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Get cute Fall nail ideas including everything from the best Fall nail color ideas to Fall ombre nails and Autumn nail designs. There’s simply no better time of year to wear warm and cozy Fall nail polish and press on than when sweater weather arrives.

You will LOVE these cute Fall nail ideas!

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Fall Nail Ideas

Since I’m an Olive & June ambassador and only use their nail products exclusively, I am focusing on their products for these Autumn nail ideas. Their collections are so thoughtful, their products truly enable you to DIY a salon-quality mani and/or pedi, and I just LOVE how this year’s nail trends remind you to layer up!

Olive & June is known for their SUPER long-lasting nail polish (with their bestselling top coat) to achieve a salon-quality manicure at home for a fraction of the cost. I started using their mani system and pedi system when COVID hit, and I never went back to the salon again.

Now, I dive into my kits every Friday night with an audiobook and a glass of wine at *exactly* 5 pm.

Olive & June also boasts the following accolades:

  • vegan products
  • cruelty-free products
  • non-toxic products
  • Press on nails from 94% post-consumer recycled materials and non-damaging glue
  • Allure Best of Beauty winner (cuticle serum and nail polish remover pot)
  • woman-owned business

Discount code: You can use my code OJJULIANNEB20 for 20% off your purchase of any Olive & June system.

(For more info check out my review of the Olive & June mani system and/or the pedi system.)

Now that you know all about Olive & June, let’s talk about their best Fall nail ideas on the following themes:

  • Layering Up
  • Fall Press-Ons
  • Back to School
  • Pumpkin Donut
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Game Day
  • Caramel Apple Spice
  • Shaken Espresso
  • Rouge Ombre
  • Fall Quick Dry Nail Polish

Fall Nail Color Inspired by Layering Up

collage of fall 2023 nail polish set olive and june

From left to right:

  • Shacket: warm rose
  • Luxe Loafer: cabernet jelly
  • It’s Chilly!: creamy beige
  • Can I Borrow a Sweater?: mauve jelly
  • Favorite Beanie: deep slate
  • First PSL: iridescent pumpkin

Olive & June’s “layering up” collection is meant for just that — layering. Most of these shades can be worn in one, two, or even three layers (especially the jellies, which are more thin), as well as mixed and matched. I’m wearing It’s Chilly! right now, and it’s a new favorite because it follows the white nail trend without being too stark white for Fall. I also love First PSL, as who doesn’t love a pumpkin shade in Fall?! And Luxe Loafer is another shade that I plan to take straight through Winter.

(You can also top these shades with the ever-popular Pink Goldfish!)

fall 2023 mani system olive and june

Fall Lifestyle Tip: While you can buy the nail polish of your choice separately, you can get 20% off with my code OJJULIANNEB20 when you purchase any Olive & June system. The Fall mani system contains all the tools you need to achieve that salon-quality look and feel, PLUS a limited edition plaid print box and pouch, as well as a “Sparkle Shawl” glittery nail polish topper.

Fall Nail Art for Press-Ons

collage of fall press ons olive and june

From left to right:

  • Layered Circles: medium oval
  • Obsessed: medium almond
  • Fall Groovy Swirl: medium almond
  • Simple Twist: medium almond
  • Mermaid Stars: medium almond

A few quick tips about the press-ons:

You can cut the press-on nails, shape them, and even paint on them, and they also come off with NO damage to your nail in about 15-20 minutes of soaking them in soapy water.

I suggest using a “medium” amount of glue to get about 10-14 days of wear out of them.

The press-on nails aren’t too “fake” looking either, and I was even stopped several times at the grocery store the last time I wore them!

Reminder: While you can buy the press-ons of your choice separately, you can get 20% off with my code OJJULIANNEB20 when you purchase any Olive & June system. The press-on system contains all the tools you need to achieve that salon-quality look and feel — and remove the nails.

Cute Fall Nails for Back to School

collage of fall back to school nail polish olive and june

From left to right:

  • Social Studies: sunbleached navy
  • Geometry: hunter green
  • Art Class: muted eggplant
  • World Lit: true mauve
  • Study Hall: vintage rose
  • Chemistry: almond cream

If you’re heading to class this Fall, check out Olive & June’s “back to school” collection and have fun with these muted shades inspired by all your favorite classes. Since I personally am a warm-toned Deep Autumn color season, Geometry and Chemistry work best for me. If you have blue undertones, though, the remaining shades will work best for you.

Nail Designs for Fall Inspired by a Pumpkin Donut

nail polish collection inspired by a pumpkin spice donut.

