20 Simple Fall Nails Trends Everyone Will Want to Copy in 2023!

by Stephanie Yankova

Are you starting to feel the autumn vibes creeping in? The leaves are turning brown, the wind is getting colder, and the days are getting shorter. This means only one thing – it’s time to cozy up! Grab a cup of pumpkin-spiced latte and give yourself a well-deserved self-care day! A new season calls for a new manicure, and we’ve got the latest and most fabulous designs right at your fingertips! Find inspiration for your next manicure with these elegant ideas for simple fall nails!

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What Nail Colors Are Best for Fall?

The fall nail polish color palette embodies the typical colors of the season that we see in nature. Some of the most popular shades used during this period of time are in fact inspired by the colors of the fallen leaves, such as:

  • burgundy
  • crimson red
  • burnt orange
  • ochre yellow
  • desert sand
  • almond brown
  • chocolate brown
  • dark sea green 
  • sage green
  • eggplant 
  • navy blue

Read also: September Nail Colors 2023: TOP 6 End of Summer Manicure Shades to Try Right Now!

Simple Fall Nails Ideas 2023

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Nothing says autumn quite like a burnt orange manicure! It’s playful, vibrant and will sit beautifully against your freshly tanned skin! To keep it simple and classy, instead of applying the nail polish on your whole nail bed, you can opt for a colorful short French tip manicure!

Read also: Pumpkin Spice Nails – 30 Delicious Ideas for Fall 2023!

Tricolor Mismatched Fall French Tips

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I’m someone who hardly ever gets my nails done in just one color. However, I do enjoy minimalist designs, and coming up with something that’s subtle yet eye-catching is quite difficult. Well, it’s safe to say that this mismatched French manicure has caught my attention for all the best reasons! It incorporates beautifully two classic autumn shades – sand and burgundy – with a touch of pastel blue that gives it a slight summer touch. If you want an elegant yet bold and absolutely unique transitional season nail design – this is it!

Iridescent Chrome Curve Nail Design

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The metallic manicure hype is far from being over, so brace yourselves, babes, because we’re yet to see a big wave of fall chrome nails coming in hot! If you want your nails to have an edgy, yet subtle design that will easily suit any outfit and occasion, this might just be it! The abstract curve design first became popular thanks to Vanessa Hudgens who rocked it so gracefully at the recent MET Gala. A few months later, we’re still not over it and if you haven’t given it a try yet, this is your chance!

Read also: TOP 20 Square Chrome Nails Design Ideas We Can’t Wait to Try in Fall 2023!

Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails

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Thank you, Hailey Bieber, for blessing us with one of the best manicure trends we’ve ever tried – the glazed donut! If you want to give your plain manicure just a little bit of zhuzh, simply buff some chrome powder on top of your favorite nail polish color, and voilà! My absolute favorite color to wear during the fall is deep chocolate brown, so this glazed donut version is definitely getting at the top of my list!

Burnt Orange and Burgundy Ombre

burnt orange burgundy ombre simple short fall nails 2023

Just because autumn is coming it doesn’t mean you can’t have bold, vibrant nails anymore! These rich shades of burnt orange and burgundy make the perfect ombre combination for a fiery fall manicure!

Read also: 20 Fabulous Fall Ombre Nails Designs to Welcome the New Season in 2023

Copper Glitter Reverse French Manicure with an Olive Green Base

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Olive green is one of the most stunning nail polish colors that flatters literally every skin tone! It’s chic, minimalist and gives your hands a refined appearance. To elevate this nail polish even further you can a touch of glitter by incorporating a subtle reverse French design in golden brown or copper.

Dark Green Velvet Fall Nails

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Another stunning trick you can try to elevate a green manicure is to apply a velvet effect top coat. This way you’ll get this stunning iridescent effect that allows your nails to change color depending on the angle at which the Sun hits them! For the best results choose a velvet top coat in a color that’s close to that of the nail polish underneath. In this case that would be green or blue.

More Stunning Simple Fall Nails to Try in 2023

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White, Beige, and Brown Minimalist Swirly Nail Design 

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Matte Mocha Nails with a Glossy French Tip

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Mismatched Muted Fall-Inspired Nail Polish Colors

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Muted Orange Glazed Donut Fall Manicure 

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Minimalist Short Fall Nails Design with Black Dots

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Simple Short Fall Nails Design with a Milky White Base, Brush Strokes and Black Paint Splatter 

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Simple Short Squoval Red Micro French Tip Nails Design

red micro french tips simple short fall manicure ideas

Gold Chrome Ombre French Manicure on Short Oval Nails

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Ochre Yellow and Chocolate Brown Abstract Swirly French Manicure 

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Minimalist Black and White Abstract French Manicure Design

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Angled Half-Matte Half-Glossy Burgundy French Manicure 

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Brown Gradient Mismatched French Manicure

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