The 12 Best New Fall Nail Colors

Bring on the moody hues.

Maybe it's the changing leaves of autumn (nature reflecting life and all that), but there's nothing more exciting about the tail end of summer than shedding fun dip brites for a er, more refined palette. This fall's nail colors promise a subtler take on your standards with subdued pastels for the eternal *nail* nudists (ahem) and gothy hues to rival your vampiest lipstick.

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Aubergine Purple

Purple eggplant deserves more credit beyond its emoji form.

Jin Soon Nail Polish in "Fable," $18

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Charcoal Grey

A palate cleansing charcoal hue that pairs especially well with silver stacking rings for fall.

Cote Nail Polish in "No. 99," $18

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Iridescent Blue Purple

We always prefer our deep colors with hints of sparkle and this Essie color *delivers*. Wiggle your fingers a little to get the full Milky Way effect.

Essie Fall Nail Polish in "Dressed to the '90s," $9

BUY IT: ulta.com.

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Black-Burgundy

A supremely dark vampy red that'll have you dreaming of your favorite red wine.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Fashion Collection Nail Polish in "Trax," $18

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Greige

Consider us smitten with this elegant grey color with creamy undertones.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color in "Waking Up in Vegas," $20

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Sparkly Pink

A chromed-out, sparkly version of millennial pink that will still be good to go when tinsel and sequin season rolls around.

Butter London Glazen Nail Lacquer in "Sea Shell," $10

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Caramel

A creamy nude the color of caramel and chai lattes (PSL, move on over).

Nails Inc. Caffeine Hit Nail Polish Collection in "Chai Kiss," $11

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Black Coffee

The shorter the daylight hours, the greater the need for a strong espresso in the morning. Here, a color that evokes roasted coffee (if only it could capture the scent, too).

OPI Iceland Infinite Shine Collection Nail Polish in "Krona," $13

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Lilac

A gorgeous dove grey/purple combination that looks superb paired with other pastels.

Sundays Nail Polish in "No. 28," $18

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Smoky Red

Not as bright as your typical fire engine summer reds, this one's a moody crimson red to keep in rotation long into winter.

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer, $36

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Cinnamon

When you demanded, "Send me your nudes," Essie answered. Here's just one cinnamon-colored shade from their Wild Nudes collection with hints of pink and red.

Essie Wild Nudes Nail Polish in Truth or Bare, $9

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Distressed Denim

Like a Lana del Rey song all bottled up—it has hints of blue and grey in it to match your #currentmood.

Chanel le Vernis in Washed Denim, $28

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