The Best Nail Polish Shades To Match Your Cold, Dark Soul

The witching hour is almost upon us — and by that we mean the weeks immediately post-Halloween where early fall suddenly gives way to the cold days and long, dark nights of winter. (If the temperature ever drops below 60 this year, that is.)

Breaking up with your warm-weather beauty habits is hard to do, but opting for dark, gothy nail colors doesn’t need to feel like your first trip to Hot Topic all over again. In fact, if your end-of-year M.O. involves Netflix and not much else, replacing your sheer pastel polishes with ghoulish tones of midnight blue and emerald green might just be the chicest thing you’ll do all season.

Ahead, the dark nail polishes (both new and classic) we’ll have on rotation until the sun comes out again. Relax — this transition won’t hurt a bit... unlike the cavities you're sure to develop within the next week.

You’ll find this rich, inky indigo somewhere between electric blue and night sky — it’s the perfect middle ground between dark and bold.

OPI Nail Polish in Russian Navy, $10.50, available at Amazon.
Jewel tones meet metallics for one sexy, shimmery shade of bronze.

Yves Saint Laurent La Lacque Couture Nail Lacquer in Bronze Aztec, $28, available at Nordstrom.
Glitter for grown-ups courtesy of Ciaté, in the most mesmerizing shade of midnight blue.

Ciaté London Gelology Nail Polish in Midnight In Paris, $17, available at Ciaté London.
This shimmery, sexy shade of amphibian black-green is just the right amount of weird.

NARS Nail Polish in Night Porter, $20, available at NARS Cosmetics.
Pretty enough to display on your dresser, something about this shade makes us long for a matching glass of red wine.

Smith & Cult Nail Color in Lovers Creep, $18, available at Smith & Cult.
Haven’t you heard? Metallic midnight silver is the new black this fall. (In our minds, at least.)

Essie Nail Color in Over The Edge, $9, available at Dermstore.
Vampy nails never go out of style and this dark, stormy purple works year-round.

Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer in Smoke On The Nail, $8, available at Floss Gloss.
Imagine the whole entire galaxy bottled and turned into a nail polish that dries quickly and stays chip-free for a week, and you’ve got a decent idea of what this one has to offer.

Jin Soon Nail Polish in Obsidian, $18, available at Jin Soon.
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