Nail design trends

by SheKnows
Sep 3, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. ET
Decorate your nails with chic lace this fall. Try Sally Hansen Salon Effects, $9 at

1 /14: Shatter or Crackled

1/14 :Shatter or Crackled

Add some flair to your colors with a top coat of shatter or crackle polish for a fun two tone nail. OPI Shatter in Turquoise, $5 at

2 /14: Gold

2/14 :Gold

Metallics are hot this season, gold especially. Just make sure to choose a proper shade for your skintone. For medium skin tones try Essie’s Shifting Power shade, $8 at

3 /14: Metallic

3/14 :Metallic

Metallics are very in this season, make an even bolder statement with a colored metallic. Try Zoya’s Mirror collection in Yara, $8.

4 /14: Colored French Manicure

4/14 :Colored French Manicure

Mix up the classic french manicure with colors as opposed to the traditional white tip. Try painting the tip with a metallic like Chanel’s Le Vernis in graphite, $25 on

5 /14: Magnetic Effects

5/14 :Magnetic Effects

Create subtle nail art with nail polish effected with magnetics before it is dried. Try Layla’s Magneffect polish, $15.50 on

6 /14: Nude

6/14 :Nude

Go simple with a rounded nail and nude polish. Try Essie’s Case Study, $8 at various drugstores.

7 /14: Red

7/14 :Red

Classic even still, a red polish will match just about anything you wear this season. Try Sally Hansen’s complete salon manicure nail polish in All Fired Up, $8 at

8 /14: Half Moons

8/14 :Half Moons

This trend of the painted arc is still very in. Try pairing it with a nude upper, like CND’s Desert Suede, $9 on, and a darker accent color at the base.

9 /14: Matte Black

9/14 :Matte Black

Pair bold colored fall and winter clothes with a black nailpolish and matte top coat. Try Chanel’s black satin polish, $25; paired with their Velvet Matte clear top coat, $25 available at

10 /14: Chocolate

10/14 :Chocolate

A warm and milky brown is a wonderful autumn choice. Try OPI’s A-Taupe the Space Needle, $6

11 /14: Deep Purple

11/14 :Deep Purple

A deep-dark, almost black purple is a versatile fall shade. Try OPI’s Honk If You Love OPI, $6 on

12 /14: Glitter

12/14 :Glitter

Add pizazz on all of your nails, or just a finger or two for a fun pop. Try Deborah Lippman’s Happy Birthday, $18

13 /14: Grey

13/14 :Grey

Make your outfit pop with a calm grey nail color. Try China Glaze’s Concrete Catwalk, $7 on

14 /14: Jewel Tones

14/14 :Jewel Tones

Deep, rich jewel tone nail colors shimmer with a metallic top coat. Try CND’s set with Midnight Sapphire, Dark Amethyst and Sheer 24K Sparkle effect, $29 at