With temperatures dropping well below 60, it’s safe to say that fall is officially here. It’s time to bring out your sweaters, scarves, and boots. Even our beauty routines need to transition this season—to thicker creams, berry lipsticks, dark polishes.
For your next mani-pedi, test the waters with edgy shades that you normally wouldn’t gravitate toward.
And just because you’re temporarily retiring your fave bright shades, doesn’t mean fall nail polishes have to be boring. With brands putting their own spin on traditional fall nail colors, the possibilities are endless. Whether you like to play around with bold colors or prefer to amp up your nude shades, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best fall nail colors for you to try this season.
1Essie Fall 2018 Nail Polish Collection in Stop, Drop & Shop
This mulberry red nail polish will spice up any outfit.
2China Glaze Ready to Wear Collection in Central Parka
Make everyone green with envy with this beautiful nail polish. Its impeccable formula also contains China clay for long-wearing durability.
3China Glaze Ready to Wear Collection in Mustard The Courage
This taxi cab yellow shade might remind you of summer, but it screams fall.
4Flora 1761 Nail Lacquer in Chocolate Cosmos
5Gabriel Cosmetics Industrial Nail Paint in Treasure Chest
This neutral yet edgy nail polish is the perfect match for your cozy sweater weather.
6Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Nasty
This pearlized plum polish is perfect for Scorpio season, which is right around the corner.
7Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Keys To The Mansion
This sparkly shade is like luxury in a bottle for your nails, and they deserve it.
8Morgan Taylor Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe Collection in A Kiss From Marilyn
Inspired by the timeless beauty herself, Marilyn Monroe, this classic shade of red will help you channel your inner bombshell.
9Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Ladies Nigh
Handpicked by Marc Jacobs himself, this peachy nude will have you looking fresh all season long.
10Pretty Vulgar Nail Liquor in Spilled Wine
You’ll be drunk in love with this red wine-inspired polish.
11Black Up Nail Lacquer in Nude Light Brown
A polish that looks amazing on women of color, because we know nudes aren’t one-size-fits-all.
12Zoya Nail Lacquer in Ryan
This midnight blue shade is like denim—it’s timeless and can be dressed up or down.
13Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Color in Go Garnet
Channel your inner dark side with this deep plum polish.
14Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish in Black Lace
This classic black polish is just as sexy as its name suggests.
15LBK Nail Lacquer in Hastily Hazily
A shimmery shade that’s perfect for the fall season.
16ORLY Nail Lacquer in Coffee Break
A coffee-inspired nail color to match your latte runs.
17Chanel Le Vernis in Opulence
As the shade name suggests, this multi-toned metallic polish will make a major statement.
18Defy & Inspire Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer in Pinky Swear
Wear this polish for those days when you want your outfit to do all the talking.
19OPI Nail Lacquer in It’s a Piazza Cake
The perfect pumpkin hue to wear on Halloween.
20Nail & Bone x Paris Hilton Collection in Princess
A va-va-voom red polish for all of your Halloween lewks. Best of all? This collection, which was named after Paris’s pets, will give 20% of its proceeds back to Animal Haven, a non-profit rescue group in the Tri-State area.