Who else can smell pumpkin spice just from reading the headline? We know we can! Now that we are weeks into the fall season, why not treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure with one of these colors selected by the editors at mindbodygreen? They pulled together this splendid list of fresh fall colors to get you in the autumn mood and we’re happy to share it with you. Thank you, Jamie Schneider, for the recommendations!
1. Seeing blue
Head-to-toe blue is certainly on trend, with folks sporting monochrome looks in cerulean, cobalt, and true, royal blue. Of course, “Navy is great for that simple yet daring manicure that I think we will see sticking around all the way through the winter season,” says Rachel Apfel Glass, founder of GLOSSLAB. Try this midnight hue from Mischo Beauty or Zoya’s creamy ocean blue.
2. Dirty martini
“I love moody greens,” says Glass. “There is something so cozy yet luxurious about a deep green shade that is perfect for the fall season.” You can opt for a dark mossy shade or a more muted olive reminiscent of a dirty martini—as the weather turns crisper, little sounds better than welcoming the new season with good friends and a celebratory cocktail in hand. Try J.Hannah’s Compost or Olive & June’s Touchdown for a chic, olive-inspired mani.
3. Foil finish
Care for a bit of shimmer? You’re not alone: According to the experts, metallic hues will take center stage this fall. “We’ve been seeing a lot of metallics recently,” says Nadine Abramcyk, co-founder and head of brand of clean salon Tenoverten. “They’re the perfect combo of neutral yet still fun!”
Whether you opt for a unique shade like Pear Nova’s Pineapple Skies, or an opal iridescent overlay like Tenoverten’s Shimmer, your paws will surely make a statement. A bonus: The polish will have a slightly different hue every time it catches the light—you’ll seldom grow bored of a metallic mani.
4. Deep red
A classic red is practically neutral nail inspo. “Nothing says ‘fall’ more than bringing back the daring red mani’s—perfect for any occasion and always a great way to spice up your fall wardrobe,” Glass notes. However, this season, choose a deeper shade of ruby with a high-shine patent-leather finish; you’ll think of apple picking and cozy cider every time you catch a glimpse of those tips. Try JINSoon’s sophisticated Coquette or sundays’ No. 17, a rich, cherry red.
5. Bright fuchsia
Make no mistake: The Barbiecore trend is here to stay. “Brights will be in,” agrees Rachel James, founder and CEO of Pear Nova. “Head-to-toe ocean blue, lime green, and fuchsia will be trending, and nails must be included.” Grab your hottest shade of pink—like Deborah Lippmann’s Fire With Fire or Butter London’s Flusher Blusher—and add a pop of color to your neutral, monochrome outfits this season. Toss on a bright lip, too, for good measure.
6. Cinnamon spice
“Any color found on a leaf this time of year is included in the fall nail color palette,” notes James, including a spicy auburn or saffron. Citrus was certainly the shade of the summer, but this season’s hue has a bit of a muted edge—think more pumpkin spice than juicy tangerine. Try Paintbox’s Like Spice or Ella + Mila’s Sunset Escape for tips that mirror those blushing leaves.
7. Desert rose
We called it: A dusty, desert rose is set to be fall’s hottest shade. “People will gravitate toward this color because it pairs so well with gray, brown, and navy, which are staples for fall ’22,” Donna Charloff, director of service operations at MiniLuxe previously told mbg. “It is timeless and elegant without being too edgy.”
Desert rose comes from the red color family, but it has strong brown undertones. However, shades can lean slightly more pink, purple, or brown, and they can be soft and light or deep and moody—ORLY’s Santa Fe Rose, for example, reads slightly more pink than MiniLuxe’s more neutral Desert Rose hue.