10 Matte Nail Designs You'll Want to Try This Fall

Whoever said matte was dull?

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Matte gets a bad reputation for, well, being a boring, stick-in-the-mud nail finish. But the new wave of blank space nails and the chrome mani trend have ushered in a whole new way to dress up matte finishes with festive accoutrements and less-is-more designs. Here, see 10 of our favorite ways to matte-ify our nails, just in time for fall—glove and sock season be damned.

1. Matte + Chrome

✨✨ matte vs. chrome ✨✨

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2. Fine Points

Add a matte top coat to tone down any shade like this fiery neon orange Fine Points mani. #paintboxmani

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3. Water Droplets

4. The Halo Effect

Our gilty pleasure: Halo Effect with metallic moons atop matte pastels. #paintboxmani

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5. Minimalist Blocking

#minimalnails #negativespacenails #unismani

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6. Modern Art

💅🍊⚫️➖⚪️😘

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7. Ombre

8. Glitter Talons

9. Chrome Swoops

Metallic and Matte swoops 💫

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10. Harlequin Stripes

시워~~~~~~ㄴ 하요 👣😱 @cosmopolitankorea

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