The Top 21 Trending Nail Colors for Fall

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Summer is fun and all, but there's something about fall that puts a pep in our step. Whether we're adding new cozy sweaters to our wardrobe or an autumn-inspired color to our locks, the season brings forth new trends to explore. So, it's no surprise a fresh manicure is on the top of our list. Fall is bursting with new bold shades to try—from creamy whites to deep oranges. If you're ready to deck your nails in a new hue, check out these 21 nail colors for fall that will look especially good wrapped around a sweet warm PSL.

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1. Cool Sage

“It's a green-gray shade that fits all skin tones,” says Brittney Boyce, the consulting nail artist for Orly. It’s also a surprisingly versatile neutral that won’t clash with any fall look you're going for this season. Extra points for the flat brush that fans out to lay down smooth, even color with nary a streak.

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2. Dark Olive

FYI, you can never go wrong with a dark green hue. Let this neutral tone lead by example of what's to come for fall.

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3. Camel Cream

For a clean pop of color that looks especially good as your summer tan begins to fade, look no further than a camel cream. This one from Gucci is a must-try because of its high-coverage formula and glossy shine.

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4. Creamy White

The newest trend in town—glazed donut nails—will continue to be around well into the season. Celebs like Hailey Bieber, Vanessa Hudgens and Sydney Sweeney have been rocking the soft white hue for quite some time, so we are already onboard.

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Olive & June

5. Cloudy Grey

This misty grey polish is a solid alternative if you’re looking for a neutral color that isn’t beige. Let the opaque crème from Olive & June cover your nails like a dream.

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6. Sandy Beige

OK, we're not ready to give up the beach just yet. This beige shade (with a slight hint of pink) reminds us that we can still enjoy the sand beyond Labor Day.

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7. Deep Blue

A streak of navy on our fingertips reminds us of brisk, fall nights. This one reads more blue than black when painted on and is richly pigmented. Plus, the 10-free formula is gentle on nails and dries down quickly.

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8. Galaxy Blue

Speaking of blues, chrome (or really any polish giving us cosmic vibes) is a popular effect this fall. This Zoya pick offers a bold blue hue with a hint of shimmer that is out of this world.

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9. Soft Periwinkle

Indulge in the Pantone Color of the Year for fall. This blue shade, with violet-red undertones, was all over fashion week, so it only makes sense that it's big mani inspo this year.

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10. Rich Chocolate

We're already dying our hair "expensive brunette," so why not match our new glossy mane with a fresh mani? This rich chocolate color is sweet and chic for a day of apple picking and snacking on one of those delicious apple cider donuts.

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11. Dusty Rose

This rosy hue encapsulates that magical golden hour, when the skies turn pink and the world goes quiet. It has a similarly reassuring effect when you wear it on your fingertips.

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12. Barbie Pink

Pink is a rising (and rather surprising) shade to wear in 2022 and we have Barbie to thank for its popularity. Barbiecore is bringing back our love for the vibrant hue and we are so ready to live in her world for the next few months.

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Olive & June

13. Sweet Caramel

If you enjoy your fair share of fall treats (think: caramel-covered apples) then you're going to love this toffee shade. Plus, the wide fan-shaped brush makes painting on the brown color a breeze.

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14. Classic Black

Black will forever be a classic shade we turn to again and again. Not only does it spark spooky month vibes, but it's also a color that pairs well with your fall attire (aka combat boots, a stylish leather jacket and a cozy autumn sweater).

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15. Deep Burgundy

What’s fall without a good red? This rich burgundy is deeply soothing (like the feeling we get after a nice glass of Cabernet).

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16. Rich Terracotta

Apple spice, pumpkin spice, bring on all of the spice! This tawny terracotta is peak fall with its caramel and red undertones. Plus, the gel-like shine adds to its richness.

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17. Burnt Orange

We don't know about you, but there is something about this deep orange hue that makes us feel warm and cozy just looking at it.

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18. Sunny Marigold

At first glance, a bold yellow mani might seem unusual this time of year, but that’s sort of its charm; it’s like a leaf that’s starting to turn at the edges. Marigold is the fall color that only you (and a few other trendsetters) will be wearing.

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19. Muted Yellow

Speaking of yellow, this muted color might be the unexpected mani you need this season. Autumn is all about changing things up, so why not try an electrifying polish for once?

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20. Deep Plum

This deep, dark plum is so rich it borders on black in certain lighting (much like an eggplant in its prime). We like wearing this shade in the late autumn months and well into the winter.

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21. Mauvelous

Finally, we found a purple polish that’s not too purple or pale and pastel-toned. Plus, the opacity of this formula is so rich that a single coat is all you need if you’re pressed for time (or patience).

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