In this post I’ll show you the hottest fall nails for 2023 including skittle nails in fall hues, torties, simple natural nails, sweater nails and all the best colors trends to try this year. I hope you get inspired to treat yourself to a manicure this season. Read to the end to see one-of-a kind nails that no one else will have!
This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase using my link, I make a small commission –at no cost to you. Read the full disclosure here.
Are you looking for some cute fall nail ideas? Flowers, like daisies or little hearts on nails are very popular this year. I love the look of a flower or heart on a clear or light nail. Check out some inspiration below for some of the cutest nail designs this year.
IMAGE SOURCE | GLOSSY.STUDIOS
Try a floral design on a natural color nail to be on trend this year. For fall orange and white makes a pretty combination.
IMAGE SOURCE | TESSA.LYN.NAILS
This color pallet is what fall is all about. The mini hearts are a cute touch.
IMAGE SOURCE | GELSBYBRY
Nude nails with small flowers are one of the prettiest fall trends.
IMAGE SOURCE | MEGANRNAILS
For a pretty fall design try alternating brown nails with little flowers.
IMAGE SOURCE | NAILZKATKAT
Light pink and brown make an amazing fall color combo. The daisy accent nail is a flawless touch.
Let’s look at some of the hottest nail designs this year. These include abstract nails, pretty natural designs, retro nails and more. Check them out below.
IMAGE SOURCE | TESSALYNNAILS
This beautiful nail design is inspired by a painter’s pallet. It looks amazing in beautiful fall colors.
IMAGE SOURCE | TWILLDIDMYNAILS
Abstract nails are very hot this year. I love how they don’t show imperfections and you can get really creative with the design.
IMAGE SOURCE | TESSA.LYN.NAILS
Here’s another beautiful abstract design with a little swirl that I’ll definitely be copying this fall.
IMAGE SOURCE | WINK_AND_A_TWIRL
This black and white nail design is super fun. I’m loving the combo of the checkers and the smiley faces.
IMAGE SOURCE | _EMSGEMS
Retro nails are all the rage. The orange and red color scheme works perfectly for autumn.
IMAGE SOURCE | OLICAKE.NAILS
Create a pattern with your favorite fall hues and add some gold flakes for a stunning design.
There are certain fall nail designs that are just timeless and will never go out of style. Included are leopard print, plaid, dots, tortie nails, and swirls in beautiful fall hues. Check out the very best fall nail designs below.
IMAGE SOURCE | CARLY_SALON304
Leopard print is always going to look amazing in the fall with neutral colors like brown and black. This pattern looks great on short nails.
IMAGE SOURCE | ESTHETICS_KATIE
Plaid is another classic fall nail design. Choose one nail as an accent with the plaid design in your favorite fall hues.
IMAGE SOURCE | THEHOTBLEND
The swirl design is always stunning. For fall try browns, creams and white.
IMAGE SOURCE | STARFRUITNAILS
Polka dots and tortie nails are always a winning combination. Pair them with natural colors to complete your fall look.
Read on to check out some inspiration of the best fall nail colors. This year you’ll see a lot of shades of brown, orange, green and even black. Check out my favorites below.
IMAGE SOURCE | TOPCOAT_TONIC
Are you looking for the perfect fall multi-color combination? Try orange, green, and beige for a stunning combo.
IMAGE SOURCE | BOYCOTT_BORINGNAILS
Any shade of orange is in style this year. I’m obsessed with the amazing pumpkin cream color. The glazed finish sets if off!
IMAGE SOURCE | FUNDIPPEDMANI
Forest green is one of the hottest colors this fall. It pairs beautifully with this rose gold shard glitter.
IMAGE SOURCE | NAILSBYALSN
Chocolate brown is one of the most popular fall colors this year. It looks great both with a matte or a shiny finish.
Simple nail designs are very hot this year. Use light and natural colors with minimal accents to pull off the simple nail design. Find some inspiration with the beautiful simple nail ideas below.
IMAGE SOURCE | CLEANGIRLNAILS
Choose your favorite two fall colors for a simple beautiful fall manicure.
IMAGE SOURCE | TARYN.NAILS
This color combination of dark blue and teal would be stunning this fall. I’m loving this simple, pretty design.
IMAGE SOURCE | TESSA.LYN.NAILS
This is a simple and unique nail design with tiny dots in pretty fall hues.
IMAGE SOURCE | ALEKSANDRA_HERMAN
French tips in fall hues or a classic fall design is simple and stunning
One of my favorite fall nail trends are sweater nails. These remind you that it’s sweater weather and make you want to just get cozy in your favorite cable nit. You can try this look out on all of your nails, an accent nail or just the tips.
Even though it looks very complicated it’s not as hard as it looks. To create this look you’ll need gel nail polish, a detailed brush and a nail cleaning solution. Check out my favorite designs below for inspiration and then search Pinterest for a tutorial.
IMAGE SOURCE | NAILSYO_
You can try out the sweater design in multi-colors.
