A rich bordeaux. A deep moss green. A vibrant mustard. To instantly transition into fall mode, you can trust your tried-and-true nail colors.
“As the weather starts to change and transition into fall, I notice myself wanting to create a cozier environment for myself in every aspect of life,”Celebrity manicurist Steph Stone. “This means adjusting my wardrobe, the way I decorate my home, and even the nail colors I’m drawn to!”Manicurist, LeChat Nails instructor Syreeta AaronAutumn is her favourite time for nail art and color. “I love looking at nature for inspiration—and with the changing colors of the leaves, it’s the perfect season for this.”Every day UndNew York City night editorial Jin Soon ChoiAdditionally, he loves to muse about the beauty of colorful places. “Fall reminds me of earthy neutral shades, like the tonal browns, and an evening fall sky with nocturnal blues,”Choi.
Stone suggests looking at your fall clothes to discover a nail color that suits you. “If you look good wearing that color as clothing, it’s more than likely going to look great as a nail color, too,”She stated. It can be difficult to choose between colors, but there are certain things that will work for every season. “transitioning to deeper tones and starting to play with matte or velvet textures,” explains nail artist Betina Goldstein, who counts Zoë Kravitz and Eiza González as clients.
Here, the industry’s most in-demand nail pros discuss the fall nail colors you should have on your radar.
Deep Moss Greens
You can’t go wrong with an on-theme wine red for fall, but if you’re looking for something more unexpected, look to deep moss green, like LeChat’s Dare to Wear shade Olivia. “It’s my go-to fall shade as it flatters any skin tone, and the green is a nice way to try out a darker shade without wearing the classic burgundy that we see a lot of in the fall,”Aaron explains.
Goldstein’s bright mustard yellow is a reflection of the yellow fall foliage’s vibrancy. “keep things fresh and exciting.” For extra wattage, look to a retina-burning shade like Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow or, for something more muted, there’s J.Hannah’s Eames, a nod to midcentury earthy chartreuse.
Rich Tonal Browns
“It’s a fresh way to wear dark polish and gives your traditional burgundy a break,” says Goldstein of tonal browns, another current obsession that has her stocking up on everything from Essie’s cool-toned Mid-Day Mocha and warm russet Orly’s Canyon Clay to a deep true brown like J.Hannah’s Carob.
Inky Royal Blues
“I am really into deep jewel tones for fall,” says Goldstein, who is currently reaching for rich deep royal blues like Chanel’s Le Vernis in Rhythm, which supplies high contrast against the warm autumnal shades of your wardrobe and complementary shades for nail art.
Choose Earthy Metals
Chrome is the best option to bring shine and dimension up a level. “It’s really fresh because it’s not what you’ll see everyone else wearing,”Aaron. This shade is available in multiple shades and shines like a fashion lipstick. LeChat’s Dragon’s Breath, she insists. “It screams fall with a beautiful metallic color shift that embodies all the shades of the season, from dark greens to golds and toasted orange, to browns,”Aaron explains. “You don’t need nail art; this shade makes a statement on its own.”
Neutrals are the New Normal
Lately, Goldstein can’t get enough of rich—and slightly unexpected—neutrals, like Chanel’s Brun Fumé, a beige with gray undertones. The same goes for Choi, who feels the pull of moody ’90s grunge shades, like her toffee beige Dulcet and cacao Toff shades. “These colors are not friendly with all skin tones, so make sure to choose one that flatters and compliments your undertones!”She is a warning.
An autumnal collection would not be complete without an oxblood-ish color crimson. “A dark red, like a burgundy or wine red, is great for fall,”Manicurist explained Maki SakamotoA single nail with gold glitter can add an accent to a strong look, according to.
“My personal favorite color to wear is a deep green,” says Stone, who has her sight set on Essie’s Off the Grid collection shade Force of Nature, which is a creamy forest green with yellow undertones. This versatile, warm and muted shade can go with many other colors in fall while still making a bold statement. Stone recommends going brighter. “stay playful”Through the autumn