As the once-verdant leaves shed their spring colors for a transition to the oranges, reds, and browns of autumn, you may be thinking about all the changes you need to make not only to your summer wardrobe but also to your choice of nail color.
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Nail Tip: Use Press-on Nails
No matter how experimental you can get with your fall nail designs, we recommend getting press-on nails that you can wear and remove them however long you want.
This is because the fall season lasts for a couple of months and you’d want to switch up your nail color choices as seasons change.
Since press-on nails are artificial, acrylic nails that are either already made up or ready to be polished, you simply need to glue them onto the top of their natural nail. Good thing, they are affordable, quick to install, and easy to polish.
Here’s a complete guide to press-on nails to ensure they don’t damage your real nails.
While there are many press-on nail manufacturers on the market, our favorite brands that can also be found at your local Target, Walmart, and CVS are Kiss Nails , imPRESS (beginner-friendly), and Ardell Professional Nail Addict nails (these last much longer and do not show wear and tear nearly as much as imPRESS nails do)
Now scroll below for inspiration on pretty fall nail designs to copy immediately:
1. Pretty Orange Fall Nail Designs
When executed correctly, orange nails are bound to make a statement. With a reputation of being bold, orange makes for a perfect nail color, inspired by Mother Nature hues in the fall.
You can wear bright citrus hues on nail polish that are so vibrant hence the perfect transition shade between the last days of summer and the early days of autumn.
Smoky burnt orange shades are also stunning nail colors that will elevate your fall nail look instantly, and you’re guaranteed to get compliments on your manicure too.
Accessorize your orange nails with metallic nail decorations that add an edge to your orange fall nails. You can try:
- Aluminum nail foil paper stickers,
- Stripe lines nail art stickers,
- 3D Nail Studs
- Nail rhinestones
- Holographic nail art sequin glitters.
Metallic nail art decorations are versatile, chic and add a touch of glamour to your nail look. The key is to one metallic focal point per outfit. This can look like one choice of metallic color for all your nail decorations. Gold decorations are perfect!
The faded look of ombre nails is a great way to wear orange nails in the fall. Mix orange and blush pink for a cute nude look for fall.
2. Pretty Mustard Fall Nail Designs
Mustard is one of the most significant colors of fall, so why not wear it on your nails? Mirroring the vibrancy of the yellow fall foliage, a bright mustard yellow will keep your nails fresh and exciting.
Wear mustard nails with alternating geometric nails in black, mix orange and mustard nails, mix mustard and brown nails, or wear mustard ombre nails. Scroll down for inspiring mustard nail designs to wear in the fall season.
3. Pretty Green Fall Nail Designs
Fall is the richest season by far for color, and green hues can also make an impact.
Olive green nails are surprisingly versatile for fall. This dark yellowish-green shade is much easier to wear on your nails as you can mix and match it with other fall colors like mustard and orange.
Choose only to paint a feature nail in this hue, have accent nails in different fall colors, or play around with different finishes like flower stickers and golden flakes. These decorations are a great way to add a feminine touch to your manicure.
Mint green nails are other fall favorites. The color makes you think of nature and has a very calming appearance.
Plus, mint green is easier to wear because it is a more muted shade of green and pairs well with other soft colors and white. Now win with an ombre nail look and get creative with your artwork!
Certain things truly represent fall, and one of those things is falling leaves. Instead of wearing green nails for fall, opt for your favorite blush pink or nude nails and decorate them with olive green leaf nail art.
4. Pretty Pink Fall Nail Desigs
Pink is the color for femininity, gentleness, and empathy. If you thought that wearing pink nails in the fall us impossible, think again.
Although fall is usually associated with deeper, rich hues like olive, grey, black, and burgundy, pink is the unexpected bright color that’s widely being embraced as a favorite fall nail color.
Go for softer hues of pink like millennial pink or blush pink instead of the bright summery shades as these will perfectly complement your fall outfits. Get more sophisticated by decorating your pink nails with rhinestones, jewels, stripes, flakes, or nail foils.
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Deeper shades of pink like mauve, rose gold pink, dark pink, rosewood, and rouge will have you experimenting with bolder nail colors in the fall.
Choose a complete pink manicure for a minimalistic nail look or mix and match different pink shades for a statement.
For a minimalistic statement, try a mustard accent nail for your soft pink manicure. This look screams chic yet fall-ready!
5. Pretty Nude Fall Nail Designs
Without question, the “Nude” color palette is one of the most popular nail colors to wear in every season, let alone in the fall. Nude is a perfect base whether you want to go minimalist or make a statement with your nail color choice.
To find the nude nail color, look for the one that gives the most contrast to your original, unmanicured nail color so your nails won’t look literally nude.
For instance, if you are really fair-skinned, go for the deeper nudes and if you have darker skin tones, you can go with the palest nudes or still, the deepest nude shades.
Wear fresh nude manicures or mix lighter nudes with deeper nudes (like browns) in alternating fingers. You can also mix nudes and neutrals like black, or white and finish your look with geometric, or floral nail art.
6. Pretty Dark Fall Nails
Fall provides many rich color palettes, although it’s mostly associated with dark, deep, and rich hues.
Burgundy, wine red, dark purple, chocolates, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, dark browns, and black are some of the best fall colors to wear on your nails. Scroll below for some dark fall nail designs to copy.
Fall colors are simply energizing and inspiring. Take your manicure this fall to the next level by trying these pretty fall nails and show off your beautiful nails!