IMAGE SOURCE | TAYLORMADEBEAUTYCLE
Or just adding the design to the tips of your nails is a simple fun look.
IMAGE SOURCE | WOODS_STYLING
I also love the look of one sweater accent nail with some other fun fall patterns.
I love the trend I’m seeing a lot this year to mix and match your nails with all the fall patterns. Each nail will be a different pattern like leopard, tortoise shell, plaid, sweater knit, dots, stripes and a mix of your favorite autumn colors. Check out some of my favorite ideas below to copy this new style.
IMAGE SOURCE | MAKAILASMANIS
A couple of fall patterned nails with solids makes a pretty fall combo.
IMAGE SOURCE | MEGANRNAILS
Here's another beautiful combination with a tortie accent nail.
IMAGE SOURCE | THE_STAIR_WAY
Can't pick my favorite design in this group.
IMAGE SOURCE | THESWANKYNAIL
Yellow and black are a fun twist on the autumn color schemes.
I love the classic French manicure. Do you? I’m also loving the nails that have the French manicure with a little twist like autumn-colored tips. This looks amazing with a little pattern on the tip too. Check out my favorites below.
IMAGE SOURCE | NAILSBYMK_
This manicure is simple and yet unique at the same time.
IMAGE SOURCE | KUTICLEQUEEN
Try coffin nails with french tips in your favorite fall colors.
IMAGE SOURCE | CRAFTEDBYAPRINCE
This design is simple and classy.
IMAGE SOURCE | ZEENAILEDTIT
A polka dot design is always fun.
The skittle nail trend is wearing different colors on each of your nails. This works great in autumn with all of the gorgeous fall hues like oranges, reds, browns, and deep purples. Check out some ideas below to pull off the look.
IMAGE SOURCE | CILLAROSE.XO
Here is a beautiful design for short nails.
IMAGE SOURCE | PAULINASABILLON
These fall colors look pretty in a matte finish.
The tortoise shell nail trend started a couple of years ago and it’s still hot. Check out some of my favorite fall torties below and then steal the style for yourself.
IMAGE SOURCE | PORSHA_NAILEDIT
Fall is the best time to try out torties because the colors will accentuate with your fall wardrobe perfectly.
IMAGE SOURCE | CHERRYBOMB.NASHVILLE
For a more natural look try a French tip with a tortie pattern.
Brown is the perfect nail color for fall. It matches nicely with all the autumn hues in your wardrobe.
IMAGE SOURCE | MALINASNAGLAR
If you want to make a statement, try mixing finishes like shine, sparkle and matte or adding a design to one or more of your nails.
IMAGE SOURCE | NAILSBYMK
Retro design is all the rage right now.
I love the look of a little sparkle on one of your autumn-colored nails. Check out some of my favorite glitter accent nail ideas for fall below.
IMAGE SOURCE | _NERDMEETSBEAUTY
The most common nail to add sparkle to is your ring finger but mix it up and try it out on other fingers too.
IMAGE SOURCE | GINA_GLAM04
The lighter shades of fall hues look stunning with a little glitter.
The beautiful autumn leaves inspire so much of our fall fashion and décor. That’s why I love the idea of adding them to your nails. One or two accent nails would look amazing. Check out some ideas below to pull of the look.
IMAGE SOURCE | TEENZY
Short nails look cute with a little leaf pattern.
If you love the look of adding leaves to your nails check out the best sequins and decals to get you the look below.
LEAF NAIL DECALS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | 24 COLORS OF LEAF GLITTER NAIL SEQUINS
TWO | AUTUMN NAIL ART DECALS
THREE | 12 COLORS OF GLITTER LEAVES
FOUR | MAPLE LEAF ART DECALS
Shades of red look amazing on fall nails. Shades like burgundy, maroon and wine colors are hot this season. I love them because they remind me of the beautiful fall leaves. Check out some ideas below to pull off the fall red shades.
IMAGE SOURCE | TIFFANYABBIGAILEBEAUTY
Reverse French nails look hot in this shade of burgundy.
IMAGE SOURCE | LIGHTSLACQUER
Burnt brick red is a bold choice in fall.
You can’t talk about fall nails without Halloween nails. This’s the perfect way to show you’re love for this holiday. There are tons of fun, playful and spooky nail ideas to try. Check out some of my favorite ideas below.
IMAGE SOURCE | PAINTSTLOUIS
This skeleton nail design would be fun for Halloween.
IMAGE SOURCE | CLAWANDDAGGER
The witch shaped nails are perfect for Halloween.
IMAGE SOURCE | SAMELLISONBEAUTY
IMAGE SOURCE | STUDIOBARINAILS
These would be an easy and cute nail design.
IMAGE SOURCE | GLAMBYMARI26
If hand painting the Halloween nails is not in your wheel house no worries there are tons of Halloween nail stickers and decals that’ll give you the same look. Check out where to get them below.
