The top nail trends that you can expect to see everywhere this autumn (2023)

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    I have a confession to make. I love autumn. When all my friends and family are sat outside enjoying the summer months, I am on my sofa scrolling through Pinterest looking at pictures of pumpkin spice lattes and camel coats.

    It’s not just autumn fashion I love either, I’m all about the beauty trends, especially when it comes to autumn nails. You won’t catch me with a brightly coloured manicure anytime soon, give me all the brown and burgundy shades instead.

    That being said, I’ve spotted lots of new autumn nail trends over my Instagram feed recently, so I thought I would put together a guide to the most popular colours and designs, along with all the info you need on how to get the look.

    Keep on scrolling for some serious nail inspiration, and don’t forget to check out our guides to the best nail polish shades and the best nail salons in London while you’re here…

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    The top autumn nail trends 2022:

    1. Hailey Bieber nails

    If you’ve been on Instagram or TikTok lately, then you might have seen that the hashtag #haileybiebernails has been trending for a while, and I’m not mad about it. We all know that Hailey Bieber loves her skin to look like a “glazed donut”, and it seems that her nails are following suit.

    The pearly pink manicure seen on the star features an iridescent finish, and Hailey’s nail artist, Zola Ganzorigt, shared exactly how she created the look over on Instagram. She revealed that she used an OPI base coat, before applying OPI gel colour in ‘Funny Bunny’. After applying a top coat, she used the OPI Chrome Effects Powder in ‘Tin Man Can’ for that shiny finish.

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    OPI Nail Polish – Kyoto Pearl, £13.90 | Lookfantastic
    If you don’t have time to go to the salon, I recommend this polish by OPI. The pearlescent white nail lacquer gives your nails an iridescent shine, and I know that Hailey would approve.

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    2. Coffee colours

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    There’s nothing quite like that first sip of hot coffee on a cold morning, but why not make the moment even better by making sure your autumn nails match your drink? That’s right, coffee coloured nails are everywhere at the moment. In fact, Chanel’s nail artist, Betina Goldstein, just did the most autumnal manicure by applying different brown hues onto each nail. If you don’t fancy that, stick with a warm brown colour that will compliment any neutral outfit.

    Get the look:

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    Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour – Impulsion, £25 | Chanel
    This polish is used in Betina’s dreamy nail video, and I am obsessed with the coffee brown shade. Plus, the polish is long-wearing, extra-fine and ultra-shiny.

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    3. Animal prints

    Animal prints are making a comeback, and I’m not just talking about clothes. An animal print manicure is such a fun way to make a statement this autumn, and I am swooning over this monochrome design. As someone who struggles to paint their own nails, I will be leaving this one to the professionals, however if you do fancy giving it a go, check out my product recommendations below.

    Get the look:

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    Rimmel Super Gel – Black Obsession, £6.99 | Lookfantastic
    This jet black nail varnish is perfect for recreating the look. Apply with a thin brush like the one below for the perfect finish. My advice? Have some nail polish remover to hand, as it’s harder than it looks!

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    Manucurist Nail Art Brush, £16 | Cult Beauty
    This ultra-precise brush will help take your nail art to the next level. Staying true to the brand’s commitment to the environment, the handle is made from sustainably grown wood and the bristles are vegan.

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    4. Deep red shades

    This nail colour makes a comeback every single autumn, and I can totally see why. For me, a deep red mani is the easiest way to make your nails look picture perfect. Just check out this look created by MaxFactor nail expert, Iram Shelton. Iram uses the OPI Gel Polish in Malaga Wine, and all I can say is wow.

    If you’re wanting to recreate the look at home, I am loving this deep red polish by Dior. Two coats of this and you are ready to go.

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    Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer – Red Red, £25 | Dior
    My go-to deep red polish this autumn is this one from Dior. Not only is the bottle itself dreamy, but the new formula is infused with peony and pistachio extracts to care for your nails. Win win.

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    5. Colourful French tips

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    A French tip manicure will always be in style, but if you fancy switching it up, colourful French tips are everywhere at the moment. Celebrity nail artist Sreynin Peng just created this look on Madison Beer, and I will be taking the picture to my local nail salon ASAP. Although French tips can be hard to do at home, there are lots of nail stickers and false nails available to achieve the look in no time.

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    Elegant Touch False Nails – Hot Tip, £6.50 | ASOS
    These false nails offer a fun alternative to your classic French mani. My tip? Make sure to follow the application steps correctly to make them last as long as possible.

