Just as you might want to incorporate shades of burgundy, olive, camel, and mustard into your clothing choices, the same colors can work wonders for your autumn manicures. After all, your manicure is quite possibly your number one accessory, as it’s one beauty statement that’s everlasting—well, for a week or two (or three, if you’re lucky).
While you could absolutely paint your nails any one of these shades and call it a day, we implore you to get a bit more creative to really embrace the transitional element of the season. So, instead of opting for a single shade, consider tying a few into one stunning ombré nail look.
Whatever your preference, ahead you’ll find more than a dozen of our favorite takes on fall ombré nail designs, from traditional ombrés to modern gradient-style manicures. Keep reading to find your ultimate nail inspo for the weeks and months ahead.
Burnt Orange Ombré
If you feel confident in your DIY ombré nail abilities (or if you have your manicurist on speed dial to bring your nail looks to life), check out this impeccable seasonal fade. We love how the transition is inverted from nail to nail.
Shades of orange and yellow combine for a seriously sweet pumpkin pie-inspired nail look. For the ultimate orange worthy of your collection, check out OPI's Nail Lacquer in Have Your Panettone and Eat it Too ($10).
To mimic Amy Le's impeccable nailfie, be sure to touch up your edges, apply a high-shine topcoat, and hydrate your cuticles and hands (these days, we're loving Olive & June's The Serum Set ($32), which features not only hand serum but cuticle serum, too).