Fall Nail Polish Colors

Nothing is more satisfyingly cozy than layering on some toned-down nail colors that seem to match your fall’s leather accessories. Deep neutrals and darker colors are always a safe bet for fall – but for 2018, it’s been nudes, mauves and metallic jewel tones. 

Our beauty editor breaks down which shades to try this fall, so your nails can keep up with the hottest trends.


Classic Hot Red – A shade that looks chic on every skin tone due to its brightness.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in “China Rouge”, $7.50

2. Deep Oxblood

Nothing screams “fall” quite like a deep oxblood manicure. The rich, dark shade is a spin on the classic fire-engine red, featuring a vampy berry-colored undertone.

Burberry Nail Polish – Oxblood No.303, $23

3. Dark Olive

Bring on the moody hues with darker shades of olive green which will dominate this season and will be your new favorite go-to.

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in “British Khaki”, $18

4. Jewel Tone

It’s time to shine this fall. Metallic jewel tones are the perfect mix of classic and futuristic. Wear these shades as an alternative to summer’s glitter-infused nail polishes.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in “Make it N-ice”, $9.99

5. Forest Green

Make a bold statement this season with a deep shade of hyper-pigmented forest green. It’s darker hue makes it suitable for cooler weather.

O.P.I Nail Lacquer in “Suzi-The First Lady of Nails”, $10.49

6. Dusty Purple-y Mauve

This muted version of pastel purple with just the right hint of grey undertones will complement your fall wardrobe & take you into the winter.

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in “Fancy”, $18

7. Chocolate Brown

Like rich cocoa, but for your nails. Try this shade with gold rings or bracelet for a chic, modern kick.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in “Give Me S’More”, $7.50

8. Burnt-Orange

Burnt Orange

A nail color we keep seeing over and over on fall runways and we can’t get enough of.

O.P.I Nail Lacquer in “Ginger Bells”

Essie Nail Colour in “Playing Koi” , $10.90

9. Rosy Nude

A romantic shade that’s still fully functional as a neutral.

O.P.I – OPI Loves David Jones, $7.15

10. Smoked Grey

Easy on the eyes and more eye-catching than basic nude colors.

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in “Ta-Ta!”, $18

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  1. The rosy nude shade in the picture she’s holding a Essie nail polish but the article is saying it’s OPI. What’s the Essie color she’s holding? It’s very pretty.


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