Right now, you may still be salvaging the last of your
summer nail polish, draining the final dregs at the bottom of your bottle of Bikini So Teeny. But for your next manicure, you're definitely thinking something more seasonal... With October in full swing, we've already started to tap into those fall nail-polish trends — and luckily, the colors coming into focus are fresher than ever. According to the pros, we'll be seeing new takes on neutrals — like warm brown, creamy gray, sparkly champagne, and gold glitter shades — plus deeper red-wine and teal tones for those still in the transitional period. Ahead, all the fall polishes to add to your collection ASAP. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Warm Brown
According to nail pro and Jin Soon brand founder
Jin Soon Choi
, deep nudes will be as popular as ever this fall. "I'm seeing a trend towards full-coverage warm neutrals, like a toffee beige," says Choi. "It's restrained and elegant, made even more intriguing when topped with a matte finish." Fun fact: It's also what
's wearing right now.
Nail Polish in Dulcet, $, available at
Jin Soon More Red Wine
You've probably already traded your rosé for Merlot or Cabernet, and your fingertips are prepped for a similar color swap. "A
vivid wine red with purple undertones
is a sophisticated take on a bright red polish, and is a tried-and-true fall classic," says Choi.
Nail Polish in Knee-High Life, $, available at
Essie More Terracotta
Editorial nail artist
told us that she loves an
manicure for fall 2019. "I think
and terracotta tones are always a chic pick for fall," she says. This neutral orange from
Essie's fall collection
, called Sweater Weather, is one of the prettiest ones we've seen.
Essie Nail Polish in On The Bright Cider, $, available at
Essie More Dark Teal Selena Gomez recently rocked a glossy deep-teal manicure
, and proved that the ocean-y hue is the perfect shade for the summer-to-fall transition. This classic Essie shade, Go Overboard, is the ideal blend of dark blue and rich emerald green.
Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Go Overboard, $, available at
Amazon More Sheer Champagne
opaque summer white
diluted, then topped with a
, and you have fall's
sheer champagne tone
— already endorsed by Margot Robbie. "If white was your go-to for summer, then this soft pearl is ideal for the shift to fall," says Choi.
Nail Polish in Leia, $, available at
Amazon More Gold Glitter
Choi says that
glitter nail polish
will be a versatile staple this fall. "Glitter polish is great because it can be worn alone, over a base color, or as part of a
sparkly nail-art look
," she says. We're partial to this just-launched gold holographic tone from
Nail Lacquer in Like Magic, $, available at
Paintbox More Cream Gray
At the intersection of blue and white, a creamy
is the bright neutral to ease you out of summer shades. "I love the moody, smoky undertones of this cool gray," says Choi of Butter London's Sterling shade. "And because it's soft, it will pair well with every fall outfit."
Sterling Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, $, available at
Butter London More Ink Black Black
- When you want to evoke power, black fits the bill, especially with a high gloss finish. I predict growing popularity of black shades this fall, bolstered by it being the ultimate gender-free nail polish shade. It's very hip and high fashion so it works in any context in which you feel bold, confident, and in control. — Jin Soon Choi
- JINsoon Absolute Black - Rich, shiny black with lustrous cream finish
Nail Polish in Absolute Black, $, available at
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