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 2022? We’ve got the breakdown and #nailspo for you.
By: Nicolle Mackinnon
Updating my nail color has become a self-care ritual for me and I love nothing more than trying a new hue, especially one that gets me excited about the transition to fall. This season, we’re seeing a continuation of some of the summer 2022 nail trends, with the anticipated move towards darker, moodier shades. Ready for what’s hot in nail colors for fall 2022? Let’s go.
IN THIS POST:
- Matte manis
- Coffee break: Browns and taupes
- Dive deep: Dark red or navy
- Grayed out
- Glazed donut nails
- Emo French
- Exclusive discount codes to save
- Common questions about nontoxic fall nail polish
Fall nail polish colors for 2022
Skip the shimmer or shine and go MATTE this fall. It’s a chic way to update any color you have on hand without a big investment—you just need a matte top coat. And they look gorg, IMO.
TOG’s matte manis picks
Coffee break: browns and taupes
Are you a pumpkin spice latte type? Do you like an espresso shot with honey? Is a chai latte as close as you get to coffee? Wear your hot-drink preferences on your nails with dark browns, neutral taupes and any creamy shade in between.
TOG’s coffee break picks
Dive deep: navy or red
Dark, grungy colors are in for this fall, as we’re still riding the 90s nostalgia wave. Navy, dark red, black and gunmetal are all on the grunge scale while still being elegant and totally wearable. Pair with your fave black jeans, chunky boots and a flannel.
TOG’s deep dive nail color picks
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Nails to match Lisa’s hair? Don’t mind if I do. Gray is always chic (I still think my all-time favorite nail polish is that gray-beige from a few years back), but this season, we’re seeing cool-toned grays ranging from near black to blue-gray being swiped on digits across the globe.
TOG’s grayed out nail color picks
Glazed donut nails
Have you seen this shiny, shimmery trend allllllll over your social media? Sure they kinda scream summer, with their pastel or bright color palette, but the slick nails look isn’t going anywhere soon. Sure, you can achieve the Hailey Bieber-pioneered look with a shimmery color, but a glazed top coat gives you more bang for your buck: put it on top of any color you currently have to copy the look.
TOG’s glazed donut nail color picks
French manicures aren’t going anywhere, but they’re taking an emo angle for fall. Think your classic French tipped nail but in shades of blue and black, on long, almond-shaped nails. And you can pull it off without going full Elvira, trust me.
TOG’s emo french nail color picks
Exclusive discount codes for TNK readers
- Code THISORGANICGIRL will save you 20% off all Olive & June systems (including Mani, Pedi & Complete Systems).
- Code TOG15 will save you 15% on your first order of Kure Bazaar polish at The Detox Market.
- Code NEWKNEW will save you 15% sitewide at Dazzle Dry.
What fall nail trends will be your go-to?
Common questions about nontoxic fall nail polish:
The best nontoxic nail polish brands: Côte, KURE BAZAAR, Olive & June, Sally Hansen and Dazzle Dry. Learn more about them here.
Matte manis, browns and taupes, dark red or navy, grays, glazed donut nails and emo French. Learn more here.
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