This Is The New “It” Nail Color For Fall

Of all the colors to choose at the nail salon, shades of green are likely to be low on your list — but that might be changing soon. We're only six days into NYFW, but we've already seen a steady influx of wearable, super-flattering shades of pistachio, emerald, and chartreuse in the form of python bags, double-breasted blazers, and more. That means it's just a matter of time before green makes its way into trending autumn manicures.

"Greens are going to be in for fall," says editorial nail artist Betina Goldstein. "I've been using a bright, almost pistachio green a lot because it's fresh and unexpected. Then, I also love a deep moss that almost looks black on the nail, it's a very chic way to wear green."

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Ahead, we talked to Goldstein and a few other trusted nail pros, who shared their favorite green shades. From earthy grass to pastel mint, scroll through their guide to find your new favorite bottle of green — a fashion-forward investment for September.

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Essie Nail Polish in Mojito Madness


"I've been using this polish a lot," Goldstein tells us, pointing to this unexpectedly bright Essie classic. "I think it's fresh and clean for fall, perfect for transitioning seasons."
Essie Essie Nail Polish in Mojito Madness$9.00 Buy

OPI Nail Polish in Things I’ve Seen in Aber-green


From OPI's fall collection, this earthy green shade screams upstate chic.
OPI Things I’ve Seen in Aber-green$10.50 Buy

J.Hannah Nail Polish in Eames


NYC fashion girls are obsessed with L.A. jewelry brand J.Hannah's gold signet rings, especially when styled with the brand's similarly-chic collection of nail polish for the perfect flat lay. This mossy-green shade is J.Hannah's most popular lacquer for good reasons. As nail pro Nadine Abramcyk tells us, "It's the most stylish golden green color I've ever seen in a polish."
J.Hannah Nail Polish in Eames$19.00 Buy
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Chanel Nail Polish in Fiction


If you're looking for a deep, rich green, Chanel's Fiction is an easy pick. "In the seasonal transition, we're loving a deep green, borderline-black manicure," says Olive & June founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle. "This is one of my personal favorites because the gem-like tones come through, giving the nails an unexpected pop when the light hits your fingers."
Chanel LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour in Fiction$28.00 Buy

Tenoverten Nail Polish in Liberty


Fun fact: Tenoverten, one of our favorite clean nail-care brands, is newly shoppable at Target. Though every single polish is chic and wearable, this fresh seafoam green is one of the most flattering shades, Abramcyk tells us. "Liberty is a green with cool blue undertones, which makes it a soft color that looks great on every skin tone."
Tenoverten Nail Polish in Liberty$12.00 Buy

Nails Inc. NailKale Nail Polish in Bruton Mews


Unlike the $17 kale salad you wish you could order for lunch every day, this deep green is a longer-lasting investment. "If you're looking for an army green polish, this is the chicest bottle out there," Tuttle tells us.
Nails Inc. NAIL KALE Nail Polish in Bruton Mews$15.00 Buy

Lauren B Beauty Nail Polish in Mandeville Maven


If you prefer your green to go on sheer, Lauren B's pale sage hue is a timeless choice. "This shade is so soft and muted, " says celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley. "It completely transcends seasons, and is perfect for fall or spring," she says.
LAUREN B Nail Polish in Mandeville Maven$18.00 Buy

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Leaf Me Be


"This lush shade is glossy and glamorous," says Hadley. "For a drugstore green, it comes across as very sophisticated."
Sally Hansen Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Leaf Me Be$5.99 Buy
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JINsoon Nail Polish in Scuba


Talk about the perfect vacation manicure: This shade is basically a bottled-up version of the ocean floor. "This is a tropical green to mirror the Caribbean water," says nail pro Jin Soon Choi. "It's a rich, cool teal, saturated in pigmentation."
JINsoon Nail Polish in Scuba$18.00 Buy
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