even better, choose fall nail colors that are close to each other or belong to the same color palette.
I really love the combination of these earthy tones fall nails colors. You don’t have to apply many coats to get the same thing; you need only two coats as these nail polishes are so pigmented.
13. Autumn Chic Nail
We love these Autumn chic nails. The combination of the fall nails colors is outstanding. I really love the olive color as it adds a pop color to the fall nail design.
Before sticking these chic fall nails, make sure to apply a base coat to protect your nails.
14. Coffee Swirls Nails
I’m obsessed with these coffee swirls fall nails to the bones. They are the perfect nail design for fall.
The combination of the different shades of brown color is amazing and how she made the swirls makes you doubt if it’s ever handmade.
To recreate this cute fall nails design, you need to shape your nails into almond style. If you’ve never done an almond nail shape, trust me, you’ll love it as it suits everyone.
Use a thin nail brush to make the swirls. For more details on how to create these cute fall nails, you’ll love this tutorial on creating coffee swirls nails.
15. Gardient Green Nails
Do you like matte fall nails? If so, these gradient green tips matte fall nails are just for you. What I love about this nail design is you can get it customed according to your nails’ shape. You can have it in the shape and length you want, which is a plus.
16. Sage Chevrons
Have you ever considered making these stunning sage chevrons as a fall nail design?
These trendy fall nails design is going viral on all socials, and everyone is recreating it, including me.
I love how simple and this fall nail design looks like. Also, it goes perfectly with an almond nail shape.
You only need two coats of Essie Going Guru nail polish. It’s the best sage nail polish ever. Also, you’ll need a soft sheer nude polish and a white nail polish.
Creating the Crisscross nail design is super simple.
You only need to place the nail stripping tape carefully. Apply the first coat of the sage color carefully, ensuring not to cross the nail tape. Let it dry by curing it, then apply the white color on the other side and let it dry by curing it for 60 seconds.
After it, remove the tape and apply a clear gel coat, and
If you’re used to utilizing nail brushes, you can do it without using nail tape.
Finally, you’ll have your fall sage nail color on point.
17. Autumn Latte Nails
Another Fall pumpkin latte nails. The quality of these nails is terrific; you can get a full set of 24 depending on your nail size.
I love it comes with a special glue to stick them.
What I like most about these fall pumpkin nails is that they are hand painted so they look real, and no one will ever notice they are press on nails. You’ll get so many compliments wearing these nails this fall.
18. B&W Fall Nails
If you’re looking for simple fall nail designs to recreate for the fall, these B&W Fall nails should be on your list.
You literally need three products only to have the exact nail design.
I really love this simple, classy, and chic fall nails design. Most importantly, it’s super easy to recreate.
19. Brown Autumn Shades
These are the ultimate fall nails you can get this fall. I love the fact they made it using regular base colors. Also, the coffin style of these fall nails gets me in the mood to create this nail shape. If you want to strengthen them to make them thicker and stronger, add a gel layer to them.
20. Animal Print Nails
Animal print nail design is one of the most popular fall nails designs for this year. It is super simple if you want a simple matte finish nail design with a touch of fall.
First, before getting into how to recreate this animal print fall matte nails yourself at home, you need to start with the preparation steps.
It would be best if you shaped your nails your preferred shape. I really like this square nail shape as I find it perfect for this design. Second, you need to push back the cuticles and remove dead skin. Puff your nails, cleanse and dehydrate.
After all the preparation steps, let’s create this cute fall nail design.
You’ll need three different nail polishes and a matte top coat to have the matte finish look.
After applying the first two coats of the nude pinkish gel polish, I highly recommend using these nail tapes to make sure you won’t have a mess and paint the nail tapes with the beige nail polish.
After curing your nails, use a brush to create dots with the black nail polish and let it all dry.
The final step is applying the matte top coat, and you’ll have your animal print fall nail design ready for fall.
21. Nude Caramel Nails
Another cute coffin nail style with brown shades colors on the tips. These are Khloe Kardashians’ inspired nude caramel nails. You’ll absolutely love these nail art sets.
22. Autumn Glam Nails
If you’re not into brownish color shades, yet you want to have a cute fall nail design, you can’t go wrong with these autumn glam nails.
They are super cute and go with every nail shape you have. You can use your favorite natural nail polishes to recreate this look.
