From dark and moody motifs to back-to-school designs, these nail art ideas will have you — and your nails — covered all autumn long.
This gorgeous nail art by CND takes a classic fall oxblood manicure to a magical new level by layering holographic mylar accents over their and shades for a crystal-like effect.
If you're not quite ready to dive into fall's darker colors, mauve is the perfect transitional shade. Here, Kimberly Clark layered half moons and triangles over OPI's to make the muted color more festive.
The secret to marbleizing black, gray, white and gold polish: ! It's a gorgeous idea for fall formal events.
This clever manicure was created with but warmed up to fall-friendly rose gold by painting nails with an orange polish underneath. So pretty!
It's time to switch from your summer pastels to your fall reds and purples! Better yet, a gradient that's as chic as it is seasonal.
Who says your nails can't look as luxe as your jewelry? Pick a few of your fave fall shades and add a little embellishment for an elegant overall look.
Change up a traditional French tip by creating a reverse design. Neutral colors keeps it looking classic.
Yes, red nails are classic — but this gold-and-blood orange design is anything but ordinary.
Not ready to give up your summer brights yet? Pair beach-y shades like aqua with autumn hues like deep ivy for a transitional look.
That's right — this design doesn't just require polish. You'll need feathers, too. And while it's slightly harder than the average mani, it's the perfect way to hone your skills and get a gorgeous style for fall.
Once the bright white shades of summer have disappeared from our nails, it's time to aim for something a little warmer. Try a beautiful beige color, then achieve the world's easiest nail art by drawing a thin, single line down one nail per hand.
If your style is one part elegant and two parts edgy, this cool jewelry-inspired manicure is perfect for you.
Mimic the look of beautiful stained glass windows with this stunning, angular manicure. Add a touch of glitter to spice things up even more.
French manicures don't have to just be white and pink — sometimes, a more subtle contrast can be just as stunning. Case in point: This deep plum manicure looks good enough to eat.
Celebrate back-to-school season — even if you've been out for a long time! — with this adorable notebook nail art. Learning to do an amazing manicure is the best kind of homework.
These leaves are more artsy than realistic — just how we like them. And the colors are really fun.
With blonde and tortoiseshell hair colors still trending, it makes sense that these earthy shades would become fall nail art too.
This idea takes chevron to the next level by switching up where the placement on each nail. Pair ivy with a metallic gold or silver to make your pattern pop.
Shimmery, striped, and oh-so-bright, this manicure looks as deliciously red as a candy apple.
Even sparkles can be subtle. Keep things simple and sweet using pastel pinks plus the tiniest bit of gold.
Before Halloween season truly gets started, give yourself a subtly spooky manicure. Bonus: It looks great on short nails too!
Divide your nails into two parts: one glossy, one matte. The result is a cool, modern-looking manicure that's just right to pair with your favorite leather jacket.
Want your hands to look a little slimmer? Try this elongating design that draws the eye toward the tips of your fingers.
Take an edgy manicure like an angular cutout design and make it more subtle for work by using a totally on-trend pastel shade.
Step up your gold glitter mani by painting on a lovely little orange leaf atop a shimmering gradient background.
This geometric mani may take some extra time, but it looks so cool once you've finished it. Pick jewel tones like these for a glamorous look, or substitute them for fall colors like orange, gold and brick for an autumnal feel.
We're used to seeing tie-dye patterns in bright rainbow colors, but for fall, switch it up by subbing in yellow, scarlet, orange and ivy.
You may think of orange, red and yellow when it comes to fall, but deep jade is also a perfect hue for the season. Add a matte topcoat to give this look an ultra-modern feel.
A typical seasonal red manicure gets an adorable update with strips of soft gray and baby pink.