10 Cool Nail Designs to Try This Fall




A hot wedding nail design can take your wedding-day look to glamorous new heights. Whether you prefer the ever-elegant French manicure or you opt for for the more creative nail art found in some of the more trendy beautiful and simple nail designswell -done nails are a critical part of your wedding-day look, for you as well as for your bridesmaids.




And what about some nail art?  Creative nail art is a growing trend, embraced by almost everyone, including celebrities such as Zooey Deschanel, and of course extending to manicures for brides on their wedding day.

The right nail color can take your wedding-day look to glamorous new heights. And though you may want to save the bevy of funky new nail art styles for your bachelorette party, adding pizzazz to a classic—the ever-elegant French manicure—offers the perfect compromise. It is always on-trend, has as much versatility as it has class, and guess what? Switching up the colors or materials (think appliqués and glitters), can make it feel brand new and oh-so you. Whether you want to add a little sparkle or a bold splash of color, our favorite new takes on the French mani are flattering, fun, and provide the perfect complement your engagement ring.

Not into nail art? The original French manicure is back in a big way, too. To make it feel more modern (and to avoid copping Snooki’s look), opt for a short, rounded tip, use a very light pink or sheer nude as your base, and add just a sliver of white.

Check out these 10 cool nail designs to try this fall, from Stay Glam:

Summer is going by so fast, but part of us is looking forward to all those little things that come with the autumn season: crunchy leaves, cozy sweaters, leather jackets, steamy beverages, and of course, pumpkin-flavored everything.

When it comes to nail trends, fall is all about going dark and bold. Darker shades of brown, green, purple, and red are popular choices for fall nail art. September 23 is almost here, so it’s time to swap out our bright, summery nail colors for moodier ones. Our list will give you plenty of chic nail design ideas. Enjoy!




1. DARK BACKGROUND + COLORFUL LEAVES

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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This nail design makes us excited to see summer go!

2. GLITTER GRADIENT DESIGN

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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Update a boring nude base with a sparkly gradient effect. The glitter nail polish is SinfulColors in “Pumpkin Spice”. The shade is very similar to China Glaze’s “Electrify”.

3. COPPER GLITTER DESIGN

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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Products used: SinfulColors “Black on Black”, Julep “Jane” and Sally Hansen “Invisible”.

4. GLITTER & LEAVES

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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It’s time to say bye-bye to your favorite summer hues! Products used: Picture Polish “Malt Teaser” and China Glaze “I’m not Lion”. Use acrylic paint for leaves.

5. GRADIENT NAIL DESIGN

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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The neutral base is Loaded Lacquer in “No Shirt”, the leaves were created using acrylic paint and topped with Seche Vite’s dry fast top coat. The gradient effect is topped with China Glaze’s “Golden Enchantment”.

6. PUMPKIN ACCENT NAIL

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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To get the look, apply one coat of China Glaze’s “Zombie Zest”, then draw a pumpkin on your accent nail using acrylic paints.

7. ACORN NAIL DESIGN

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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There is no fall without acorns. The base nail polish is Revlon Parfumerie “Balsam Fir”. The best part? It has an irresistible scent!

8. COLORFUL LEAVES + WHITE BACKGROUND

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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Use a nail art brush and acrylic paint for leaves. The base nail polish is Essie in “Sand Tropez”. Finish the look with OPI’s matte top coat.

9. SUNFLOWER NAIL DESIGN

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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Products used: OPI “Over the Taupe” (thumb and ring finger), OPI “Black Cherry Chutney” (index and pinkie finger) and China Glaze “I Herd That” (middle finger).

10. SEQUINS + FALL TREE

Cool Nail Design to Try This Fall

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Pair a sparkly base with an autumn tree for an ultimate fall nail design. The base nail polish is Essie in “Hors d’Oeuvres”.