For many of us, there’s a weird transition from summer into autumn. It’s still scorching hot, but according to Alabama Rush TikTok, many colleges and universities have kicked off their autumn semester, which means fresh, autumnal nail-art designs are top of mind.

Whatever your age, aesthetic, or current level of preparedness for the upcoming autumn season, we have the trending colours and design trends to try at your next salon appointment. If you’re envisioning a dark, autumnal colour, try an extra-glossy jewelled amethyst. If you’re more minimalist, go with a nude base and a white S-curved accent over top. Or, there’s a jade stone-inspired design that’s like a dainty accessory for your fingernails. Scroll through to find your favourite.

Jewel Tones 

Nail artist Harriet Westmoreland just posted this shiny burgundy-amethyst tone that screams chic (especially when styled with a crisp white Oxford). The polish is Bio Sculpture Gel in the shade Beauty Of Perfection.

White Curves

On the opposite spectrum, there’s something to be said for a nail-art refresh. It’s not nude or flat, but a clean sheer base with a thin white squiggle line over top.

Dot Details

Another vibe artists are loving at the moment: dainty details. This manicure, by nail artist Amy Rickaby, is like elegant black dotting, which you could DIY with a good black polish and a teeny-tiny detailing tool.

Y2K Hearts

The current ’90s comeback has been followed by a cute and nostalgic nail-art trend. These trending Y2K hearts are adorable and totally customisable in colour, though we’re really loving this cotton-candy palette.

Green Jade

Nail artist Queenie Nguyen calls this design a “jade pendant” design, and we’re inspired by every aspect: the elongated almond shape, jade marbling, and gold lining.

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