HALLOWEEN NAIL STICKERS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | HALLOWEEN NAIL STICKERS
TWO | GLOW IN THE DARK NAIL DECALS
THREE | 1500 PIECE HALLOWEEN NAIL ART
FOUR | SPOOKY NAIL STICKERS
As you’re transitioning from the bright colors that you tried this summer there’s something refreshing about an all-black manicure. It pairs perfectly with your chunky boots and big sweaters. Check out some ideas for black fall nails below.
IMAGE SOURCE | OVERGLOWEDIT
IMAGE SOURCE | OPI_PROFFESSIONALS
If you love this color it’s OPI black onyx and you can find it here.
IMAGE SOURCE | XPAULINEE_
A few black nails with a pop of color is really hot right now.
Animal print will always be a fun fall nail trend. Cow print and leopard never go out of style. Try it on tips or an accent nail if you’re not ready to go full on animal print. Check out the best ideas below to add a little animal print to your nails this fall.
IMAGE SOURCE | BMB_NAILS
Add a little gold foil to really set the animal print nails off.
If you love the cow print nails there are tons of easy options here.
IMAGE SOURCE | LACQUERDBYASHLEY
Leopard is always a favorite for fall.
If you love leopard print nails but are not artistic here are some options for you to steal the look.
When I think of those fall neutral colors I think of soft beiges, tans and light brown. If you like a simpler neutral nail then try one of these colors for fall.
IMAGE SOURCE | DGNAILS_STUDIO
IMAGE SOURCE | _PO_PROSTU_KASIA
I love green nails year round and during fall those deep greens are hot! If you love them too check out some inspiration below.
IMAGE SOURCE | NAILPOLISHFORALL
If you love this color it’s Things I’ve Seen Aber-Green and you can find it here.
IMAGE SOURCE | MARINAMCAVOY
If you like the natural look but want to take it up a notch try adding a little color or design to your tips. This works with natural and acrylic nails and no matter the length. Check out some examples below.
IMAGE SOURCE | STUDIOALPHIE
IMAGE SOURCE | MAKKYLAWSON
IMAGE SOURCE | _NAILSBYJULES
Matte is a really cool fall look. It just give those sophisticated but yet chill vibes at the same time. Plus, it looks hot in all the dark fall colors. See what I mean with the gorgeous matte nails below.
IMAGE SOURCE | JENLOUMEREDITH
IMAGE SOURCE | JULIEANNMETZGER
If you really want your nails to stand out try a little swirl pattern. This is one of the hottest trends right now, it gives your nails a retro feel and it looks amazing in those fall hues. Check out some of my favorite swirl nails below.
IMAGE SOURCE | MAGGIECURLEW
Marble nails in the beautiful Autumn color palette will give you all the fall feels. Check out what I mean below.
IMAGE SOURCE | NAILSBYJOANNAA
What says fall like plaid? You’re wearing your favorite flannels and plaid accessories so take your style up a notch by adding this fun print to your nails too! Check out some cute ideas below and then try it out yourself.
IMAGE SOURCE | DIANAS.NAIL.ART
IMAGE SOURCE| NAILSANDSTUFF_HERE
IMAGE SOURCE | PBLNAILS
Do you want to have those fall nails that no one else has? Ever think of trying hand painted abstract faces or how about delicate butterflies on fall tips. Check out some inspiration below to set your nails apart from all others.
IMAGE SOURCE | NAILS.WAX.LASH.TAN
IMAGE SOURCE | SHAYSLAYSNAILS_
Now that you’ve got all the fall vibes if you want to do some DIY gel nails check out below the fall gel nail polish sets that I’m obsessed with right now.
AUTUMN GEL POLISH SETS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | PUMPKIN SPICE GEL POLISH SET
TWO | MODELONES FALL GEL POLISH SET
THREE | BEETLES 20 PIECE GEL POLISH KIT COZY CAMPFIRE
FOUR | EARTH TONE GEL COLLECTION MATTE & GLOSSY
FIVE | YELLOW ORANGE GLITTER FALL GEL NAIL POLISH SET
I also wanted to show you the best fall colors for regular nail polish. Check them out below.
FALL NAIL POLISH | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | SUZI NEEDS A LOCH-SMITH BY OPI
TWO | BOYS BE THISTLE-ING AT ME BY OPI
THREE | MUSTARD BY CHINA GLAZE
FOUR | RED ORANGE & COPPER SHIMMER BY ILNP
FIVE | CLIFFSIDE KARAOKE BY OPI
SIX | QUEEN OF HEARTS BY REVLON
So, now you’ve seen the hottest fall nails for 2023 including sweater nails, tortoise shell, plaid, leopard print, plus, all the beautiful autumn shades. Hope you got inspired to try something new and fun this season. If you loved this post, give it a share on your favorite social!
If you liked this post, you should also check out...
Nail Designs 2023 (59 Art, Color & Shape Ideas)
77 Fun Christmas Nails to Copy in 2023
The Latest Fall Outfits That You Need in Your Closet