Fall nails roundup: cute manicure ideas to try this season

Some of my very most FAQs are about my nails! Any time I get my nails done I get tons and tons of DMs about it. What color is that? What did you do for you nails? How did you do that? ALL the questions. So I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of all the fall nails from Team Mint Arrow!

Nude + Pop of Cheetah


I live for a nude nail year round! The perfect nude is so incredibly versatile and classic no matter the season. But animal print is having a MAJOR moment and going absolutely crazy. At my last nail appointment I pulled up a picture of some cheetah shoes that I LOVE and used them as inspiration for my ring finger nail.

fall nails inspo
fall nail ideas
fall manicure inspo
Essie Polish Picked Perfect
Black Cheetah Print Dots

Matte Black


Matte black is a fall manicure staple for me. As soon as it starts to turn fall or feel Fall I love to go for matte black nails. For me I go with matte versus glossy when it comes to my black, because I feel like it softens it, which I really like! I typically do matte black right at the beginning of fall and then again right before Halloween.

matte black nails

Pumpkin Spice


I was in Maui when Corrine invited us to participate in this fall nail roundup so my inspiration was Pumpkin Spice in Paradise! It doesn't feel like traditional fall at all in Hawaii so I thought it would be fun to pumpkin spice up my nails with a creamy taupe on most of my fingers and a pop of burnt orange on two accent nails.

pumpkin spice nails
fall nails
Chisel Nail Art (Solid 90)
Chisel Nail Art (Solid 3)
OPI Nail Lacquer, Coconuts Over OPI
OPI Nail Lacquer, Suzi Needs A Loch-Smith

Purple + a Pattern


Purples in the fall feel fun and I really love a jewel tone. I went with the same colors on each hand, but picked a different pattern to mix it up. I kept the majority of the nail neutral with a lighter shade so that the darker color would stand out a little bit more.

patterned nails
patterned manicure
Gelixir in Old Mauve, similar: Essie Shearling Darling
Gelixer in Natural Wood, similar: Essie Go Go Geisha!

Fall Lite


I am a super simple girl when it comes to nails and I typically stick to one solid color. It was fun for me to mix it up with this manicure and incorporate all the fall colors, but not got too far out of my comfort zone with a busy pattern!

fall nails
fall color palette nails
fall color palette nails
(green) Presto Color Gel 111 attacca, similar: OPI Suzi
(orange) Luxa Gel Color in Cashmere, similar: Essie Rust Worthy
(white) Presto Color Gel SC-134, similar: OPI Funny Bunny Pearly White
(peach) Bio Seaweed Gel 277 Peach Tea, similar: OPI Crawfishin for a Compliment
(light nude/pink) Presto Color Gel 101 Ordinario similar: OPI Let Me Bayou A Drink

Perfectly Plum


Fall is my MOST favorite time of the year to get my nails done, because I absolutely love warmer tones. I chose this warm plum, which is a color I've never done before, and I am loving it!

plum nails
plum manicure
plum manicure
DC 044 Pepperwood, similar: OPI style unlimited

Pink + Animal Print


I'm usually very plain with my nails (pink ONLY) so this neutral riff on the leopard trend was the very best of both worlds! I absolutely love that I don't have to have super dark nails to evoke fall!

leopard nails
fall leopard nails
Essie Topless and Barefoot
OPI Be There in a Prosecco

Nailed It!

Are you feeling inspired by any of these fall nail trends? Do you have a fall nail trend that you love and want to share? If you go get a super fierce manicure (or already have one!) tag me on social at @mintarrow and use the hashtag #mintarrowmanicures so we can share all the nail inspo! I can't wait to see everybody's fun fall fingers!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 5 kids, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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