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    6. Y2K designs

    We all know by now that the Y2K trend is here to stay. I am seeing more and more Y2K inspired nails on my Instagram feed, like this incredible neon and butterfly design by Chi’s Nails in Covent Garden. For me, it’s the ideal way to incorporate the trend into my daily life, without having to grab my old crop top and low waisted jeans (they are a no from me).

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    7. Olive green colours

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    Selena Gomez wore olive green nail polish, so now I want to wear olive green nail polish. Nail artist to the stars, Tom Bachik, shared this picture of Selena’s nails on Instagram, and it’s safe to say that people went wild for it. I love these more muted colours for autumn, and am already shopping for olive green accessories to match my mani.

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    Essie Core Nail Polish 789 – Win Me Over, £7.99 | Boots
    I think this is the most perfect green coloured nail polish I have ever seen. Essie is known and loved for their glossy, full-coverages formulas, so I will be adding this to my basket ASAP.

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    8. Gems

    For those that love to be a bit more creative with their nails, I’ve got just the trend. Say hello to gems. After seeing this manicure on Lisa Potter-Dixon, even I was tempted to jazz things up a bit (and that’s coming from someone who has worn plain white nail polish for the last two months). I think I am going to have to give this a go for the festive season.

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    Off-White C/O Virgil Abloh Beauty Color Matter Nail Lacquer – Pixel, £28 | Selfridges
    Lets face it, this trend is best left in the hands of a pro. However, if you want to get a similar look from the comfort of your own home, a sparkly polish should do the trick.

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    FAQs

    What is the trend for nails in 2022? ›

    For 2022, Pinterest predicts that nail painted with dream-worthy designs inspired by nature will be all the rage. The company found that searches for galaxy nail art are up 115 percent since last year, geode nail art is up 200 percent, ocean nails 500 percent, desert nails 105 percent, and aurora nails 400 percent.

    What is the new nail color for 2022? ›

    When Pantone announced its 2022 color of the year, a dreamy blue-toned periwinkle, it was instantly evident that it would be the It nail color. This polish from Sally Hansen is a near-perfect match for the of-the-moment shade.

    What are nail Colours for autumn? ›

    Moody tones

    “I think we'll see trends moving towards the moodier tones and incorporating an accent of these colours whether all over, as a french tip, or nail art,” says Harriet. “We're seeing lots of the colours of nature for autumn-winter: the deep reds, taupes, browns, blacks and dark blues.

    What is the new nail trend called? ›

    You're Going to Be Seeing "Aura Nails" Everywhere This Fall, So Here's Some Inspo. Your nails and energy will officially be vibing in harmony. Manicures somehow always tend to reflect the energy flow we're in, whether it's through our choice of color, design, shape, or length.

    What is the color for fall 2022? ›

    According to this season's street stylers, the best fall fashion colors in 2022 are bright and beautiful, from head-to-toe oranges and zesty lime greens to classic autumnal browns and grays.

    What is the fall colors nail polish for 2022? ›

    Our top picks for the best fall nail colors of 2022:

    Mustard yellow nails for fall: OPI nail polish in Ochre to the Moon. “Glazed donut” nail trend for fall: Expressie Top Coat in Iced Out. Denim blue fall nails: Jinsoon nail polish in Sea Clay.

    What is the top color of the year 2022? ›

    Last but certainly not least, industry leader Pantone announced its color of the year for 2022 in early December. The selection was Very Peri, a perfectly purple blue shade of periwinkle.

    What colors are trending for winter 2022? ›

    The color trends range from bright colors like illuminating yellow and bright red to neutral hues like beige and gray. The must-have nuance will be green in the bright and lush “lawn” variant and in the more sober and refined “olive” shade.

    What color best represents autumn? ›

    The colors most associated with fall are orange, red, yellow and brown, inspired by the seasonal changing of leaves' colors as temperatures drop and daylight shrinks.

    What colour is trending for nails? ›

    "In general, warm, bright shades will be big in 2022—whether it's green, blue, orange or lilac," adds Boyce. Nails Inc. Vibrant blues are so chic right now.

    What is the best nail color that goes with everything? ›

    White Nails

    If you don't know how to wear white nail polish, don't fret, it's actually the easiest color to pair. White nails truly go with everything and make any color pop. If you're silently questioning “does white nail polish look good?”, the answer is yes.

    Is French nails out of style 2022? ›

    If you thought the French manicure was over, well, think again. Although the French manicure never really left, colorful remixes on the traditional art, which some are calling the American manicure, will still be going strong in 2022.

    Are white toenails in Style 2022? ›

    Summer 2022 Pedicure Trend: Bright White

    The trending color shows no signs of going anywhere this season, whether you use it for full coverage or to create an at-home french manicure.

