It’s time to put away your beachy corals and sunny yellows. Fall nail polish colors for 2017 are here!
Even if you’re dedicated to your classic fire engine red polish, this autumn might be time to experiment with something new.
After all, there’s a shade of *every* color that will look good on you. Don’t discount oranges, purples, and greens. You just have to experiment.
If you go to a nail salon, try asking your manicurist what they recommend. They’re likely to know what will go with your skin tone.
handy nail polish tips
Before we dive into our favorite fall nail polish colors of 2017, here are a few handy (pun intended!) tips (also pun intended!) to guide you.
- Pastels make your hands look slimmer.
- Opaque and pastel shades make your nail beds appear larger.
- Darker shades make your nail beds appear smaller.
- Neon shades can look immature—but that doesn’t mean you must stay away from pops of color. Brighter shades with sharp color pigmentation can look elegant.
- Mourning the loss of your summer glow? Oranges, greens, and opaque pastels can make your skin appear tanner.
Keep these points in mind when choosing your new go-to autumn shade.
pumpkin spice everything
Bring your PSL love to your nails. Orange is a classic fall color—but you don’t have to look like a jack-o’-lantern to pull it off.
Look for red-orange shades for a more universally flattering look. Playing Koi by Essie is a deep orange that won’t scream “Halloween.”
punch it up with purple
Go bold with a deep purple shade this fall. It’s sophisticated while still making a statement. Plus, a darker purple is basically a neutral—so it’ll go with anything outfit!
Kimono Over from Essie is the perfect shade of purple to introduce to your nail polish collection. Its blue undertones make it best-suited for cooler skin tones.
teal me all about it
Green can seem like a risky nail polish shade. What if it’s unprofessional or unflattering? When you want a more adventurous color, a deep teal can do the trick.
Teal is still a bold move, but it’s much more flattering than a lime green. Stylenomics by Essie is a dark, lush teal polish that will complete your fall outfits.
Yes, greige. It’s a combo of gray and beige. Now, before you fall asleep, greige isn’t dull or boring. It’s actually the perfect fall neutral!
A greige nail polish is chic and versatile. If you like a simple nail polish shade that’s appropriate for even the most formal offices, greige is the way to go. Try Chinchilly from Essie to start.
you had me at merlot
Wine colored nail polish is an easy way to move into darker colors for fall. If green or orange isn’t really your speed, go for a luxurious red wine shade. It’s the perfect seasonal twist on a classic red polish.
We’re loving Bordeaux by Essie.
nail your fall manicure
Need some more fall nail polish inspiration? Check out all the shades here.