The 8 Trendiest Nail Polish Colors to Wear This Fall

Bring on the moody hues

Every year there comes a time when the bright coral we’ve been rocking on our tips suddenly feels a tad aggressive. (Ditto for the cobalt blue.) It’s as though our nails know we need a change. Luckily, a seasonal swap in polish is a lot easier to accomplish than, say, updating your entire wardrobe. Here, our eight fall favorites.

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Jin Soon

Dusty Pinks

Pale pink goes with Easter eggs and sundresses. Dusty rose goes with warm lattes and all of your knits. The difference is the tiny touch of gray.

Jin Soon ($18)

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Smith & Cult

Rosy Metallics

You know what would go well with your new fall bag? Freshly polished coppery tips.

Smith & Cult ($18)

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Deep Greens

Forest green is the rare shade that looks good against your still-bronzed summer skin now—and your porcelain (ahem) pallor later.

OPI ($10)

Smoky Blues

Remember that cobalt blue that felt a touch too bright? Try a muted navy instead.

Deborah Lippmann ($20)


Cool Grays

Think of sage-gray polish as your palette cleanser between the aforementioned forest greens and blues.

Essie ($9)

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Sonia Kashuk

Terra-cotta Reds

Bright red polish works almost all year round, but a burnt reddish-brown is straight up autumnal.

Sonia Kashuk ($5)

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Deep Plums

The subtle shimmer in this deep-plum pick keeps it from looking drab. Wear it with short, squared-off tips to accessorize your smartest blazers and skirts.

Oribe ($32)

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Kendra Scott

Sparkly Gunmetals

And for all the glitter fiends out there, a sparkly gunmetal will really shine without looking the slightest bit gaudy or childish.

Kendra Scott ($16)