    Are square nails out in 2022? ›

    The jackpot of buzzy fashion and beauty trends, the '90s and Noughties continue to influence pop culture in 2022 — with the latest re-emergence, square-shaped nails.

    What is the most popular style of nails? ›

    The 6 most popular nail shapes you need to know
    • 1 Oval/Almond. Try this one if: you like to keep it natural. ...
    • 2 Round. Try this one if: you want to lengthen shorter fingers. ...
    • 3 Square. Try this one if: you want a modern mani. ...
    • 4 Squoval. Try this one if: your nail beds are wide. ...
    • 5 Coffin. ...
    • 6 Stiletto.
    21 Oct 2021

    What is the most popular nail type? ›

    Round nails are the most common nail shape when it comes to manicures. If you're looking for something practical yet elegant, round nails extend only a tiny bit past your nail bed. Thus, you're strengthening your nails because they're less likely to break due to the shorter length.

    What shape nail is most popular? ›

    Round-Shaped Nails

    It's also the most popular nail shape: When they visit the salon, most women opt for this classic silhouette, Rose reveals.

    What styles are trending for fall 2022? ›

    9 Top Style Updates for Fall
    • Wider, looser jeans.
    • Loafers with attitude.
    • A wear-with-boots dress.
    • A leather or suede skirt.
    • A blue sweater.
    • A chic shirt-jacket.
    • A leggings replacement.
    • Real pants.
    8 Sept 2022

    What is out of style for fall 2022? ›

    CLOTHES OUT OF STYLE 2022

    High waisted jeans, high waisted pants, high waist tennis skirts, skater skirts, knit pants, skinny jeans, hoodie sets, short blazers, leggings, fur coats, cropped leather jacket, A-style mini dresses, and cold shoulders are some of the favourite clothes out of fashion for fall 2022.

    What is the color of 2022 and 2023? ›

    Viridian Green: PANTONE® 17-5126 TPX Viridian Green

    We are talking about a shade that is halfway between aqua green and green. So a green with blue ascendant. Both colors that make us think in some way of nature.

    What color nail polish does Jennifer Aniston wear? ›

    Rather, she sticks to a more traditional palette: pinks and reds with an occasional peach shade thrown into the mix if the weather's right. In an age where creative and intricate (often times expensive) nail art reigns, Aniston's simple, subtle manicures prove that minimalism is still in.

    What color toes do guys like? ›

    Red is best, pink is OK, but depending on what kind of pink it could be tacky. I personally preffer a metallic light pink. Orange, lilac, purple, brown and black are also ok. Even golden, silver (chrome) or pearlescent white nails can be very sexy with the right outfit.

    Is white a popular nail color for 2022? ›

    Color #1: Soft White

    "A clean, soft white that gives a sense of simplicity and inner peace will be big in 2022," shares celebrity manicurist Sigourney Nuñez.

    What does black nail polish mean on a girl? ›

    Black nail polish can symbolize different things. It represents confidence, it is mysterious and daring. People may also see it as an expression of their individuality.

    What is the most popular toenail color for summer 2022? ›

    6 Toenail Polish Colors Experts Predict Will Be Huge This Summer
    • Powder Blue. Lotion, Please! Dazzle Dry. ...
    • Bright Neons. Oh Snap. ORLY. ...
    • Maroon Brown. Liquid Glass Lacquer Bordeaux. Static Nails. ...
    • Bright Cherry Red. Kissu Miss You. Pear Nova. ...
    • Lilac. Do You Lilac It? OPI. ...
    • Periwinkle. essie Nail Polish Glossy Shine In Periwinkle Blue.
    8 Apr 2022

    Is GREY paint out for 2022? ›

    Overall, the most popular wall colors for 2022 are going to be your neutrals. Grays, whites, and even some beiges are being chosen by the majority of homeowners.

    What is the new color for 2023? ›

    Bright and cheery, Benjamin Moore's pick for 2023 color of the year is a vibrant red-orange called Raspberry Blush.

    Is beige coming back in 2022? ›

    Nature Tones

    This will culminate in 2022 with tones like taupes, beiges, biscuits, and mushrooms taking center stage, along with nature-inspired hues, particularly greens," says Wadden.

    What are fashion colors for fall 2022 2023? ›

    Fall / Winter 2022-2023 Colour Trends
    • Red Molten Lava and Lava Falls. A classic fall color, red tones are present in all the fashion weeeks of the season. ...
    • Tangerine Tones. ...
    • Yellow Spicy Mustard and Samoan Sun. ...
    • Abundant Green and Martini Olive. ...
    • Pastel Pink and Rose Violet. ...
    • Meadow Violet. ...
    • Blue Hues. ...
    • Gray.