However, if you have to have an identical nail design, all you need is nude nail polish, pink nude nail polish, and add a bit of a touch of nail glitters.
Make sure to apply a top coat of clear nail polish to have this glassy nail look.
As Christmas is the next favorite season, this nail design can also be created for Christamas. We’re loving many Christmas nail designs, and this nail design is one of them.
23. Fall Wine
How about fall wine nails? I love these fall swirls with the gold swirls. These fall abstract nails are cute and great for celebrating this fall season. Literally, these nails are a bomb, and the colors are so pretty.
24. Gingerbread Nails
If there is one design that speaks fall out loud, it is this gingerbread nails. These warm gingerbread nails with jelly finish are my favorite nail design for this fall, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.
These fall nails are the easiest to go for without the need for extra work.
You don’t really need to go to a nail artist.
You need only two products.
All you need is two coats of this amazing rich gingerbread nail polish as it’s really pigmented, and you don’t need to apply many coats to get the desired nail design.
25. Brown Flannel
This is another cute fall nail design to get. You’ll get so many compliments wearing these fall flannel nail design sets. As these are a press on nails, and I promise, no one will ever notice this if you don’t tell them, you can get them in your favorite nails’ shape. Also, you can either choose to have a glossy or a matte finish look.
26. Green and Brown Nails
How about having unique fall nails for this year? Green and brown are such an underrated color combination with a touch of gold.
These trendy fall nails are your go-to nail design if you want to feel fancy and celebrate fall to the extremes.
I can’t see a better nail shape for this design than the almond nail shape. It literally makes the whole nail design stands out.
The sage and light brown colors are so compatible together that they will give you the perfect autumn nails instead of having a fully dark fall nail.
Before applying the nail polish, don’t forget to apply a base coat to protect your nails.
27. Butterfly Brown Nails
These brown butterflies’ fall nails are a steal. OMG!! We’re totally obsessed with them. Combining the goldish chrome nails with the matte finish brown nail design is clever and makes these butterfly brown nails unique. You can get these butterfly brown nails the style you want.
I prefer this set in a stiletto nail shape as it will turn out outstanding, and everyone will compliment you wearing them.
28. Fall Plaid Nails
Among all the fall nail ideas on the internet, these fall Plaid nails are everyone’s favorite.
Plaid nails have been a trend since the 90s. These plaid nails are timeless, and the combination of neutral colors makes them perfect for any look and style you’ll go for.
I’ve created these fall plaid nails myself, which turned out amazing.
seen a trend all over TikTok about these plaid nails and I had to try it out myself.
The best nail shapes for this design are square, squoval or coffin shape.
After doing all the nails’s preparation steps and applying the base coat, apply two coats of neutral nail polish.
Use the UV and ensure they are fully dry; you can start creating the plaids.
You can choose your favorite colors to create the plaids.
Besides, you’ll need this thin nail brush to create the plaid lines. Start by creating the white lines. You can decide to make them thin or thick and then cure them in your UV lamp for nails. After they are nicely dry, create other plaids using a gold holographic nail polish above the ones you’ve made. Cure everything for 60 seconds, and you’ll have your fall-paid nails ready for the season.
29. Glistening Nails
I’m totally obsessed with these glistening fall nails. They are the cutest and one of the best simple fall nails I’ve ever seen.
These simple fall nails are easy to make.
First, apply two coats of this soft pink gel polish and cure them in your UV lamp. To create the tips design, you actually have two options. You can use a thin brush to make both sides of the design or you can use a nail stamper.
I really find nail stampers super easy to use and practical.
Different color sides for the same nail finger are super creative and unique.
Don’t forget to apply an extreme shine top coat to have this glossy fall nails look.
30. Chocolate Vibes
When fall has fallen, we’ve immediately got from bright shades to neutral and brown shades.
These fall chocolate nail waves are the description of what fall stands for.
What I love about this nail kit set is the different shades of the brown color from light brown to dark brown, which we need to create this cute chocolate nail design.
First, apply one thin coat of the O.P.I alpine snow color. Then, You can create the swirls with a thin brush.
Apply a matte coat at the end to get the matte look.
31. Brownish Mate Nails
We love matte nails for fall as they are the season’s core. These fall nails are one of the designs you can do yourself at home. The combination of the different shades of brown is attractive and cute.
