fall 2018 nail polish color trends

The 6 Most Popular Nail Colors This Fall

Nail artist Alicia Torello revealed her favorite new shades.

By: Hannah Baxter

There’s no quicker way to adopt the it color of a new season than with a fresh and shiny manicure in that exact shade. We saw a variety of polish colors on the New York Fashion Week runways, from buffed nudes to glittery black, but to get the lowdown on what shades will be trending this fall, we consulted top nail artist Alicia Torello for her newfound favs. From moody burgundy to a rich forest green, these are the six nail polish colors she predicts everyone will be wearing for fall. Now get thee to a nail salon!


CHANEL Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Profondeur: Think about the glass of red wine you drink when you’re the most vampy version of yourself. That, in a rich, glossy polish, is this CHANEL shade.

Jin Soon in Moxie: This dusty mauve color has been all over street-style shots lately. It’s feminine without being girly, and it’s super flattering no matter your skin tone.

Jin Soon in Dandy: Another winner from Jin Soon, this moody blue-purple combo is the coolest color we’ve seen all season. We might even indulge in a matching pedicure—it’s that good.

CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Color in Vert No. 31: See what we mean about green having a moment? This rich turquoise is exactly the color of the oceanside vacation we’ll be dreaming about all the way until spring.

Smith & Cult in Darjeeling Darling: Green for your nails isn’t just for teenagers. Class up the shade in a luxurious jade green. This particular polish was actually inspired by a Wes Anderson film—hence the name.

Essie in Fifth Avenue: Classic red with a twist. We can’t get enough of the orange undertones of this stunning Essie shade. It’s the ideal throwback to summer.

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