The end of summer means just one thing: we’re ready to shed our cocoons and transform into autumn-obsessed fiends. Give us the sweater weather, bonfires, colorful leaves, and the Halloween we’ve been waiting for! While it may be too hot still to start putting on layers, it’s never too early to plan your fall nail designs.
Neutrals and bold dark colors are fall nail staples and always a safe bet. There are also plenty of ways to get creative – we’re going to be seeing some vibrant, neon colors carried over from the summer, like lime green and pastel lilac.
Because no, your nails don’t have to match the leaves. Especially the one with the bug crawling all over it.
We’re also seeing some less conventional nail designs, like unique takes on French manis, color-blocking and negative space, and the ghost in our attic is really loving glittery accents.
You can try your hand at these fall nail designs at home with your own polish, or hit up for your favorite nail salon. And if some of the more intricate designs are intimidating, don’t discount using nail stickers!
25 Fall Nail Designs That Will Match Most Pumpkins
1. Autumn Ombré Fall Tips
This fall nail design has all the trends: seasonal colors from Essie’s new fall collection, an ombré effect, and negative space. The only thing that’s missing is the turkey! (He took a wrong turn three hours ago.)
2. Neutral Coffin Nails
If the colorful leaves are a little too much color for you, keep things nice and neutral with these pinky-brown nails.
3. Lime Green Nails
Because winter is depressing enough, neon colors have decided to stick around a bit longer. This shade by Lisa Lacquer is called “I Need a Margarita,” and that’s a statement we can get behind all four seasons of the year. Or five, if you count awards.
4. Burnt Orange Press-On Fall Nails
Burnt orange will always be the reigning queen of fall colors, and these press-on nails by Paigesbeauti make it so simple to get the look. Way more practical than using a burnt orange. But they don’t semll.