auatumn nail trends 2022

Autumn Nail Trends 2022


The leaves are slowly turning yellow and brown and falling from the trees, the mornings and evenings have a distinct chill, and the sun is losing its intensity.

Autumn is here and after months of luscious heat and brightly coloured nails, it is time that we start getting into softer, warmer hues.

Not only is it time to change up your nail colours and art, but this is also the perfect time of year to give your nails a touch of extra attention after the summer, especially if you have spent a lot of time in the pool or in the garden.

Autumn is made for pastels and darker tones, especially as the season creeps closer to the colder winter months. If you are looking for a couple of seasonal nail trends, then these are just a handful of ones that you can try out when you visit a Tammy Taylor Nails Salon in South Africa.

  1. The French Manicure

But with a twist. While during the summer months the original French manicure with its white tips would have been the go to option, now that autumn is here, you might want to consider shaking things up by replacing the white tips with something more seasonally appropriate like black, burgundy or a darker green.


  1. The Ombre Nails

Why stick to just one autumnal shade when you can go for a different shade on each nail? This is by far the easiest nail trend there is. Simply apply a coat of nail varnish, in your colour of choice (but remember to keep it seasonal) to each nail and then follow the same pattern on the other hand so that the corresponding nails match.


  1. The Warm Florals

Just because the summer flowers are fading, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up your floral nails. To achieve floral autumn nails, you can apply a basecoat of a colour that reflects the season, and then paint or stick on some flowers. If you fear you might mess it up, you can always make an appointment with a nail technician.


  1. The Nude

Each year this trend comes back, because it is just so simple and also because it is always rather beautiful. The most used colour of an autumn nude nail is just about any shade of brown. If you like this trend but you’d like to do something a little different, you can add a matt layer to the base and finish off the tips with the same shade but in a glossy coat.


  1. The Royal Purple

While browns, oranges and dark greens are all popular shades for autumn, a darker, royal purple is often overlooked. Dark purple nails are totally underrated and when worn with the right type of outfit, they can really create a cosy autumn vibe. Ideally the nails should be glossy, and if you want to add something edgy to the look, you can add a topcoat of glitter in a matching colour. 

If you enjoyed this article you may also be interested in, must-have manicure trends for 2022, as well as, festive nail art trends 2021.

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