While a deep wine or traditional navy will never go out of style, why not branch out this winter season and try some new fall nailart ideas? Both Instagramers and professional nail artists seem to agree on a less traditional approach. Our feeds have been full of fun twists on French manicure inventive uses of negative space, and metallic accents galore as the weather has (slightly) cooled—and yes, there have even been a few solid (but far from dull) neutrals trending for the traditionalists among us.
To put it another way, these aren’t your typical autumn nail trends. So, if you’re looking for a mani to go with all of those big sweaters, we’ve picked up the greatest fall manicure ideas that have taken up residence in our beauty editors’ bookmarked tabs.
What’s the simplest way to make your nails look like they’re painted without having to do any extra work? One hand should be one color, while the other should be a different color. Triple O Nail Polish’s soft lilac and earthy mustard green are the perfect transitional mix for heading into fall.
True, the French manicure is still very popular. Use a deep somber tone like hunter green or blue to transition the look into fall. It’s also a terrific opportunity to experiment with darker hues.
One of the most simple nail art ideas is ombré nails, sometimes known as the “Skittles manicure.” This variety of brown colors (we favor Olive & June’s assortment) is ideal for cuddling up with a cup of hot cider.
For a pop of color that doesn’t scream “summer,” try a pretty plum.
Swirls of mocha and cappuccino browns feel almost as cozy as a cup of coffee with a friend. A tiny nail brush will help you get the squiggles just right.
These are some nail art designs for winter.