It’s absolutely one of the go-to simple fall nails for nails lover.
32. Autumn French Nails
You absolutely can’t go wrong with chocolate French short nails. They are classic, classy, and cute.
Instead of the classic white French nail tips, go for brown French nail tips celebrating the fall season with these cute nails. These Autumn French nails stand out with the sweater nail design. It adds a distinctive touch to the whole nail are.
Creating the brown tips is super easy. You only need to use the nail stamper. Apply this brown nail polish to the stamper and apply it to your nail tips.
For the sweater nail design, apply two to three thin coats of brown nail polish and cure each in between. Then, top it off with a matte top coat to have the matte finish look.
After this, you start painting the sweater design. You’ll need to use the same brown nail polish, a thin brush, and clear acrylic powder.
Start off creating the small lines, and you can make them the way you want.
Before you cure your sweater nail design, dip it in the clear acrylic powder, then cure it. Brush the access of the powder after curing your design, so you don’t destroy your fall nail design.
That way, you can have these beautiful Autumn French nails created by you at home.
33. Earthy Tones Nails
Earthy tones colors are what fall colors stand for. If you’re looking to create fall and winter nails, these are the color schemes you should go for your nail design.
The inspiration for these cute fall nails is taken from autumn leaves. The combination of the light green color and gold is a proper match.
If you want to have aesthetic fall nails, I recommend choosing cold colors for fall.
You can just go to Pinterest and look for fall color palettes, and you’ll come across many palettes with different shades combined.
It’s easy to recreate this aesthetic nail design.
Apply two coats of the natural pink shade of gel polish. Then cure it for 30 seconds. After this, use a very thin nail brush and create the swirls.
I’d recommend starting with the green color and curing it. Then, you can use golden nail polish to do the same.
After you finish creating your nail design, apply a final top coat and cure your nails for the last time for 60 seconds.
34. Tortoise Nails
Can I say I’m in love with these Tortoise fall nails?
Like my friends and me are going insane about this nail design as it’s super cute and just screaming fall.
The tortoiseshell trend is still going, especially this fall. There is something special about this glossy caramel design. They have gone viral so many times, and people are going for this nail design like crazy this fall.
As it’s a unique fall nail design, you may think getting this caramelized glossy nail design is hard. This time, I may prove you wrong.
It’s super easy to create this Tortoise fall nail design.
First, apply your base coat. Then apply two coats of your caramel base. You can either use the Daily Charme in peach Bellini T05 or create the caramel shade using your nail polishes at home. Apply two coats of your caramel gel polish, curing your nails in between.
Then, using the same color, mix it a bit with the brown color and start creating your splotches using a nail brush. Cure your nails for 60 seconds and repeat the same process again from the start.
For the splotches, you’re going to go in adjacent to where you’ve created the marks.
After this, pick up a darker color, yet you’re going again adjacent to how you’ve done your other blobs.
In the end, apply an extreme shine coat ayour design will beill done.
A I know some women don’t like gel polishes, you can create this Instagram famous autumn design using your regular nail polish. This video I’ve found really helpful of how to create Tortoiseshell nails without gel.
35. Fall Squiggles Nails
Are you up for fall squiggle nails? We find it to be the cutest version of swirls using different shades of neutral to brown colors celebrating fall.
To create these fall squiggles nails, you can apply the same steps of creating swirls nails but creating wavy lines instead.
I really love the colorful glitter version, as most fall nails lack glitter in darker shades. Yogi perfectly created this fall glitter shade by mixing metallic and cream nail polishes, and we’re obsessed with this creative nail polish.
36. Milky Chocolate Swirls
This milky chocolate nail design is for you for milk and chocolate lovers.
I’m seriously obsessed with the chocolate abstract swirls using nude colors of three nail polishes only.
Creating this milky chocolate nail design is super easy and one of the fall nails design you can create yourself at home.
To have the same pigmented nail design, Apply two coats of different nail polishes to different fingers and cure them for 30 seconds in between.
Then, start creating the swirls using your nail polishes and cure them one last time.
You don’t have to worry about your swirls being perfect, as having randomly created makes your whole nail design unique.
37. Green Goodness
Are you into fall trends? If so, these green gradient fall nails designs are just for you.
