Fall Manicure Trends: Hot Colors and Combos

This fall’s hottest manicures are full of lush, new colors and unexpected patterns.

September 12, 2017
By: Katie Morton

When the seasons change, the colors and textures in your wardrobe change--and thus, so do your nails. While summer nails are fun, bright, and playful, fall is all about those rich, sexy, and sophisticated colors. Read on for the top trends in fall manicures that you'll love this season!

1. Tapered Plum Square Edges

Long, tapered square nails are a super sexy, yet still functional, look. This warm, plummy, mauve polish pairs well with soft camel or deep navy clothes.

2. Navy and White Mix and Match

Mix-and-match nail patterns will be hot this season. The typically staid combo of classic navy and stark white becomes fierce and fashionable when patterns are mixed in an unexpected way.

3. Ombre Harvest Hues

Ombre tones have been trending in hair for a while, so it was only a matter of time before the trend caught up with manicures. This glossy, harvest-hued manicure is reminiscent of crisp, red apples and lush pomegranates. Don't let this professional look deter you--this simple ombre nail technique is surprisingly easy to recreate at home!

4. Moody Blues

Pay homage to the late August eclipse with your own take on a starry night. Loose silver glitter on nail tips paired with deep celestial shades creates an out-of-this-world manicure.

5. Ruby Red and Diamond Tips

Short, glossy, ruby nails offset with silver dots are too chic for words. Sport this sassy look for a fall holiday party or simply for a fun night out with your crew.

6. Falling Fall Foliage

If you're the type who can't wait for the leaves on the trees to change color, this manicure is for you. Simple nude or white nails are decorated with festive, vinyl press-ons. This nail look is adorable for pumpkin picking or haunted hayrides.

7. Gorgeous Rose Gold

Shimmering rose gold is always glamorous. This new take on nude polish looks gorgeous on virtually all skin tones.

And don't forget to check out Love #Yourselfie for a fun, flirty fall smokey eye tutorial!

8. Yikes! Stripes!

Diagonal stripes in fall colors are fun. This gorgeous manicure would be perfect with a deep, jewel-toned dress for Thanksgiving.

9. Teal and Rose Faux French

Fall nails don't always need to be deep, dark colors. Matte teal paired with sheer, light rose is a fashion-forward, sophisticated choice for early autumn.

10. The Witching Hour

Deep purple nails are rich and sexy. Polka dots keep the look fun and casual. Consider adding black glitter tips for the hottest trick-or-treating manicure this October.

Why not try out a flashy new look? Remember, the best thing about nail art is that it's temporary! So, there's no risk in having some fashionable fun with a new nail look. Happy painting!

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