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The Best New Fall Nail Colors to Try ASAP

Bring on the sultry hues.

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I'm all about the #EndlessSummer movement, but I'm also a realist who is slowly but surely coming to terms with the fact that summer is ending. Leather jackets and sweater weather season is approaching, which means fall nail colors deserve front row on your vanity. Give those vibrant, neon colors you've been rocking all summer a break for cooler, subtler shades that feel a bit more muted and understated. From a lush green to a copper-kissed orange, check out the best new shades autumn has to offer.

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An 18th Century Vibe
OPI Scotland Infinite Shine Collection
OPI Nail Lacquer in Good Girls Gone Plaid ulta.com

OPI's fall collection is inspired by Scotland, and we're here for anything that gives us Outlander vibes. No doubt Claire would wear this coming to Jamie's rescue on horseback, but it's also perfectly suited for a chilly Saturday night.

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A Textural Top Coat
Jin Soon Nail Polish in OHKO jinsoon.com

This gritty topper is the ideal swap out for summer's chunky glitter. The formula's taupe, beige, and white speckles can be worn over a reserved nude for an elevated twist, or  all on their own to add elevated texture to a bare nail. 

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A Moody Blue
Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Rain paint-box.com

This shade is like a Maggie Rogers song in a bottle. Don't ask me to explain myself, it just it. For more those of you who need more convincing, jean season is upon us and a dreamy blue hue will compliment your fall uniform.

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A Glow-in-the-Dark Green
Sally Hansen Nail Color in Happy Hollow-een target.com

No doubt the spookiest option, this glow-in-the-dark formula feels particularly old school: think Party City costumes and Halloween lawn decorations of yesteryear.

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An Edgy Gray
Marc Jacobs Beauty Polish in Confession sephora.com

Muted gray looks even cooler with a high-shine finish, and Marc Jacobs' catches the light with every move. 

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An Elevated Orange
Copper-Kissed Orange
OPI Nail Laquer in Suzi Needs a Loch-Smith ulta.com

Nothing will feel more fall (and excusably basic) than wearing this apricot orange hue while sipping your pumpkin-spiced latte to match.

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A Wear-With-Anything Nude
Muted Neutral
butter LONDON Sandy Crème Nail Lacquer amazon.com

This timeless, sandy neutral will carry you through all seasons and complement every #OOTD. 

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An Inky Cobalt
Midnight Blue
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Fight the Power nordstrom.com

Embrace the moody-ness of the season with this midnight blue hue that'll last just as long as a gel manicure, without the damage. 

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A Sparkly Bordeaux
Cranberry With Gold Shimmer
Pear Nova Polish in Rub My Temples pearnova.com

Warning: this sparkly bordeaux shade might remind you of your favorite red wine.  

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A Dark Sapphire Shade
Twighlight Blue
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Radiant Blue barneys.com

Put your basic black shade you always wear down, and try this sophisticated sapphire that'll look just as chic. 

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An Almost-Winter White
Snow White
Pure Cover Nail Art in Snow orosabeauty.com

This opaque, creamy white is one of those classic colors that instantly makes your manicure look like a million bucks. 

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A Chilly Grey
Muted Grey
Olive & June Nail Color in AW olivejune.com

Lean into the coolness of this season with this muted, taupe-toned grey that will look stunning on all skin tones. 

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A Fireside Red
Brick Red
JINsoon Nail Polish in Idyll barneys.com

Swap out your bright reds for this brick-toned shade with hints of brown and orange that make this warm hue feel extra special. 

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A Budding, Lush Green
Forest Green
essie Nail Polish in Sweater Weather essie.com

This "Sweater Weather" shade is practically calling your favorite turtleneck's name. 

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A Moody, Metallic Blue
Smith & Cult Nail Polish
Smith & Cult amazon.com

Jazz-up your nails for upcoming festivities with this glitter-filled metallic blue that still airs on the subtle side. 

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A Luxurious-Looking Red
Scarlet Red
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer In Smoke Red barneys.com

There's nothing more sultry than a bloodshot red nail color that'll make you want to deck out your fingers in diamonds.


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