The combination of the different green colors is just outstanding, and the small leaves makes the whole nail design worth it.
To create this fall nail art, apply the different nail polishes to different fingers two times and cure them in between. Then, apply a matte coat to have the matte finish look.
Use a very thin nail brush for the leaves and try to paint them on your nails. Otherwise, you can use a nail stamp pallet to create the leave easily.
38. Autumn Tones
We’re totally obsessed with these autumn tones nails. They are the best boho nails design.
Zo says these fall nails remind her of Cadbury’s Fingers LOL.
Creating these Autumn nails designs is easy.
Apply two coats of the creamy nail polish and cure it.
You can start creating the bow using a medium size nail brush. Start by creating the outer bow using a darker brown nail brush, then a strict line inside your bow using the lighter brown shade, and cure everything for 60 seconds.
39. Mini Wafers
Who doesn’t love wafers? These mini wafers’ nails are for wafer lovers.
The colors’ combination makes the whole nail design worth recreating.
Apply a natural pink shade as a base to start creating your mini wafers.
First, paint half your nails with your chosen nail polish and cure it. Then apply a matte coat to have a matte look finish.
To create the wafers, use a thin brush and start making the lines vertically and horizontally.
Use the same exact steps for creating the sweater nail design.
Trust me, it’s an effortless design to create this fall.
40. Autumn Sun
This nail art is one of our favorite autumn nail designs of all time. The combination of the golden and orange shades is impressive.
This nail design is perfect to have during fall.
I love that the whole design stands only on the tip of the nails with the natural color of your nails.
41. Monochrome Graphics
These Monochrome graphics are inspired by a fall trend photo in Flare magazine.
While it’s for fall, you can create this cute nail design all year round as it’s simple and make it yourself at home.
All you need for this Monochrome graphics nail design is a while and a black nail polish and a matte base if you want a matte finish look.
Use black polish to create a solid black base for your nail art to go over.
Next, use a medium size brush and white nail polish to create the graphics. You don’t have to worry if they aren’t perfect. Just create random graphs and cure your nails.
The final step is applying a matte base coat and cure your nails for the last time.
42. Fall leaves Nails
While we love the green gradient fall nail design above, I know some women like to go for brown and burnt orange colors as they perfectly describe what fall is all about.
We love the combination of these colors, and I can’t find a cute fall nail design than this one.
The steps of recreating these fall leave nails are the same as the green gradient nails (see the steps of doing these nails above).
If you don’t want to go for green colors and you’re more into burnt colors, these fall nails are your best choice.
43. Fall Leaves Nail Color
These nails are the definition of luscious. You could fall in love with the soft, tangy vibes at first glance that just seem to bubble over the perfectly oval-shaped nails.
I think that the key to this look is the gentle angles and soft beds that remain consistent throughout.
The resulting effect is a perfectly balanced nail that benefits from symmetry’s calming and softening effects.
Plus, even though this captivating Fall manicure only uses two shades, it appears to cover the entire citrusy spectrum.
That said, for the nails where natural nail is visible, you’ll want to lay down a semi-translucent base to create that dreamy effect that makes this Fall nail so captivating.
44. Nude Fall Nails With a Leo Print Touch
Tan is such an underrated Fall color that I’m glad to see is making a stunning comeback this year.
It’s a shade that plenty of celebs have been adopting this Fall season as it refuses to clash with any other colors, meaning it’s the best friend of any outfit you try out this year.
But if you’re not content with just minimalistic-chic vibes, the animal strip adds a touch of life and personality to the Fall nails that’s just perfectly gorgeous without throwing off the claiming aura of the manicure.
It’s also worth mentioning that due to the animal print being horizontal and around the same width as the average ring, the manicure actually matches any rings you choose to wear instead of clashing with them.
45. Half Brown Cow Print Nails
Fall nail colors can be hard to bring to life, especially when you’re looking for something a little extra this season.
These nails are the stylish stroke of genius that solves that common conundrum. The nails are evened out wonderfully as the fun and personality-filled animal print is softened by the natural nail.
Of course, however, it’s not completely au natural. Really, the other half of the nail enjoys a lovely, slightly opaque over and undercoat that adds a glossy sheen and chic edge to the look.
You’ve already got the cow print covered, but to really perfect the vertical dividing line, you’ll want to keep some miracle-working nail tape close on hand.