This Quiet-Luxury Nail Colour Just Entered the Chat and It's Perfect for Autumn

We're at that time of the year when we're bidding farewell to our summer manicures and ushering in a richer autumn nail colour palette. In my opinion, this is the prime time of the year for nail colour trends. I'm welcoming those timeless nail colour shades like deep burgundydark brown and olive green with open arms when I visit the nail salon at this time of the year. However, on my daily Instagram scroll I noticed another autumn nail colour trend that's just starting to take off. Enter burnt orange nails.


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Far from the vibrant sunset oranges we see over summer, burnt orange is the subdued autumnal sister that has entered the chat. It's an understated take on the twee pumpkin shades we see at this time of the year, with spicier undertones that make the all the more luxe. Erring on the side of brown or red, burnt orange encompasses the colour of autumn leaves and is ideal if you find brown nails too dark and want something a little brighter at this time of the year.

Ready for some burnt orange nail colour inspiration? Scroll below for the best manicures I've saved as well as the bets burnt orange nail polishes to recreate the look.

Burnt Orange Nails


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Burnt orange looks incredible on short, sqaure nails as a block of colour in your autumn colour palette.


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I've fallen for this burnt orange French manicure.


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How beautiful is this ombre burnt orange mani?


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Burnt orange and gold accents are a match made in heaven.


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I love this deeper take on burnt orange.


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Burnt orange watercolour nails are so pretty and seasonal.


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Burnt orange is the perfect pairing if you're opting for some tortoiseshell nail art.


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If you want something a little brighter, this subdued red is a nod to the trend.


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I love this colour paired with neutrals.


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This alternative French manicure looks so chic.


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J.Lo's manicurist has given the burnt orange trend his seal of approval too.


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How pretty is this resin nail art?

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.