10 Fall 2020 Nail Color Trends

by Jessica Pigza

Whether I do them at home or manage to get to a nail salon, there’s just something that makes me feel put together, and dare I say girly when I have my nails painted. While it’s not a major thing, it still has a big impact on how I feel. Maybe that’s why it takes me so long to pick out my color when I get them done. I want to pick that perfect shade that’s going to spark a smile every time I glance at them. Anyone else have this problem? Are you indecisive like me or do you know exactly what you want?

While spring is all about getting your toes ready for sandal season with bright hues of corals, pinks, and pastels, fall tends to take a turn to the deeper and richer color palettes but this fall I’m seeing some surprise nail colors and trends. Lots of blues, metallics, soft reds, and blush colors are being showcased this fall. Now the only hard part is figuring out which color I want to try first! Below are 10 nail color trends I’m loving this fall!

1. Shades of Blue

Blue tones are very popular for Fall 2020. Everything from a navy blue to a denim blue and even a dusty blue. This color is very versatile and navy makes the perfect dark, cozy color for the chilly fall air.

2. Blush Pink

Blush pink is showing up as the new neutral for fall. It’s soft pink color is a warmer departure from the pastel pinks of the spring and summer.

3. Teal

Recently made popular by Meghan Markle, teal is a great fall color. It also falls into the jewel tone category and let’s face it, you can’t go wrong picking a jewel tone for fall! Some teals go towards the green spectrum while other shades tend to favor the blue. Both look great and this is another fantastic color I can’t wait to try!

4. Burgundy

Deep and rich this color screams fall! There are many variations but they are all equally beautiful. I tend to lean more towards the purple toned burgundy colors but this fall I might try something a little darker like a reddish-brown and even a blackish-red burgundy.

5. Fall Leaves

One of the prettiest sights of the fall is watching the leaves change from green to their brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange. Nail polish trends this season are taking a literal cue from these beautiful colors. Essie captures all these colors perfectly in their fall 2020 collection. I love the metallic orange and I can’t wait to try it!

6. Berry Shades

This is only my opinion but I thing berry is such a universal color nail polish and I think it looks great on everyone! Berry shades can be rich and sultry but they can also be soft and sweet. This color is super easy to wear and goes with everything.

7. Soft Reds

While red is a true classic, the softer side of red we’re seeing this fall is drool-worthy. I love the warmer shades and just like with red lipstick, red nail polish is no different. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find the perfect shade that works with your skin tone but it’s totally worth it once you do.

8. Shimmer/Metallics

Anything with some sparkle goes this fall from shimmering glitter to metallics you can’t go wrong. Right now I’m loving the champagne sparkle nails and the warm copper tones.

9. Gray

Gray has been a fun take on the neutral nail for a few seasons now and it looks like it’s not going anywhere. Surprisingly, there are so many gray shades to pick from whether you want a slate gray, a blue-gray, or my favorite which is a tan gray. I love Chinchilly by Essie which looks great on a lot of different skin tones.

10. Flat Nail Polish

Most polish has a nice glossy sheen to it, however, this season flat/matte nail polishes are having their moment. When it comes to matte nails there are two options, you can buy a matte nail polish or you can just buy the matte topcoat. This way you can use any of the nail polishes you already have and just apply a matte finish!

Your turn! What fall shade is your favorite?