That beautiful time of year has finally arrived: the weather cools, the leaves turn, and nail color aficionados can officially swap out their summery bright reds and solar pinks for something a little moodier. More sophisticated than gloomy, autumn’s deepest shades come in a range that moves well beyond your basic black. Kendall Jenner is already on trend with an aubergine pedicure. And while this summer saw lime green emerge as a ruling shade, fall is bound to be filled with its forest counterpart.
If you’re inspired to shop the deeper hues of fall, consider Jin Soon's Obsidian, speckled with twinkling white flakes, and OPI's beautifully deep Scotland-inspired violet, a wonderfully wicked hue fit for any It-girl. From Smith and Cult's galaxy-inspired Dirty Baby (a glam-core shade for the ages), to NARS's dark sapphire lacquer in Night Flight and YSL's suede Sac du Jour-colored varnish for an equally mesmerizing look at hand-level, here are 8 better-than-black shades for fall.
Originally Appeared on Vogue