Shorter days, halloween and fireworks… that can only mean one thing – it’s Autumn! And with this season comes beautiful warm tones and orange hues that you can use in your autumn nail art designs.

So, whether you’re a nail tech looking for new designs or you simply want some inspo for your next nail appointment – we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 of the hottest autumn nail art designs for you to try this year.

#1 CHOCOLATE MARBLE

When it comes to autumn nail art, you can’t go wrong with brown tones. This gorgeous marble take on Autumn hues creates a unique effect that’s bound to grab attention!

 

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#2 ABSTRACT AUTUMN

Explore your edgy side by combining abstract nail art with autumn colours. We LOVE how this set also chucks in a little leopard print for good measure.

 

 

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#3 3-DIMENSIONAL

2D nails are sooo last year, right? Really bring your autumn nail art to life with 3D acrylic and make your designs pop! These beautiful flowers make this mani stand out from the crowd.

 

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#4 BUTTERFLY BABY

We couldn’t write an autumn nail blog without giving a nod to our own talented team. The butterfly trend has been super hot this year and you can easily take it into Autumn by using warm tones –ย  so cute!

 

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#5 SHORT AND SWEET

It’s time to refine your artistic skills as realism is all the rage this autumn. Super detailed nail art is the order of the day – like this impressive vine painting.

 

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#6 MATTE OMBRE

Say goodbye to gloss and hello to muted matte nudes. A simple ombre across the nails with autumn colours can create a stunning effect like this one.

 

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#7 MOO-VE OVER SUMMER

Take animal prints into autumn by combining them with orange and brown tones. We’re thinking cow, leopard and croc print…

 

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#8 TARTAN

Is there a print more synonymous with the colder seasons than tartan? Experiment with different colours like this pretty pink set to give a subtle nod to autumn.

 

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#9 AUTUMN GLAM

If you like to stand out from the crowd, glitter is definitely an option. Combine bright colours with stiletto nails and you’ll create a mani that no one will forget.

 

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#10 DOGTOOTH

At this time of year you’re probably digging out your big winter coats and jackets. Match your nails with your outfit with these super cute dogtooth tips.

 

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#11 AUTUMN… BUT MAKE IT FASHION

If you live life on the boujee side, why not express that through your nails? Take this year’s A/W fashion trends and print them onto your mani!

 

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#12 ALL THE LEAVES ARE BROWN…

You can’t have autumn nail art without incorporating leaves – after all that’s what this season’s all about. How cute are these pointed shorties?

 

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#13 BACK TO BLACK

Explore your darker side this autumn with black nails. If you’re new to a black mani, maybe test the water by painting an accent nail to make your set *pop*.

#14 KEEP IT NATURAL

Nudes are definitely an autumn fave, so keep your mani understated. Take inspo from this cool outline mani that incorporates brown nudes.

#15 ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Our expert nail tech, Nicola, knows how to pull off autumn nail art with this beautiful warm set. Oranges are the perfect way to add colour but also stay on trend with the season.

#16 KEEP IT COSY

If you can’t bear to let go of colour, swap out your usual faves for darker versions. For example, this gorgeous ballerina set uses warmer pinks and deep purples, rather than summer corals.

 

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#17 BROWN BEAUTY

Warm browns give off the perfect autumn vibe. Plus, you don’t need to go extravagant with your nail art as the colours speak for themselves!

 

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#18 SUPER LONG

Make those understated hues stand out by going extra long with your nails. We’re crushing on this beaut ballerina set that incorporates different nude shades for super cool vibes.

 

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#19 AUTUMN TIPS

Add some va va voom to your french manicure by exchanging the white tips for autumn shades. We love this brown ombre set.

 

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#20 HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

Take your autumn nail art to new heights with hand painted clouds. Remember, you don’t always have to use darker colours during autumn and winter.

Want to learn how to create amazing nail designs like the ones here? Sign up to Posh Look’s Level 3 Nail Technology course and become a professional nail tech! Find out more on our training page.