If you’ve read our other blog posts, you’re probably sick of hearing us talk about green nails at this point. What can we say? It’s one of our favorite nail colors now. And apparently, nail techs and fashion girls agree. For fall, they’ve at least moved on to dark green nails. Here’s some inspiration and tips on how to get the look.

This nail design is relatively straightforward. To get the best look for this, you need clear coat polish and dark or emerald green polish.

First, you should apply the base coat and let it dry. Then, using dark green or emerald polish, paint your nails. Last, apply top coat polish, and you’ll have a flawless look.

Dark Green Nails
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Green Abstract Nails

If you like abstract designs, then this tutorial is for you. The essential things you’ll need are nude polish, clear polish, various green polish shades (grab at least three), and a dotting tool.

To begin the design, you need to apply clear polish as a base first. Then apply the nude nail color on all of your nails.

After that, use a liner brush and green polish for your design. Use a different green polish on each nail. Since the design is abstract, you can do anything you want to. Green abstract nails are trendy and easy to achieve.

Dark Green Nails
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Dark Green Acrylic Nails

For this look, you’ll require nude polish, clear polish, dark and light green shades, and a thin brush. Just like the others, this also starts with base coat application and then nude color polish.

For each nail, take some dark green polish on a liner brush and outline the shape you want. Then fill in your outlined shapes with the dark green polish.

After the dark green shade dries. Use the liner brush and light green polish to outline the dark green shapes. Use the picture for guidelines, and you’ll be able to achieve flawless look.

Dark Green Acrylic Nails
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Dark Green Marble Nails

To create these dark green marble nails, you will need different shades of green polish, nude color, clear nail polish, white polish, a dotting tool, and a nail art brush. Firstly, apply a clear polish coating to your nails and let them dry.

After that, apply the nude color on your nails and allow them to dry. Then, mix the green shades with white polish on a non-stick surface. Following that, take your brush and swipe the mixture onto your nail tips.

Clean up the French tip using acetone and a clean-up brush. This will help you perfect your design.

Dark Green Marble Nails
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Dark Green French Nails

Nothing says class more than French nails and @lisagozlan‘s dark green nails are it. To create this look, you only need a brush, clear polish, and dark green nail polish. First, coat the nails with clear polish to serve as a base. Then carefully, apply dark green polish to your tips.

To do this, pour a little bit of dark green polish onto a non-stick surface. Then, scoop up some paint onto your liner brush. To create the French tips, you should start with making thin lines from one side of the nail to the other. Keep going until you fill in your tips. Correct any mistakes or perfect your tip with acetone and a clean-up brush.

Last, you can apply a glossy clear polish as a top coat.

Dark Green French Nails
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Short Dark Green Nails

Say less with these short dark green nails. To copy @lucy_hakobian‘s design, you’ll need a few things. You should have nude pink polish, emerald/dark green polish, acetone, and a brush for this look. First, apply the nude pink color to all the nails, leaving some area of the tip exposed.

On the empty area, stripe the dark green polish in one line. Then use some acetone and a clean-up brush to make the bottom part curved by erasing some polish. This method is easier to do than making a perfect curve.

Short Dark Green Nails
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You’re sure to turn heads with these short dark green nails. For her nails, @beautybychloemayboyce used Glossify’s Envy and Naked. The key to this design is the shape and accent nail (the thumb). So don’t forget to shape and square your nails up! (And, remember that base coat before painting!)

Now let’s talk about the design. First, apply dark green polish to all of your nails except for your thumb. After the nails dry, apply a nude pink color to the thumb. Then using a thin brush, start with polishing the sides of the nail with a dark green shade. You should ensure thin edges that only cover half the nail.

To get the best curve, you should apply the dark green roughly in shape shown below. Then clean the bottom using acetone and a clean-up brush to perfect the curve.

Short Dark Green Nails
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Dark Green and Brown Nails

These dark green and brown nails from @nhinghiem are effortlessly stylish. For this design, you’ll need dark green (think hunter green), light green, nude, and brown polishes, and a liner brush.

First, apply nude polish on all your nails. Next, it’s time to do the French tips. If you’re a pro, you can freestyle it—use the brush that comes with the nail polish. If you make mistakes or need to perfect the curve on your tip, use acetone and a clean-up brush. Or pour some of the brown and light and dark green polishes onto a non-stick surface. Then dip your liner brush into the polish and apply it to your nails. You’re going to apply the dark green polish to your middle finger, dark brown to your index and pinky fingers, and light green to your thumb and ring fingers. Last, apply top coat.

Dark Green and Brown Nails
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Light and Dark Green Nails

If you like playing around with color combos, then you’ll love these light and dark green nails from @nailsbysuman. To copy her style, you’ll need light and dark green polishes, a nude color, and a liner brush. First, you should apply the base coat. Then paint the nails with a light nude color.  

Next, let’s move on to the French tips. You’re going to apply the dark green polish to your thumb, index, and pinky fingers. To start, outline your tip with the dark green polish. With the dark green polish and liner brush, fill in the sides of your outline. Do the same in the center of your nail—filling in the outlined space.

You’re going to do the same steps on your middle and ring fingers but with the light green polish. Draw your outline using the light green polish and liner brush. Then fill it in. Last, apply top coat polish.

Light and Dark Green Nails
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If you love checkered nails, you’re going to have a field day with this one. For these light and dark green nails, grab a dotting tool, sage green polish, and dark green polish. To all the nails except the middle finger, apply the sage green color first as the background. 

Once it dries, you should start with your index finger. Using the dotting tool, make three dark green squares on alternating sides to create the checkered pattern. After this dries, move to the middle finger.

Use a liner brush and dark green polish to draw a line down the center of your tip. Fill in one side with dark green polish and the other side with sage green polish. If your tip isn’t perfectly curved, grab a clean-up brush and acetone. Dip the clean-up brush into the acetone and clean up your tip until you get the desired curve effect. Repeat the same steps for your thumb.

For your ring and pinky fingers, you’re going to do the same thing you did on your index finger—making dark green squares using the dotting tool (or a liner brush). Last, apply top coat polish.

Light and Dark Green Nails
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We could go on and on about dark green nails, but which one was your fave? Let us know in the comments.