Whether you like it or not, fall is coming. Get ready for that pumpkin spice craving to start kicking in and prepare to keep up with the latest manicure trends as the season changes. This year may be different because of the pandemic — you may be shopping online for some new cozy hues instead of going to a salon and just picking one off the wall — but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate the arrival of cooler months with some chic nail shades.
We love a range of darker, moodier polishes grabbing bottles outside the bright whites and vibrant shades we had been dedicated to all summer. Almost as if instructed by Mother Nature herself, fall has arrived and with it, a whole new lineup of staple classics and unexpected newness to decorate our nails with.
It’s not exactly a hard-fast rule to change your polish with the season, but the fall invites change, and we joyfully accept. Especially when that change comes with a color range like this season. New shade options include an updated take on the deeper fall classics — blues, reds, and purples. The new polishes of the season will give you eight more reasons to get excited about fall.
One look at Zoya’s Nail Polish in Elliott and your mind goes straight to the deep blue sea. The rich azure blue color is reminiscent of the blackened surface of the ocean, which still holds a tinge of that deep blueness that makes you smile.
As the clever names suggest, Smith & Cult’s Nail Polish in A Little Underground strikes a fine balance between edgy and every day. The dark plum pigment is swirled with a pearlescent-metallic-y finish that makes it nouveau and bold, but fittingly dark and moody heading into the cooler months of the year.
It’s just dark enough to get noticed, and just subtle enough to go with any outfit imaginable in your fall fashion lineup.
Since the leaves are changing, why not match your manicure to them? A part of Orosa’s Night Train Collection is this burnt orange hue called Cable Car — deep, vibrant, and perfect for all skin tones.
Take a gray nail polish and a dark greenish-blue one, mix them together, and you’ll get Midnight Oasis from Orly’s Desert Muse Collections. With just two coats, your nails will have the most beautiful, creamy, moody hue.
Part of OPI’s Fall 2020 collection, Muse of Milan, this burgundy hue is called Complimentary Wine. The shade comes bottled in the brand’s Infinite Shine formula, meaning this deep berry red will give off a gel-like shine without the harsh UV lights. Did I mention you only need one coat?
Fall may be approaching, but that doesn’t mean a piece of the summer can’t stay with you. This Essie polish in Waterfall in Love is the perfect reminder of the blue ocean you’ll miss visiting as the seasons change. The indigo hue is bright and opaque, making it a dream for all skin tones.
Deborah Lippmann’s latest collection is all about berries, and we are so here for it. The Very Berry lineup includes six vibrant hues aptly named Strawberry Fields Forever, Cranberry Kiss, Raspberry Dream, Mulberry’s Dream, Cherries Jubilee, and our personal favorite, Boys N Berries, a stunning deep-purple shade.
Originally published on Allure