Fall is the perfect season to experiment with different nail designs and colors. Whether you want to go for a classic look or try something new and trendy, there are plenty of options to choose from. In this article, we will show you some of the best DIY fall nail designs for 2023, inspired by the latest runway trends and nail experts’ tips. You don’t need to spend a fortune at the salon or buy expensive nail art tools to achieve these looks. All you need are some basic nail polish colors, a matte top coat, and some creativity. Let’s get started!
01 Frosted Metallics
Metallic nails are always a good choice for fall, but this year, they get a fresh update with a matte finish. This gives them a frosted look that is chic and cool. To create this design, you will need a metallic nail polish in your favorite metal color (silver, gold, or rose gold) and a matte top coat. Apply two coats of the metallic polish and let it dry completely. Then, apply an even layer of the matte top coat and watch the magic happen. You will still get a subtle shimmer from the metallic color, but the matte effect will give it a brushed metal look that is very trendy for fall.
02 Hot Chocolate Nails
If you love cozy vibes and warm colors, you will love this nail design. Hot chocolate nails are all about rich brown shades that remind you of your favorite fall drink. This color is versatile and classic, and it complements all skin tones and nail shapes. To create this design, you will need a chocolate brown nail polish and a matte top coat. Apply two coats of the brown polish and let it dry completely. Then, apply an even layer of the matte top coat to give it a smooth and velvety finish. You can also add some white dots or swirls to mimic whipped cream or marshmallows if you want to make it more fun.
03 Duo Finish French
French manicures are timeless and elegant, but they can also be boring and predictable. To spice up your French tips for fall, try adding some contrast with different finishes. You can use both a shiny top coat and a matte top coat to create a French over a solid color. This especially looks great over darker shades like black, burgundy, or navy blue. To create this design, you will need a dark nail polish, a clear polish, a shiny top coat, a matte top coat, and some tape or stickers. Apply two coats of the dark polish and let it dry completely. Then, apply a clear polish over the entire nail and let it dry slightly. Next, use tape or stickers to create a thin line near the tip of your nail. Apply the shiny top coat over the tip and remove the tape or stickers carefully. Finally, apply the matte top coat over the rest of your nail.
04 Classic Red
You can never go wrong with a classic red manicure for fall. Red is a bold and beautiful color that suits any occasion and mood. It also matches well with most fall outfits and accessories. To create this design, you will need a red nail polish and a shiny top coat. Apply two coats of the red polish and let it dry completely. Then, apply an even layer of the shiny top coat to give it some extra shine and protection. You can also add some gold accents or glitter to make it more festive.
05 Gunmetal Gray
Gray is another versatile and trendy color for fall nails. It can be edgy or sophisticated, depending on how you style it. One of the best ways to wear gray nails for fall is to go for a gunmetal shade that has some metallic or shimmer elements. This gives your nails some dimension and interest without being too flashy. To create this design, you will need a gunmetal gray nail polish and a shiny top coat. Apply two coats of the gray polish and let it dry completely. Then, apply an even layer of the shiny top coat to enhance the metallic effect.
06 Lots of Layers
If you want to have some fun with your nails for fall, try layering different colors and textures to create unique combinations. You can mix and match different shades of the same color family, or go for contrasting colors that pop. You can also play with different finishes like matte, glossy, glittery, or metallic. The possibilities are endless! To create this design, you will need at least two different nail polishes in colors that you like, and any other embellishments that you want to add (glitter, studs, stickers, etc.). Start by applying one coat of your base color and let it dry slightly. Then, apply another coat of a different color over it in random strokes or patterns. Repeat this process with as many colors as you want until you achieve your desired look. You can also add some glitter, studs, stickers, or other embellishments on top of the layers to make them more fun and festive. Finish with a top coat to seal everything in place.
07 Chrome Sweet Chrome
Chrome nails are another way to rock metallic nails for fall. Chrome nails have a mirror-like finish that reflects light and creates a stunning effect. They are also very easy to create at home with some chrome powder and a gel polish. To create this design, you will need a gel polish in any color that you like, a chrome powder, a sponge applicator, and a UV or LED lamp. Apply two coats of the gel polish and cure each coat under the lamp. Then, apply a thin layer of the gel polish without curing it. Next, use the sponge applicator to dab the chrome powder over the wet gel polish until you cover the entire nail. Gently wipe off any excess powder with a soft brush or a tissue. Finally, apply another layer of the gel polish and cure it under the lamp.
These are some of the best DIY fall nail designs for 2023 that you can try at home. They are easy to do and they will make your nails look amazing for the season. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!