Summer goes by so quickly, but a part of us looks forward to all the little things that come with the autumn season: crisp leaves, cuddly sweaters, leather jackets, steaming drinks and of course everything with pumpkin flavour.
When it comes to nail trends, autumn is all about getting dark and bold. Dark brown, green, purple and red shades are popular options for autumn nail art. September 23rd is almost here, so it’s time to swap our bright summer nail colours for more moody ones. Our list will give you many chic nail design ideas. Enjoy!
1. DARK BACKGROUND + COLOURFUL LEAVES
This nail design makes us excited to see the summer go!
2. GLITTER GRADIENT DESIGN
Update a boring naked base with a sparkling gradient effect. The glitter nail polish is SinfulColors in Pumpkin Spice. The color tone is very similar to the “Electrify” of China Glaze.
3. COPPER GLITTER DESIGN
Products used: SinfulColors “Black on Black”, Julep “Jane” and Sally Hansen “Invisible
4. GLITTER & LEAVES
It’s time to say goodbye to your favorite summer sounds! Used products: Picture Polish “Malt Teaser” and China Glaze “I’m not Lion”. Use acrylic paint for leaves.
5. GRADIENT NAIL DESIGN
The neutral base is Loaded Lacquer in “No Shirt”. The sheets were made with acrylic paint and covered with Seche Vites dry, fast topcoat. The gradient effect is crowned with China Glaze’s “Golden Enchantment”.
6. PUMPKIN ACCENT NAIL
Apply a layer of China Glaze’s “Zombie Zest” and then use acrylic paint to draw a pumpkin on your accent nail.
7. ACORN NAIL DESIGN
Without acorns, there’s no fall. The base nail polish is Revlon Perfumery Balsam Fir. The best part? It has an irresistible smell!
8. COLORED LEAVES + WHITE BACKGROUND
Use a nail art brush and acrylic paint for leaves. The base nail polish is Essie in “Sand Tropez”. Complete the look with the matt top coat from OPI.
9. SUNFLOWER NAIL DESIGN
Products used: OPI “Over the Taupe” (thumb and ring finger), OPI “Black Cherry Chutney” (index and little finger) and China Glaze “I Herd That” (middle finger).
10. SEQUINS + FALL TREE
Combine a sparkling base with an autumn tree for the ultimate autumn nail design. The base nail polish is Essie in “Hors d’Oeuvres”.
11. CASE NAIL TIPS
If you are a beginner, practice the sheet forms on paper first.
12. BROWN & COPPER GLITTER DESIGN
Products used: SinfulColors “Leather Loose” (deep brown base), Glitter Lambs “Pumpkin Bread” (glitter over brown base) and Glitter Lambs “Pumpkin Spice” (ring finger).
13. COLOURED LEAVES
Do you feel brave? Try this nail shape and design.
14. SEQUINS + BRIGHT LEAVES
The base nail polish is OPI DS “Classic”. Use these products to reproduce the leaves: Zoya “Nicole” (orange), Revlon “Autumn Spice” (brown) and Color Club (yellow).
15. BURGUNDY & COPPER DESIGN
A touch of copper never gets old. Products used: “Jane”, “DeAnna” and “Logan” by Julep.
A naked base will really make your autumn design burst!
17. Falling Acorns
This acorn design will definitely put you in an autumnal mood. Used products: Love & Beauty “Beige” and Mentality “Matte Top Coat”. Use a nail art brush and acrylic paint to paint the acorns.
18. RED & YELLOW LEAVES
Dark, vampy manicure is a must, especially in autumn.
19. BURGUNDY MAT NAILS
In autumn, nail art addicts like to experiment with matt surfaces. Used products: Essie “Set in Stones”, “Swing Velvet” and matte finish.
20. MATTE COPPER LEAVES
Products used: OPI “Black Onyx” (base) and Glam Polish “Radiance” (leaves), crowned with OPI’s matt top coat.
21. OMBRE NAIL DESIGN
To achieve this ombre effect, you need a sponge. Moisten the sponge and paint three stripes of nail polish (red, orange and yellow). Apply your base coat. Then place the sponge on your nail for 15 seconds. Repeat this for each nail. Finish with top coat.
22. AUTUMN FLOWERS
Want some flowers? Try this design!
23. DARK RED NAILS + GOLD GLITTER
We are obsessed with this simple and elegant look! A dab of gold glitter can turn any basic manicure into a work of art. The gold glitter nail polish is Painted Polish in “#PSL”.
24. GOLD LEAVES
Do you love this nail design? This tutorial will show you how to create it from scratch:
25. DARK MATTE NAIL DESIGN
This matte nail design is for coloring! Used products: Essie in Shearling Darling and Shine of the Times.
26. TWIGS + SEQUINS
Gold shimmer and colourful leaves are the perfect combination for autumn nail design. The golden glitter nail polish is China Glaze “Stellar”.
27. SPARKLY FALL NAILS
Glitter gradients are super easy to make! Used products: OPI “Brilliant Idea” and Ciaté “Skinny Dip”.
28. FALL TREE ACCENT NAIL
This beautiful naked Crelly color is noodle nail polish in “Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice”.
29. DARK PURPLE & GOLD DESIGN
Products used: Barry M “Majesty” and Sally Hansen “Perfect Plum.”
30. AUTUMN LANDSCAPE
This nail design looks difficult to create, but is actually quite simple.