5 nail polish colors to try this fall.


violet nail polishes

Violets for the brave, subtle grays for the chic. Fresh manicure is one of the best and easiest ways to change up your look for fall. Here are five nail polish colors to try this season.

black nail polishes for fall2014

OPI “Lady in Black”; Essie “Licorice”; Sally Hansen “Black Out”; Butter London “Union Jack Black”; NARS “Back Room”

Whenever I can’t decide what color to paint my nails I always end up with a black or beige nail polish in my hand. I definitely reach for black a lot more often during colder months of the year. There’s just something about that glossy, black mani that goes perfectly with a chunky sweater. Here I’m wearing Essie’s “Licorice”.

Essie Licorice Brown nail polishes

China Glaze “Call of the Wild”; Zoya “Louise”; Essie “Little Brown Dress”; Butter London “Tee Total”; Maybelline “Dressed to Kill”

If you feel that black is just a bit much for you, you have to give brown a go. I admit it, at first I thought that brown polishes are plain and even boring, but all that changed when I tried Essie’s “Partner in Crime” (pictured below). It’s an ideal color for those who find black intimidating (or those who have a very light skin tone).

partner in crime essie review gray nail polishes

OPI “It’s Totally Fort Worth It”; Essie “Miss Fancy Pants”; Sally Hansen “Gray-t Escape”; Zoya “Harley”; Dior Vernis “Trianon”

Work in an office environment? You cannot go wrong with grays. It’s subtle, elegant and chic all at the same time. I’m particularly a big fan of Essie’s “Take it Outside” which I told you all about right here.

gray polish red

Nars “Torre del Orra Cherry Red”; Essie “Shes’ Pampered”; Deborah Lippmann “Lady is a Tramp”; Nails Inc. “St. James”; OPI “Coca-Cola Red”

I have to say that even though I’m not too crazy about red polish, I do have a few in my collection (girl logic). For some reason I always associated red nail polish with more mature women and whenever I painted my nails that color, I just wasn’t feeling it. I tried to give the red another try but this time with a matte top coat and ERMAHGERD!!! Matte top coat was definitely a game changer. I’m now rocking a red mani-something I last did when I was probably about 12 years old. Here I’m wearing Essie’s “She’s Pampered” with a matte top coat.

essie she's pampered violet nail polishes

Nars “Fearless Bright Pink Violet”; “L’Oreal “Violet Vixen”; RGB Cosmetics “Violet”; Marc Jacobs “Ultraviolet”; Tom Ford “African Violet”

Last, but not least there’s juicy, sexy violets. Violet is a color that I like to wear when going out for the night. If you don’t feel comfortable trying out a dark, vampy lipstick this fall, give a dark, violet nail polish a try. It doesn’t take as much commitment as rocking a dark lip and it won’t bring as much attention to you, but you will still feel uber sexy when sporting a deep, violet mani. Pictured below is L’Oreal’s “Violet Vixen”.

L'Oreal Violet Vixen

Do you guys have any nail polish favorites for this season?

  • Love the shades you’ve picked – my fav would be grey (or gray as you call it in the US! ;) )
    Like always, I love the way you’ve layed everything out, and photography is amazing! <3

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    • Grey-gray why do they have to make things so confusing??? Sometimes I myself don’t even know which one is the “US version” and which one is English :D

      Thanks so much Puja! <3

  • I love the shades of grey. I have a greyish brown polish that I really like. It’s subtle & kind of natural looking. I like it. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

  • Mel

    Love the colors! All great options


  • Such perfect nail colours!

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  • Dark shades really dont suit my nails which is a shame but Im all about grey and even nude shades for AW this year!


  • What gorgeous autumnal nail inspo (phew, that was a mouthful) ;) Love, love, love all these beautiful, rich, opulent colours Paula!

    I know exactly what you mean about red, the only time I used it I just felt it wasn’t “me”, and like you I found it hard not to associate it with mature women, but all these reds strike the perfect balance between glamorous and elegant :D
    My favourite sets are most definitely the violets and blacks, so, SO glossily gorgeous indeed. Beautiful! I don’t think ANYONE could dispute you have the best collection of polishes in the game ;) :P You da boss! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo