You’ve got a busy few months on the horizon. The last thing you need to think about is which color to pick as you mindlessly stare at the polish wall. Here, winter’s best nail colors.


If you love a muted mauve, try dark berry

A rich jewel tone will brighten even the chilliest of days. Even if it's a cool, blue-ish red.

Alice + Olivia for Nails Inc. ($15)


If You Love Taupe, Try Dusty Teal

This muted hue was an autumn standout and is here to stay through the coming months. Go for one with less yellow tones (say, like in a camo green) and more icy tones. Think: eucalyptus or balsam pine.

Julep ($14)


If you love gunmetal gray, try chocolate brown

Fashionable steels aren’t going anywhere, but if you’ve been ahead of the gray trend for a few seasons, change things up with a warmer, brown hue.

Butter London ($15)


If you love midnight navy, try cobalt blue

The darker color may seem appropriate when there’s little sunlight, but we’re here to say: Live a little! This rich blue will pop against your black-on-black outfits.

Côte ($18)


If you love opaque white, try light lavender

It’s OK to rock a year-round white. (“This makes me look tanner, right?”) But it’s not OK to fear change. We love this violet-tinged hue that looks fresh but won’t show dirt after a week.

Essie ($9)


If you love neutrals, try metallic nude

It’s holiday season, people. A shimmery, golden nude will take you from work to party with ease. (And we promise beneath this frosted bottle is metallic goodness.)

Zoya ($10)


If you love wine-soaked red, try scarlet red

We adore a rich bordeaux as much as the next gal (and yes, it’s super-trendy this season, too). But a fire-engine red is just so damn festive.

Deborah Lippmann ($18)

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