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Tribal-Inspired Nail Art Design Perfect for Fall

Fall is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a new nail art design? This tribal-inspired print brings together your favorite fall shades and a trendy pattern to create an original nail design anyone can do!


Autumn colors are everywhere now; some of my favorite nail polishes for the season are dark reds and browns. They're perfect for nail art and also leave you looking sophisticated and ready for a party. Autumn shades and tribal prints work well together in terms of colors and tone, not to mention that patterns are more popular than ever this year, especially in nail art. This design encapsulates both autumn and the tribal trend by mixing the two elements together for a simple and easy-to-create look. Follow these steps to create this look for yourself, and get ready to enjoy the season before winter hits!

You will need a deep red base coat, a striping brush, white nail polish or acrylic paint, nail polish in two fall colors, a dotting brush (optional), and a topcoat.


1. Paint your nails with your deep red base coat (I used OPI Scores a Goal.)

2. Using a striping brush and white nail polish (I used China Glaze - White on White) or acrylic paint, thinly paint two lines across your nails. You can change where you place the two lines from one nail to another, or you can keep them in the same position.


3. Draw triangles by painting a zigzag shape between the lines.

4. Fill in the triangles with your choice in colors (I used OPI A Great Opera-tunity and OPI Tiramasu for Two), and then touch up any white that may need a redo. To make sure it's precise, use a nail art detailing brush. You may want to have more than one line of pattern on your nails, but I liked the simplicity of just one pattern.


5. Using the tip of your brush or a dotting tool, paint dots along one edge of your pattern. Finish off with a topcoat (I used Seche Vite) to seal in your design and make your nail art last.

Want more tutorials like this one? Check out some of Alice's other nail art designs on her blog, One Nail to Rule Them All.

Alice Sanderson

Hi! I'm Alice, I'm 19 years old and I'm in my second year studying history at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. I've been doing nail art for about three years, having started in order to stop myself from biting my nails. I used to think of nails as a backup to my degree, but now I’m not so sure!

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