Why wait until the leaves change color before you change your nail polish shades? As seasons change, so does your makeup. This fall, nail trends run from barely-there nudes (as seen at theCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, and Helmut Lang shows), to deep bold reds, some of them bordering on browny-reds (spotted at the Yigal Azrouël, Nicole Miller,, and Kenneth Cole shows), to wild grays—pale to deep glitzy (at the Vera Wang, Carmen Marc Valvo and DKNY shows). But wait—there’s more! Shiny, slick metallic nails: You wore them all spring and summer, and they're still around this fall. Gleaming metal shades were seen at the Mara Hoffman, Dannijo and Proenza Schouler shows.
The nudes range from almost white to greige, while the metallic and gray polishes go from pale to midnight shades. Red ranges from crimson to oxblood to burgundy.
Check out this roundup to get your color wheel spinning.
Julep Kelsey Nail Polish ($14, julep.com). Pale peachy nude to wear now through the winter.
Suncoat Water Based Nail Polish in Beige ($9.50, Amazon.com). A creamy-soft, neutral beige that has a matte finish.
100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish in Pinkerton ($12, 100percentpure.com). Nude pink nail polish made without toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, or camphor.
3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish (Limited Edition) in Anarchy ($20, nordstrom.com). The perfect nude: Neutral. Not quite pink, beige or white.
Essie Dressed to Kilt ($8.50, kohls.com). Deep, maroon red.
Londontown Lakur Enhanced Color in Ring Me ($22, beautybridge.com). A deep blue-red.
Ciate Dangerous Affair ($25, lordandtaylor.com). A burgundy red nail polish with hints of brown.
Patricia Nail Lacquer in Ransom ($9, rickysnyc.com). Worn by Katy Perry, this shimmering deep crimson nail polish is made without toluene, DBP, or formaldehyde.
SHADES OF GRAY
Zoya Genevieve Nail Polish ($9, zoya.com). A cool, creamy deep gray.
Petra by Pixi Precious Pewter Nail Polish ($8, pixibeauty.com). This silvery gray polish hits two trends: Metallics and Gray in one shade.
Rococo Nail Polish in Utility ($16.50, us.spacenk.com). Creamy concrete blue-gray.
Marc Jacobs Enamored Nail Glaze Limited Edition Polish in Bark! ($18, marcjacobsbeauty.com). This nail polish debuted on the runway!
Uslu Airlines/Bernard Willhelm Collab Nail Polish in KNO Knokke ($18, beautyhabit.com). Pearled olive gold.
Laqa & Co. Nail Polish in Ankle Biter ($11, bigelowchemists.com). Rose gold with sparkles!
Clinique A Different Nail Polish for Sensitive Skin in Fizzy ($12.50, saksfifthavenue.com). Made for sensitive skin, this shade is the softer side of the metallic trend.
E.L. F Essential Nail Polish in Sea Escape ($2, eyeslipface.com). As sparkly and mysterious as the ocean at night.
Editrix-Queen of Style