Fall nail polish colors rank high on our list of how to best transition from summer to fall, including adding pumpkin to everything, baking GF apple crisp from the apples we gathered at the orchard, and breaking out our chunky sweaters (even if the weather doesn’t *quite* demand it—yet). So what color nail polish is in for fall 2021? We’ve got the breakdown and #nailspo for you.
By: Nicolle Mackinnon
We’re living in an era of bold nails, whether that be manifested with long, round-tipped acrylics, nail art or color choices. We’re on board for it all, especially since it correlates with self-expression (and has a bit of 90s nostalgia mixed in). These are our top picks for on-trend fall nail polish colors.
IN THIS POST:
- Dusty navy blue
- Pumpkin spice
- Deep nudes
- Dark green
- Other fall nail color trends
- Exclusive discount codes to save
Fall nail polish colors for 2021
Dusty navy blue
Deep, creamy navies are all the rage for fall nail polish colors in 2021. Select from a range of shades from dark periwinkle to near-black for an edgy look.
TOG’s dusty navy nail color picks
A classic fall look, berry-red is a go-to this season. Think dark cherry red to deep merlot, with that true cranberry falling right in the middle. Go for a shade with a little brown in it to capture the rusty-red 90s trend too.
TOG’s cranberry nail color picks
Rose is never going out of style. From the almost-white pink hue to the peachy variety, a warm light pink is chic and easy to pair with any outfit. This season’s rose leans more to the mauve side, with a richer, deeper finish.
TOG’s rose nail color picks
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It’s not just for your latte anymore, kids! Rusty, spicy oranges have been on our radar since last year, but they’re back in full force this year, with more options that again tread into brown territory (and pair well with that 90s brown lip).
TOG’s pumpkin spice nail color picks
“Nude” isn’t a universal shade, which is why we’re excited to see a wider range of colors hitting the marketplace for fall nail polish colors. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure situation here, and all roads lead to #nailstagram.
TOG’s deep nude nail color picks
We called out mossy greens as a spring 2021 nail color trend, and this fall’s variation is going deep. Like evergreen, emerald deep. Play around with cool-toned greens and teal shades, if that’s your jam.
TOG’s dark green nail color picks
Other fall nail polish trends: fall nail designs 2021
Fresh take on the French tip
Instead of using a clear or sheer pink base with white tips, try mixing and matching complementary colors for a fresh take on the French tip.
The full spectrum
Creating a gradient of colors across your digits has been on-trend for longer than fall 2021, but consider this fall’s colors as you plan your next ombré-esque mani.
It’s never out of style, but fall’s take on the nail art trend ranges from super simple (those small blue dots) to intricate and bold (those neon squiggles).
Exclusive discount codes for TOG readers
- Code THISORGANICGIRL will save you 20% off all Olive & June systems (including Mani, Pedi & Complete Systems).
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- Code THISORGANICGIRL will save you 20% sitewide at Dazzle Dry.
What colors top your list this season?
Common questions about nontoxic fall nail polish:
The best nontoxic nail polish brands:
Olive and June
Côte No. 51
Côte No. 69
KURE BAZAAR Hippie
KURE BAZAAR Tea Rose
Olive and June, JJ
Olive and June, Geometry
Sally Hansen, Go Pure Pink Cardamom
Dazzle Dry Heart’s Caress
Dazzle Dry Starstruck
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