It seems that autumn is a solid gray everyday life with heavy rain and slush underfoot. But look how many rich colors are around — orange and red leaves, golden rays of the cold sun. Transfer these shades to your nails! It’s time to experiment with fashionable manicure techniques so that autumn does not seem so bleak. Together with MedAboutMe, we will consider the trends in nail design that are relevant this fall.
Solid manicure: autumn palette on nails
A beautiful manicure is not only complex nail art that only an experienced master can reproduce. Monochromatic nail polish is always in trend. And to make the design look fashionable, choose the “right” autumn shades.
Nature itself dictates the rules here. For a manicure, take the rich colors that are around you. Yellow, sunny orange, red, dark green, tan, gold. A real golden autumn on the nails! This design will look bright and bold, no worse than juicy summer nail art. Are natural shades not for you? Then opt for wine and burgundy colors that are always relevant in the cold season, dark blue, purple, graphite gray, even black.
Fashionable autumn manicure techniques
Monochromatic, French and moon manicures are timeless classics that can be practiced all year round. With this design, you definitely will not surprise anyone. To shine this fall, use more creative design techniques.
Negative space is a technique with partial coverage of the nail so that some elements in the manicure remain unpainted with varnish. Previously, this style was considered a sign of neglect, but now it is the main trend in the nail service.
The form of free areas on the nails can be any. Most often these are geometric shapes — triangles and squares. The simplest thing is to do a classic moon manicure, leaving a “bare” semicircular or triangular hole at the base of the nail.
Do autumn manicure using the negative space technique in burgundy, gold and blue shades. If you do not want bright colors, use beige or light gray varnishes.
The melted mani manicure technique is gaining more and more popularity among fashionistas. This is the so-called «melting design». It is created by drawing a pattern that strongly resembles a sticky mass melted and spread over the nails.
More often, a “melting” manicure is performed in juicy rainbow shades. But for autumn, darker colors are suitable — burgundy, blue, gold. Cover the base of the nail with one shade, and draw a sticky mass with a contrasting one. Moreover, it can be both flat and voluminous. Let the manicure “spread” either from the base or from the tips of the nail plates.
Velvet manicure looks warm and cozy. A great option for decorating nails in cold autumn.
You can make a velvet design yourself, you only need velvet manicure powder or flock. Velvet is fixed on a lacquer basis, gives a pleasant to the touch coating. The easiest way is to make a plain velvet background on the nails — blue, burgundy, black. Manicure looks great on both long and short nails.
If you already know how to work with manicure velvet, make a more complex design — combine glossy and velvet elements on one nail.
Sequin nail design
Sequins now flaunt not only on women’s handbags and dresses. They have already become a trend of stylish manicure. Add some sparkle to your calm autumn manicure.
Miniature sequins will become a bright design accent. It can be a laconic decoration of nails — one shiny element on each nail. Also, you can lay out a vertical line from sequins or “cover” them with a hole at the base of the nail plate.
Artistic nail art on nails
Love to decorate your nails with intricate prints? Then ask your master to create a truly autumn nail art.
Checkered manicure is not just geometry on the nails in the form of horizontal and vertical stripes. In the fall, opt for more intricate plaid patterns that mimic the pattern on your favorite warm scarf.
An intricate checkered pattern can show off on each nail or just one. Use deep saturated shades. Combine stripes of different colors — dark blue and beige, red and burgundy, gray and bright red, orange and green.
Tiger, leopard or snake print looks especially relevant in autumn. After all, these complex drawings combine just autumn colors — orange, black, gold.
Animal print is an option for the most daring girls. This is a bright accent in a solid image.
Mountains, sunset, shells, anchors — those prints that will have to be forgotten until next summer. Experiment with other nail art in the fall. Nature itself will give you interesting ideas.
It is up to you to decide which autumn print to decorate your nails with — yellow or red leaves, clusters of mountain ash, birds, trees with orange foliage. Combine natural prints with decorative elements — you can use small shimmer, foil, rhinestones or sequins.
Volumetric autumn manicure
Volumetric manicure — individual design elements protruding above the surface of the nail plates. And these are not necessarily complex techniques — you can easily make some of their variations yourself. What voluminous manicure is relevant this fall?
Dress up your nails in a beautiful cashmere sweater. And if in the summer a knitted manicure may seem out of place, then autumn is the best time for it. This design with the transfer of a convex «woolen» ornament to the nails. It looks elegant, feminine and very autumnal.
For knitted manicure, calm pastel shades are often used — dusty rose, beige, peach, pale blue.
Manicure with imitation of raindrops on the nails is a great option for autumn. The design will look stylish and original if you choose the “right” varnishes. The base should be matte, and the drops themselves should be glossy.
For a “rainy” manicure, you can choose black, blue, burgundy or gray varnish. When the coating dries properly, drops of transparent varnish are applied to it pointwise.
Not only raindrops and a knitted pattern can be made voluminous. Decorate your nails with autumn leaves. Such a manicure, since special consumables and experience are needed for work, cannot be reproduced at home. But the master of his craft can make excellent autumn “decorations” in the form of leaves on your nails from manicure gel-plasticine.
Creative Inspiration Ideas: Halloween Manicure
A manicure with bright Halloween-style nail art will definitely surprise everyone around. Get creative and decorate your nails with “scary” designs if you are going to a fun party.
Always relevant for Halloween is a manicure with bright orange miniature pumpkins on a black background. Want more creativity? Then draw the outlines of «naked» trees, ants, bats and ghosts. In Halloween style, you can even make a moon manicure — decorate the hole at the base of the nail with miniature white fangs, making the background black or red.
Pamela Laird, nail designer
If last season extravagant nail shapes were popular, this year the ball is ruled by a more natural manicure — comfortable, elegant, practical. Try a little «round» your square nails, the result will certainly please.
At many fashion shows in 2018, it was a bright manicure that triumphed. Nude gradually lost ground, giving way to rich shades — yellow, pastel green. One of the main trends of the season in makeup and nail art is gloss. Whatever shades of nail polishes you use — bright or dark — with a glossy finish, your nails will have an excellent shine. You should definitely try the now popular manicure with a mother-of-pearl coating. A small shimmer in the composition of varnishes gives the nails beautiful shining overflows.
If we talk about artistic nail design, then the best way to be in trend this season is geometric manicure. Even the simplest nail art will do — one black vertical line on one nail, covered with beige varnish. Diagonal stripes are also popular. Geometric manicure is easy to repeat even at home.
Red nail polish shades will be more popular for the Christmas season. And in autumn, you can try muted orange and coral colors.