by Jessica Pigza
Just like Alison, I also love fall! I love the chill in the air, breaking out the sweaters and boots and snuggling up on the couch with a warm blanket. But more than that, I love the color palettes that fall brings. It’d been more than 15 years since I’ve witnessed the brilliant colors that are perfectly captured in the changing of the leaves but a recent move back to Pennsylvania has me seeing this amazing event with new eyes. I didn’t realize just how much I missed seeing the deep reds, burnt oranges and bright yellows that painted the landscape. That’s why I’m so excited to see the fall nail polish collections and discover what new twists there are on the classic fall favorites.
Fall is usually all about deep, rich colors but there are some surprisingly light colors that have made there way into the mix. Also, sparkle and shine which are usually reserved for closer to the holidays and wintertime have made their debut early. There are SO many fun shades to choose from this fall, but I’ve narrowed it down to some fun favorites. Below are 10 nail colors you’ll want to try this fall!
1. Burnt Coral
Let It Glow by Essie may look a bit more coral in the bottle but when you put it on, it’s more of a burnt, coppery orange with a really nice shimmer. Another similar color is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Coral Commotion.
2. Crisp White
Crisp and clean, bright white nails are making a statement this fall. There are so many shades of white to chose from but OPI’s Alpine Snow seems to be a pretty popular shade and goes on well. If you’re not totally sure about trying bright white, you can always opt for something with a little gray tint to it like OPI’s I Cannoli Wear OPI.
3. Black Cherry
OPI’s Black Cherry Chutney is like getting three colors in one! It can vary from an almost black, to a super deep, dark cherry or even look like a deep plum depending on how many coats you use and what light you’re viewing it under. This is a lovely, rich color for fall!
4. Creamy Yellow
Yes, I know yellow may seem like more of a spring/summer color but Essie’s Hay There isn’t really sunshiney bright as much as it is a creamy yellow. Think scarecrows, hayrides and soft yellow leaves.
5. Happy Gray Skies
Gray is still a super popular color that seems to be sticking around season after season. As we’ve transitioned into fall I’ve noticed that the gray tone has become a deeper, more slate gray. Below are the fun gray shades I found this season.
6. Ocean Inspired Teals
I know teal isn’t anything new for fall, but it’s one of my favorite jewel tones, however, this year I’m seeing it with a shimmery golden green undertone like that of the ocean. Below are two examples of this in addition to a beautiful, classic teal polish.
7. Hot Chocolate
I’m not always the biggest fan of brown nail polish but this shade, Foster by Zoya, got my attention. The pink undertones in this color help to brighten up the rich brown color and because of that, it looks great on most skin tones. Think of it as hot chocolate for your nails.
8. Glitter and More Glitter
The options are seriously endless when it comes to adding some glitter to your nails. There’s fine glitter or chunky glitter as well as an endless array of colors. Wear alone or over your favorite base color.
9. Jewel Tone Purple
So maybe teal isn’t my only favorite jewel tone color for fall. I’m also a huge fan of a rich purple and this Smith & Cult caught my eye in a big way. The color is called A Little Underground and it’s a pretty rich purple with some sparkle to it.
10. All Reds!
This color really needs no introduction as it’s a true classic that in my option, is on-trend all year long. I did go through and pick out some of my favorites and one of the standouts was Essie’s Ace of Shades which is a metallic red that dries with a matte finish.