Crisper temperatures and changing leaves call for lots of transitions; a change in your wardrobe being among the most important. As you pull out your cardigans, tights, and boots in shades of burgundy, olive, camel, and mustard, you may find yourself wanting a manicure to match. Lucky for you, there are plenty of autumn nail trends to try, one of the biggest being ombré.
And ombré doesn’t have to mean something complicated. You can take all of the fall shades listed above and paint each nail with one of them for a gradient effect or you can take the term quite literally and create the light to dark gradient on every nail– this works especially well with a French design.
Whatever your preference, ahead you’ll find over 20 of our favorite takes on fall ombré nail designs along with insight from leading nail artists, Sonya Belakhlef and Andréa Barbet. Keep reading to find your ultimate nail inspiration for the weeks and months ahead.