The Best Nail Polish Colors to Wear This Fall

Victoria Moorhouse

You revamp your wardrobe and even spice up your coffee order (literally) just because the seasons switched, so why not do the same for your manicure? From deep blues to rich purples, we rounded up the best fall nail polish colors to indulge in. Make some room on your vanity—these picks are that good.

nails inc rose and poetry

Photo: Nails Inc; Graphic Design by Alle Connell

Deep Berry.
Save the scarlet red hue for another day and go for deeper, darker berry or wine tones for fall. They merge everything you love about a red and a purple mani in one. Swipe on two coats of Nails Inc.’s Alice & Olivia Collaboration Nail Polish in Rose and Poetry ($15, nailsinc.com) to get the look.

sally hansen miracle gel tidal

Photo: Sally Hansen

Statement Blue
Opt for a blue that stands out, instead of the pale pastels that reigned your summer. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tidal ($7, target.com) is your best choice of cobalt, especially if you want a heavy duty (and glossy!) formula that withstands chips.

burberry nail polish cadet green

Photo: Burberry Beauty

Muted Greens
It’s an unexpected choice for a manicure, but milky and muted army greens are a must for fall. Stay away from bright, neon hues and really go for rich formulas like Burberry Nail Polish in Cadet Green ($22, burberry.com.)

deborah lippmann can't be tamed

Photo: Deborah Lippmann

Gold Glitter
Whether it’s a statement nail or the base of your entire manicure, a little glitz should definitely be on your beauty agenda. We love Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Can’t Be Tamed ($20, neimanmarcus.com) for fall.

jin soon cantata

Photo: JINsoon

Choose Charcoal
Instead of that midnight black manicure, lighten it up and pick up a charcoal grey nail lacquer like JINsoon’s Cantata ($18, jinsoon.com.) But remember, this doesn’t mean silver. Keep the color solid and skip the shimmer.

trust fund beauty drunk dial

Photo: Trust Fund Beauty

Pick Purple
Make sure to choose darker, grape or eggplant-like hues instead of lavenders or anything magenta. Trust Fund Beauty’s Drunk Dial ($15, trustfundbeauty.com) fits that criteria. Bonus, it’s vegan and 7-free!

formula x acclaimed

Photo: Formula X

Yes, You Need Nude
This hue is a staple and is totally season-less. If you’ve emptied out your bottle over the summer and need a refill, opt for something like Formula X’s Acclaimed ($10.50, sephora.com), a creamy color that goes with everything.

essie color binge

Photo: essie

Rock Orange-Reds
This shade from essie’s fall collection, Color Binge ($8.50, essie.com) caught our eye. It’s the perfect mix of orange and red, giving you a warm mani that goes with all that fall foliage everyone is always raving about.

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