    What are the fall colors for 2023? ›

    These colors are: Digital Lavender, the 2023 color of the year; Astro Dust, a mid-tone red; Galactic Cobalt, an intense, bright blue; Sage Leaf, a quiet green; and Apricot Crush, a mid-tone orange that's a bit brighter than a pastel. Clark adds that these colors are "transseasonal" and may carry over into 2024.

    What words describe autumn? ›

    • cozy.
    • crackling.
    • crisp.
    • crunchy.
    • deciduous.
    • earthy.
    • enchanting.
    • enjoyable.

    What emotion is autumn? ›

    Here's a simple example. While summer is associated with the the emotion of joy, autumn is associated with both courage and sadness.

    What things represent autumn? ›

    Autumn is at once symbolic of plenty, ripening, harvest, and abundance; and, at the same time, a symbol of decay, decline, old age, and even death, with associations of things being past their prime. To understand this we need to look at how writers have depicted autumn in poetry and other literature.

    What nail color do men like? ›

    Many guys are very fond of light pink nail polish, and it is one of their top picks. Light pink can be beautiful, aesthetically pleasing, professional, and timeless. It is not too bright and can be worn for any occasion or outfit.

    What nails look most professional? ›

    • Powerful Red. Classic red never fails to top any nail color list! ...
    • Nude Shades. Any brownish, pinkish beige nail color can be perfect for office. ...
    • Gray. Whether you'll opt for light or dark gray nail polish, it's still going to be work-appropriate. ...
    • Burgundy. ...
    • White. ...
    • French Manicure. ...
    • Earthy Green. ...
    • Pastels.
    28 Feb 2017

    What is the best nail color for older hands? ›

    If you have a lighter skin tone, the color would differ depending on how fair your skin is, but corals, greens, and red would be good for older hands because it draws attention to the nails. If you have darker toned skin, choose shades of orange, gold, and grey.

    Should toenails and nails match? ›

    Simply put, no – you mani and pedi doesn't have to match. Back in the day, it used to be mandatory to match the colour on your fingernails to your toes but, over the years this trend has become predictable and a little boring too.

    Are short or long nails in Style 2022? ›

    It's Official: Short Nails Are Making A Comeback In 2022. Good things come in small packages. While long nails in their various iterations — almond, coffin, and ballerina among others — will always be a staple of the beauty world, shorter nails might be a trend you resigned to your younger years.

    Are square or round nails in Style 2022? ›

    The jackpot of buzzy fashion and beauty trends, the '90s and Noughties continue to influence pop culture in 2022 — with the latest re-emergence, square-shaped nails.

    Are acrylic nails still popular 2022? ›

    And in 2022, an old classic — acrylics — are back and better than ever. LIKE FRESHLY WASHED HAIR, a little nail TLC does wonders for the mood. You can almost take on the world — or at least, seize the day — with a French manicure or some red polish.

    What shape nails are classy? ›

    Nail Shape: Oval (U Shaped Nail)

    Overview: feminine, classy, classic.

    Do long nails make you look older? ›

    Long nails accentuate the length of your fingers and make them look thinner, making your hands look older, and since shorter nails are more au courant, this look only emphasizes your age.

    What nail shape is in for spring 2022? ›

    When you want the look of stiletto nails but not the feel (so sharp!), try coffin-shaped nails that feature black V-shaped tips. With this set, you still get all the parts you love about this spring 2022 nail trend, like the pointed shape and the black French tips.

    What is the best nail shape for fat fingers? ›

    For chubby fingers, you can opt for these nail shapes: oval, round, almond, and coffin. These nail shapes will make your nails and fingers look longer as well as hide the chubby fingers underneath the tip of your nails.

    Is it better to have short nails or long nails? ›

    Shorter nails are generally healthier

    If your nails are prone to breaking or you're experiencing splitting or peeling, wearing your nails at a shorter length can often be a great way to improve them.

    Are ombre nails making a come back 2022? ›

    Ombré nails are still super trendy in 2022, and summertime is the perfect season to break out the ombré nail trend! This nail style is perfect for any occasion, whether you're headed to the beach or a backyard barbecue. For a chic summer ombré look, try pairing light pink nails with a dark pink ombré.

    Are short nails better than long nails? ›

    In many cases, short nails are actually better than long nails. You don't have to worry about them breaking, they are easier to maintain, and they don't make opening things an impossible task.

    Are Glitter nails in Style 2022? ›

    GLITTER ON GLITTER! Does glitter ever go out of style? If you answered no, then this is the trend for you! A Glitter nail polish is the perfect way to have your nails stand out from the crowd in 2022.

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