The 15 Best Nail Art Trends to Try Right Now (Don't Worry, They're Super Easy to DIY)

Foliage! Snakeskin! Our favorite nail art bloggers took inspiration from the season's coolest motifs to create 13 perfect-for-fall manicures

Tribal Nail Art

Nail art superstar Victoria (aka Manicurator) chose a chic palette of pumpkin, gunmetal and magenta for her take on the hot tribal pattern trend.


V-Effect Nail Art

Our talon-inspired design is as fierce and sexy as a killer pair of stilettos, but much easier to wear!

Snakeskin Nail Art

Jewel-like emerald and smoldering oxblood combine in this reptilian mani from Chalkboard Nails. The best part: Unlike a bag, snakeskin nails cost only pennies—and no animals are harmed.


Ikat Nail Art

Jess of Lacquology used striping polish and q-tips to whip up this seriously stylish ikat nail art. It’s perfect for world travelers—or anyone with a bohemian bent.


Block of Gold

The Dainty Squid

These stunningly simple nails from Kaylah of The Dainty Squid remind us of early autumn sunlight—and the toffee-yellow base color is fresh and unexpected.


Racing Stripe Nail Art

Sporty details (think shrunken jerseys, team numbers and racing stripes) are a strong fall trend, and translate beautifully into nail art.

Sparkling Sunset Nail Art

Nail artist Polly Polish layered intense gold sparkle (a mix of glitter and glequins) over rich orange-red foil. The result: High-carat haute couture for our nails!


Autumn Stripes Nail Art

Combining chartreuse, persimmon, brick and gold, these sparkly striped nails from Nail Nerd are like little autumn-themed rainbows for your fingers!


Copper Lace Nail Art

Proving lacy looks don’t have to be pastel to be pretty, The Nailasaurus stamped coppery designs onto almost-black nails.


Seismograph Nail

Blogger Maegan Tintari mixed three shimmering shades to create an unusually avant-garde pattern—it’s reminiscent of the lines on an earthquake meter!


Dripping Nail Art

This seductive mani starts with French tips in oxblood red, and finishes with dripped details any vampire would love.

Outline Nail Art

A far cry from summer’s playful looks, these outlined, studded nails from Syl and Sam mean business (and help us delay our craving for a new studded handbag.)



Stained Glass Nail Art

Magenta and eggplant are autumn’s biggest shades—Pantone calls the colors “Vivacious” and “Acai,” and this design from Manicurator swirls them into a stunning autumn melange.


Foliage Nail Art

Watch the colors change…on your nails! We’re smitten with this intricate design created by Chelsea of The Nail Network. To get the look, follow her tips for sponging on the leaves and painting on the branches.


Apple Nail Art

Elizabeth of Did My Nails brought fall’s most quintessential crop—apples—to life in this charming, matte-textured manicure.



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