Nailing it: 5 Fab Fall Shades to Love

September 2, 2012  |  
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You’ve had tons of fun keeping your fingers fabulously tinted with summer’s neon and pastel nail colors. However, it’s time to start thinking about your new signature hue. Major for fall are shades of gold, orange and wine (or Chianti), as well as seasonal neutrals. There’s even a bit of sparkle to be had. Choose any of these 5 summer-to-fall shades and you’ll transition your tips with ease.





 Metallic nails will continue to be popular for fall, and Chanel has several great shades, like this shimmering gold. Chanel Le Vernis in ‘Goldfingers’. $28 at




Pantone color of the year, tangerine tango, gets an update in this deep orange shade that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. MAC Nail Lacquer in ‘Styleseeker’. $16 at MAC cosmetics




Not sure you’re ready to dive headfirst into ‘Chianti’, fall’s hottest hue? Test the waters on your nails first with this deep pinkish red color from Essie. Essie Nails in ‘Recessionista’. $8 in-stores. Use Essie’s Store locator to find one nearest you.





Find a steely, sophisticated shade of grey in Lancome Vernis in Love’s ‘Gris Angora’. $15 at




Khaki and khaki green are classic colors, perfect for any time of year; but their neutrality is especially helpful in-between seasons. Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in ‘Amazonia’. $23 at Sephora

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