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21 Fall Nail Designs You'll Love

Welcome the warmer hues of fall with this collection of 21 fall nail designs. With seasonal motifs like harvest fruits and colors that rival the prettiest scenic drives, you'll be right on trend for fall.

The New Chevron

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Put a new spin on last season's chevron with this glittering nail design by Dressed Up Nails. Gold sparkle and a different polish on each digit update the look.

Photo: Dressed Up Nails

Marble Mani

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Natacha, the blogger behind The Glossy, says this no-water marbled design might be her favorite nail look yet, and we have to agree: She does fall jewel tones best with this mani. The vampy hues and smokelike swirls make it ideal for the nail addict who wants to celebrate Halloween without painting blood drips (too goth!) or jack-o'-lanterns (too cute!) on her nails.

Photo: The Glossy

Glitter Gradient

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Love Varnish captures the aesthetic of tons of autumn leaves falling to the ground. While we like fall nail designs that take the leaf look literally, there's something more ethereal about this glitter gradient version.

Photo: Love Varnish

Glitter Rays

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If you prefer your glitter polish in a sunburst, this design by Deez Nailz is for you. Give the glitter a fall feel by silhouetting it against a dark, moody hue.

Photo: Deez Nailz

Framed

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If you're bored with the French tip, try its cousin—the framed mani. Red Hair and Black Nail Polish says this fall nail design looks best on round nails. We love the Egyptian feel of these digits.

Photo: Red Hair and Black Nail Polish

Stained Glass

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Inspired by stained glass, these gel-esque polishes (all from Zoya's appropriately named Gloss Collection) come together perfectly in this mani. The Manicurator says these lacquers are so shiny you don't even need a topcoat.

Photo: Manicurator

Fishnets and Gloss

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, a high-gloss finish makes an already-vampy hue extra seductive. Add fishnet detailing like Daily Something for an even more sultry style.

Photo: Daily Something

Black Dots

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If you are partial to pastels, make them fall-worthy with a black dot mani. Miss LadyFinger does it right with this fall take on the French tip.

Photo: Miss LadyFinger

Bejeweled

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The only things more on trend than jewel tones for fall nail designs are real jewels. Ida-Marian Kynnet adds orange jewels, crystals, and beads to make a simple black mani luxe.

Photo: Ida-Marian Kynnet

An Apple a Day

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The only thing better than an apple on your teacher's desk? The fruit on your nails. Steffels' nail look brings the summer fruit nail trend flawlessly into fall.

Photo: Steffels

Autumn Nights

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Get the look of the autumn night sky in one polish with this fall nail design tutorial by The PolishAholic. This dark, romantic mani gives all the sparkle in just a few quick, easy coats.

Photo: The PolishAholic

Refined Animals

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Turn summer's animal print into a fall nail design favorite with amkuch15's tonal nail art. She mixes matte and glossy to keep the print sophisticated.

Photo: amkuch15

The Golden Age

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Forget leaving the brights behind in August. Take a note from Nailed It's fall nail art and create a colorful design with gold, purple, and gray hues.

Photo: Nailed It

Tribal

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Turn this summer's tribal manicure into a fall nail look with clean lines and demure colors. Melcisme adds studs for a little edge on the refined nail art.

Photo: Melcisme

Gold Leaf

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This fall nail design by Duck Duck Gander has no shortage of sparkle. If you have a steady hand, free-handing the leaves is a breeze. If you're a bit shaky or looking for a faster mani, try a nail decal and a coat of glitter polish.

Photo: Duck Duck Gander

Snakeskin

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Bring summer's snakeskin obsession into fall with this jewel tone mani. Use Chalkboard Nails' trick—lace as a stencil!—to paint the perfect snakeskin. This statement style will make all your fall outfits look chic.

Photo: Chalkboard Nails

Inverse Moon Mani

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Put an unexpected spin on the half-moon mani with a few inverted digits. Extra points if you take a note from this fall nail look by Majikbeenz Nails and add gold sparkle and a high-shine topcoat.

Photo: Majikbeenz Nails

Gel Gradient

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If you are more of a gel manicure girl, Nail in the Coffee uses the Red Carpet Manicure Gel Polish Starter Kit to achieve long-lasting fall nail designs. If her first attempt is this vampy gradient, we can't wait to see what she does next!

Photo: Nail in the Coffee

Golden Half Moons

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Gold-and-black is a no-fail combo for fall nail designs. Viva La Daisy makes the look fresh with the high-gloss finish of this half-moon mani.

Photo: Viva La Daisy

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