8 Nail-Polish Shades That Are Perfect For Your Fall Pedicure

The best part about getting dressed this time of year is that you can wear just about anything in your closet. You're no longer limited to the most lightweight floral maxi dress you own because you'll sweat through anything else (paired with sneakers, because you'll slide right out of sandals). The cooler temps mean you can throw on the vintage jeans you haven't worn since May, paired with any blouse and your favorite peep-toe mules or slides. The only thing that might need an update is your toenail polish.

For most of us, that means taking a cotton ball and polish remover to our chipping polish — be it the white or baby blue you loved in July — and popping on a more autumnal shade. If you're not sure what that should be, the seasoned nail pros break down the best pedicure shades for fall 2019, ahead.


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Creamy Taupe

When it comes to the first pedicure of the season, sometimes subtle shades feel refreshing. "Barely-there nude pedicures were extremely popular in L.A. this summer," says nail pro and Olive & June founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle. "The shade RP from our fall collection is the perfect way to transition from pale pinks and whites to slightly darker, taupe shades."
Olive & June Olive and June Nail Polish in RP$8.00 Buy


When you want something romantic, but pink feels too soft, a glossy amethyst purple is the move. Essie global educator Rita Remark says one of her favorite polishes in the category is Violet Baroque by YSL. "It has these gorgeous blackened jewel tones perfect for the season," she says.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty YSL La Laque Couture Nail Polish in Violet Baroque$28.00 Buy

Olive Green

Whether you call it army or olive, earthy shades of green are taking over the trend reports this fall, according to editorial nail artist Betina Goldstein. For toes, we're especially into this shade from OPI's Scotland fall collection.
OPI Infinite Shine OPI Nail Polish in Things I’ve Seen in Aber-green$13.00 Buy

Burnt Orange

According to nail pro and Jin Soon founder Jin Soon Choi and editorial manicurist Betina Goldstein, orange will be trending for fall. "This polish, called Koi, is the perfect transitional shade because it's not too bright, and shares shade similarity to the autumn leaves," Choi says.
JINsoon Koi Nail Polish$18.00 Buy

Rich Burgundy

We've heard predictions that red-wine burgundy will be a big manicure trend (Kaley Cuoco just endorsed it), so it's no surprise that the color will be seen on toenails, too. "Nars Chinatown is classic, sophisticated burgundy — the perfect shade for matching manicures and pedicures," says Choi.

Slate Gray

A soft, creamy gray will be on trend for fingernails, and darker slate gray will be the pedicure to match. "I love this CND Asphalt shade for a dark-gray pedicure," says Choi. "It's a little unexpected — a grunge or hipster vibe — but also feels sleek and sophisticated at the same time."
CND Vinylux Long Wear Nail Polish$7.99 Buy

Black Ink

Remark tells us that you can't go wrong with a full-shine black pedi for fall. "I love a black pedicure because it's bold, but will also work with whatever you're wearing," she explains. "Essie's Licorice is a glossy patent-leather black that's perfect."
Essie essie Nail Polish in Licorice$6.99 $9.00 Buy
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