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Fall Nail Designs That are Trending This Season

Fall Nail Art

Right now you are probably in that awkward in between stage where you are not too sure which nail polish to use. Summer has gone and it is slowly starting to feel like Fall. Luckily for you, there are some huge trends in the nail industry for Fall nail art, which may suit your preference. Colour wise, we will be seeing a lot of muted and earthy tones, as well as a lot of bold prints. Here are some of the prettiest Fall art trends which may pique your interest!

Top 6 Popular Colours for Fall

Dark Teal

Every woman loves to stick with teals in the Fall. Those who are not crazy about hot oranges or reds will love this wicked green. It is beautiful when coloured matte and shaped into a square. You can also wear it until December, just before Christmas, when you will switch to a hot red manicure!

Red Wine

Women who love wine and Fall should paint their nails in their favourite 50 shades of dark red! Try it with hints of shimmer or gloss. This color can look irresistible on any age group.

Cream Gray

An interesting shade between blue and white is a whimsical washed out gray. It is a cool toned colour which should replace your typical nudes! Usually gray, blue or silver nails are for Fall. Plus, these colours look very innocent and are easy to pair with any outfit.

Chocolate Brown

Bright yellow, blue and pink should step aside since dark chocolate is here to steal the show! If your hair is naturally dark brown, this nail polish will compliment you so much. Skin wise, it looks beautiful on both dark and light complexions.


Plum screams Fall and it usually looks the prettiest on women with paler skin tones. If you love to wear dark plum lipsticks you will also love this mystical color.

Shimmery Nude

If you must wear something a tad bit lighter and more neutral for your job, you can go for a nude. However, make it a sparkly nude! Opt for something which has a lot of glimmer and little shimmer. This polish will add dimension as well as sass to your manicure, plus it will not be the typical polish.

What Patterns are Trending?

You can expect three patterns to pop everywhere.


You cannot go wrong with leaf inspired nails. Women who love hot orange, bright red or dark red manicures should give this leaf a chance! If you give your nails a solid orange background you can easily draw leaves on top. Customize the design by mixing 2 to 3 different tones of red and brown to create the stacked leaf effect.


Dark brown feathers on top of the previously mentioned gray base will look mesmerizing! This design is not that easy to achieve, but we will teach you how to do it later down in the article.


As mentioned, glitter has been popping. A glitter manicure once done in the ombre way is a killer design. Glitter is also appropriate for women who love shimmery options and who do not mind stacking on highlighter. It is also for those who wish to have the perfect office appropriate manicure!

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DIY Fall Nails

Feather Manicure

Make sure you have:

  • A base coat
  • Two topcoats
  • Nail scissors
  • Nail file
  • Fake feathers

Step 1:

Paint your nails with a base coat and let it dry. Move onto your preferred color (ideally the washed out gray one which we have talked about) and apply two coats of this.

Step 2:

Apply your top coat on top. Use one which is thicker and heavier than the other.

Step 3:

Use your feather and place it on top of the nail recklessly, or wherever you may prefer the most. You can also cut the feather if it is too big for your nail surface.

Step 4:

Use the other top coat and seal the manicure.

Step 5:

File your nails with a nail file and remove any other unwanted and uneven colour blotches.

Ombre Manicure

Make sure you have:

  • Dark red nail polish
  • Orange nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • Base coat and a top coat
  • A nail buffer

Step 1:

Use one coat of a base coat on top of your nails. Make sure they are properly filed and cut before you apply colour.

Step 2:

Apply the lightest color over the entire nail. You will be using orange for this. Let it air dry before you apply red on top.

Step 3:

Add red only on the middle portion of the nail and let it dry.

Step 4:

Add black only to the tip of your nail. These colors are very reminiscent of Fall, but also of pumpkins and Halloween; therefore they are a killer combo for this time of the year.

Step 5:

With your nail buffer, slowly buff the colour together. Try to blend them in to get that seamless ombre effect. Finish off the look with two coats of a top coat.