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Autumn nails 2017/2018 – ideas for a beautiful nail design for the fall.

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When the days get shorter and the evenings get colder, autumn has arrived! And that means it’s time to replace your summer nail design with beautiful autumnal designs and colors. In this article you will find plenty of inspiration for a beautiful nail design for autumn. Take a look at the most popular trends for fall nails 2017/2018 and find the best design for you.

The most popular nail polish colors for autumn nails 2017/2018.

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Autumn is one of the most colorful seasons and therefore offers a wide range of colors for autumn nails. However, dark shades that tended to take a back seat in the summer are considered particularly popular. Muted colors such as black, persimmon, ocher or beige are just as trendy and are perfect for a plain fall nail design. The trendy wet look, which is en vogue for hair and hairstyles this year, also comes into its own for the 2017/2018 fall nails. Extra-shiny nail polishes and gel nails are best suited for this.

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The runway trends from the fall fashion weeks have put an accent on the nail design with logos. Plain manicures in autumnal colors can be beautifully complemented by motifs with letters and logos from the coolest fashion brands. Marc Jacobs manicure with golden letters on dark brown nail polish introduced the stylish nail art trend.

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Geometric motifs


Geometric patterns and motifs remain on trend for fall and can be created in a variety of ways for a beautiful nail design. The modern design can be stylishly applied to the nail tips, creating a cool variation of French nails. Various colors and color combinations, which are typical for autumn, fit this.


Various geometric shapes can beautifully set the scene for a neutral nude shade and spice it up atmospherically. With dots, stripes, triangles and squares, not only the nail tips but also the nail crescents can be highlighted. Motifs in monochrome colors, such as black or white, look very stylish.

Color blocking trend for fall nails 2017/2018


Probably the most colorful trend of the year is the so-called color blocking. Here, brightly colored block colors are successfully combined into a common design. It is usually geometric shapes that are painted on the nails with different nail polish colors. For this, colorful combination of similar bright colors fit quite well.


Color blocking is perfect for an autumnal nail design, because the colorful color combinations are reminiscent of the color palette of autumn. Autumnal colors are especially recommended, such as orange, red, ocher, mustard yellow, brown and, of course, nude shades. Great contrasts can also be achieved with black or blue, if you choose the right shades.

Black motifs


In nail design fall 2017/2018, black celebrates its comeback for various decorative elements on the nails. Whether stripes, dots or mere scribbles, the black color is perfect for beautiful accents. Painting the fingernails in a natural tone and designing the nail crescent with black nail polish is easy to do yourself and is totally on trend at the moment.

Dry brush nail design for autumn


One of the most popular trends for fall nails 2017/2018 is the so-called dry brush technique. In this process, the fingernails are first painted in a plain tone and then with the selected dry brush color. As the name of the technique suggests, this nail design is created with a dry brush. To do this, wipe the paint off the edge of the bottle until only a little of it remains on the brush. Then wait a few seconds until the remaining paint dries slightly. Now the color is applied to the nail in any direction. In this way, the great Dry Brushed effect is created. This technique can be used on the whole fingernails, as well as only on the nail tips. Choose suitable colors for autumn and conjure up a beautiful autumnal manicure yourself.

French with colored tip


French nails are a timeless trend that is simply en vogue in every season. However, more or less change the trends in the French nail design. This fall, colored nail tips come into their own especially well. For this, a contrasting, eye-catching color is usually chosen for the tips. Nail polishes with glitter or metallic effect are perfect for this. Another popular nail design trend for fall 2017/2018 is the reverse French manicure, where the nail crescent is painted instead of the nail tips. Combinations of both designs look equally great.

Nude shades for the autumn nails


If you want a more natural look for your fingernails, nail polishes in nude shades are definitely the way to go. The neutral colors are perfect for the autumn nails 2017/2018 and can be beautifully combined with other nail design trends. Glitter stones, nail stickers and decorative patterns with dots and stripes can spice up any plain nude shade in an atmospheric way.


Would you like to conjure up an autumnal nail design on your fingernails yourself, then this beautiful idea is perfect for you. As a base coat, you can use both a nude color, as well as a dark autumn color or why not black. The painted and already dried nails can then be beautifully designed with thin strips. For this you need a thin nail art brush, which you dip in a contrasting color and paint straight and diagonal lines on the fingernails. This nail design is very quick and easy to recreate and is suitable for everyday life, as well as for special occasions.

Glitter and gold


Although natural nails and neutral colors prevail this season in the autumn nail design, sparkling manicures remain just as a trend. A nail design with glitter adds that special something to any festive outfit and creates an eye-catching look. For a beautiful autumnal manicure with glitter, glitter nail polishes in bronze, gold, silver and copper are best suited. These can be combined to create a unified design or applied individually.


Nail designs with gold-plated elements are wonderfully suitable for the 2017/2018 autumn nails. The accents in gold remind us of the golden autumn, even if no autumn leaves adorn the fingernails. You can apply gold glitter over a monochrome nail polish as well as use it as a decorative accent for an elaborate nail art.

Autumn nails 2017/2018 in marble look


Marble nails are one of the biggest nail polish trends for 2017 and remain in the spotlight for fall nails. Whether white or black marble you decide for yourself. Gel nails are especially good for this autumnal nail design, because they give the whole design a great, shiny finish.