The 7 Nail Colors That Are Trending For Fall

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.

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Ahead, all the fall polishes to add to your collection ASAP.

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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 Hailey Bieber's wearing right now.
Jin Soon Nail Polish in Dulcet$18.00 Buy

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.
Essie Nail Polish in Knee-High Life$9.00 Buy

Terracotta


Editorial nail artist Betina Goldstein told us that she loves an orange manicure for fall 2019. "I think rust orange 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 Essie Nail Polish in On The Bright Cider$9.00 Buy
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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.
Essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Go Overboard$11.91 Buy

Sheer Champagne


Imagine your opaque summer white diluted, then topped with a shimmer finish, 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.
Zoya Nail Polish in Leia$10.00 Buy

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 Paintbox.
Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Magic$22.00 Buy

Cream Gray


At the intersection of blue and white, a creamy gray polish 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."
Butter London Sterling Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer$18.00 Buy
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