From left to right:

  • First PSL: iridescent pumpkin
  • Queen Takes Her Tea with Milk: neutral mauve sheer
  • Frosted Gloss: sheer iridescent pearl 

I have all three of these shades and absolutely cannot wait to try an Olive & June pumpkin donut mani for Fall! It perfectly pairs Fall nail colors with the glazed donut mani trend. The way it works is that you paint one coat of each color: first, First PSL; second, Queen Takes Her Tea With Milk; and third, Frosted Glass.

Cute Fall Nail Designs Inspired by a Pumpkin Spice Latte

collage of fall pumpkin spice latte nail polish olive and june

From left to right:

  • JJ: cinnamon brown
  • MG: terracotta orange
  • JO: dusty apricot
  • HGC: creamy neutral

Nothing says Fall like a PSL, so this Olive & June “pumpkin spice latte” collection is an absolute must have Fall nail polish set. While you can play with these shades, I personally recommend you paint HGC on your pinkies and thumbs, then the other three shades on your other three fingers on each hand. It will look so Autumnal when you’re holding your coffee cup.

Autumn Nail Art to Wear on Game Day

collage of fall game day nail polish olive and june

From left to right:

  • Team Spirit: deep maroon
  • Kiss Camb: right cranberry
  • Can’t Lose: jersey blue
  • Touchdown!: turf green
  • Our House: stadium grey
  • Biggest Fan: silver + gold heart glitter

Olive and June’s “game day” collection helps you mix and match the most popular football team colors to show your team spirit.

My personal favorite shade is Team Spirit because it’s so wearable beyond game day, but really the point here is to wear your team’s shades. Don’t forget to top it off with Biggest Fan glitter to create a cute Fall nail design.

Nails for Fall Inspired by Caramel Apple Spice

collage of fall caramel apple spice nail polish olive and june

From left to right:

  • SC: deep bordeaux
  • LD: rosy neutral
  • JJ: cinnamon brown
  • MM: toasted neutral
  • OJSM: rose gold metallic

Olive & June’s “caramel apple spice” collection is as sweet as its name — with a hint of Fall-themed spice! I love a good deep and vampy nail color, so SC is my favorite here. It’s been a staple in my collection for several years now, and will work well for your Christmas and Winter nails as well.

Cute Fall Nail Ideas Like a Shaken Espresso

collage of shaken espresso nail polish bottles

From left to right:

  • Tip Your Barista: espresso brown
  • JJ: warm cinnamon
  • Coffee Milk: creamy tan
  • The Usual: lavender grey
  • HGC: rosy almond

Technically, Olive & June’s “shaken espresso” ombre set is a coffee-themed manicure, but these brown tones are also perfect for Fall. You can wear these shades from dark to light or light to dark for the cutest Fall ombre nails. Coffee Milk is actually one of my all-time favorite nail polish colors, and I know many others agree, so I definitely recommend that one the most! It’s the perfect creamy, neutral beige.

“Rad About Rouge” Ombre Fall Nail Ideas

collage of fall rouge ombre nail polish olive and june

From left to right:

  • Obsessed: dark ruby
  • SC: deep bordeaux
  • Nailfie Time: true ruby
  • CV: cherry red
  • Larchmont: blazing red

I wanted to include some Fall nail ideas for those who love their reds, and this is IT. All of Olive & June’s “rad about rouge” colors are absolutely perfect shades of red for all year long. Wear them alone, mix and match, or create a Fall ombre. The possibilities here are endless!

I’m a long time fan of ALL of them, but if you only pick one, make it CV — that classic cherry red every girl needs in her nail polish collection.

Simple Fall Nails With Quick Dry Nail Polish

collage of fall quick dry nail polish olive and june

From left to right:

  • Howdy: neutral beige with a hint of terracotta orange
  • Southwest: warm terracotta
  • Sagey: herby mid-tone green
  • Lippy: bold and glossy red shimmer

Lastly, if you’re in a rush this Fall, you can test out some Olive & June Fall-inspired quick dry nail polish shades. They dry in about a minute (yes, really!), but they don’t last as long as the long-lasting polishes featured above. I like to use them in a pinch, and Howdy is definitely one of my top go-to’s because it’s so neutral and versatile.


As the leaves color this Fall, our nails too deserve their own seasonal makeover. From warm autumnal shades to cozy neutrals, Fall offers a rich palette of inspiration for nail enthusiasts. These cute fall nail ideas are not just about being on-trend, but they’re a delightful way to embrace and celebrate the changing seasons.

To recap and help you decide what to buy, my top picks from the Olive & June’s “layering up” collection are It’s Chilly!, First PSL, and Luxe Loafer.

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