The 10 Most Popular Nail Polish Colors of Fall 2022

Expect to see these shades all over your Instagram feed.

The Best Nail Polish Colors for Your Fall Manicures
Photo: Courtesy Orly, Pleasing and OPI

In my humble and honest opinion, fall is the best season.

And before you start debating me, just hear me out: There's no humidity, which means you sweat less, hot coffee is once again seasonally appropriate, and wearing a thick, cozy sweater is honestly the next best thing to being wrapped up in a duvet.

Another reason why I love fall: The onset of sweater weather means changing my nail polish colors, too. Suddenly all of those neons and pastels I've been wearing during the summer don't feel right. Instead, I always find myself reaching for warm or muted colors because they have more of a fall vibe.

To get inspiration for my fall 2022 manicures, I turned to top nail artists to get the details on what shades are going to be trending this season.

Here, the 10 best nail polish colors to try this fall.

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Rusty Red: Sundays Studio Nail Polish in No.24

Sundays Studio No. 24

Why not look to the changing leaves for manicure inspiration? This warm, rusty red is right on theme. "These shades remind us of the leaves changing, and are energetic and uplifting, says Amy Ling Lin, CEO and Founder of Sundays Studio.

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Shimmery Copper: ORLY Nail Lacquer in Stop the Clock

Orly Nail Lacquer in Stop the Clock

You don't need to be skilled at nail art to elevate your manicures. A metallic polish like this one from ORLY is guaranteed to earn compliments. "This rusty, copper shade has a slight shimmer to it to catch the eye," says Sonya Belakhlef, celebrity nail artist.

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Cool Gray: Essie Nail Polish in ChinChilly

Essie Nail Polish in Chinchilly

Beige and baby pink aren't the only neutral manicure options. For anyone who's looking to switch up their minimalist manicures this fall, this mauve-gray is the shade to try. Nail artist Hang Nguyen is a fan of Essie's Nail Polish in Chinchilly.

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Grungy Gold: OPI Nail Lacquer in I Mica Be Dreaming

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Mica Be Dreaming

"Chrome and metallic nails have made a comeback, (think Hailey Bieber's glazed doughnut nails)," says Los Angeles-based nail artist Sigourney Nuñez. "This trend will transition into fall with a more weathered and grunge approach like a dirty gold – OPI's I Mica Be Dreaming which is part of its fall 2022 collection fits this vibe."

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Olive Green: CND Vinylux in Olive Grove

CND Vinylux in Olive Grove

If you're in the market for a transitional nail polish shade that matches the transitional fall weather, look no further than olive green. "Olive Grove by CND is a shade that was released as part of their summer collection, but will pair well with any fall ensemble," says celebrity manicurist Mimi D. "The deep green shade is one of my favorites because it reminds me of the leaves changing colors."

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Mocha Brown: Zara Nail Polish in Power

Zara Nail Polish in Power

Like soft scarves and pumpkin spice lattes, a deep brown manicure goes hand-in-hand with fall. "This is a great true-brown fall color," says Nguyen.

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Soft Purple: Sundays Studio Nail Polish in No.27

Sundays Studio Nail Polish in No.27

If you're one of the many people who have been gallivanting around Europe this summer, a soft purple manicure will recenter you ahead of the new season. "Many of us have been traveling this summer. This fall we need a shade like No.27 to keep us feeling relaxed and grounded," says Lin.

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Ghostly White: ORLY Nail Lacquer in Ceci N'est Pas Blanc

Orly Nail Lacquer in Ceci N'est Pas Blanc

If the onset of spooky season has you ready to break out the black nail polish, you'll dig this ghostly white polish by ORLY. "This white has a gothic feel to it that gives it an almost eerie feeling," says Belakhlef.

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Navy Blue: Pleasing Beach Ball Polish

Pleasing Nail Polish in Beachball

"A moody navy is a fall season staple in my book and Pleasing's Beach Ball is just that – a perfect deep blue," says Nuñez. We'd have to agree.

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Milky Chocolate: No Fear Chocolatier Chocolate-Scented Nail Polish

Nails Inc. No Fear Chocolatier Chocolate-Scented Nail Polish

"Nails.Inc's 'No Fear Chocolatier' is a gorgeous nude reminiscent of chocolate milk (think a lot of milk and a just a little bit of chocolate)," says Mimi D. "It's perfectly pigmented to wear on its own or serves as a great base for a fall color french manicure."

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