The seasons are changing and that calls for a few swaps in your getting-ready routine: You’re ditching mesh tops for oversized sweaters, Birkenstocks for boots, and lightweight serums for heavy-duty moisturizers. And when it comes to your manicure, darker mornings usually signal darker hues—but that doesn’t have to be the case.
According to Ruth Kallens, founder of Van Court, a non-toxic nail salon in New York City, this season the hues are decidedly moody, but not necessarily gothic. Think pale neutrals to go with your wine-inspired shades. “Clients are really veering towards burgundies, bordeaux, grays, and nudes,” she says.
Here, we rounded up versions of the next it-colors for fall—all of which are at least seven-free—to add instant chicness to the hand that’ll be clutching your beloved pumpkin spice latte all autumn long.
You’ll be seeing a lot more of these 5 shades, according to Kallens.
If you’re looking for a slightly vampy, cool-toned red, this one’s for you. “It’s the perfect bordeaux for the fall,” gushes Kallens.
Not into going full-on noir? “Dark blue is always a hit during the cooler months,” says Kallens. “The subtle shimmer makes this edgy look chic and even classy.”
Calling all rosé aficionados! “This is the ultimate rose gold for the season,” says Kallens. “It goes on in one coat, levels easily, and is full coverage without being too thick and chunky.”
When you can’t decide between mauve and taupe, this is your go-to. “It’s a perfect gray plum that takes you from business to night flawlessly,” says Kallens.
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Nudes are forever the classic manicure choice—but this season, they venture out from the basic skin tones into hues like pink. “This is the new nude that looks good on everyone!” says Kallens.