fall nail color trends 2018

Pumpkin spice lattes, chunky knit sweaters, taking pictures of your feet in the leaves… You know what these mean – it’s fall, baby! Along with all the things we love about fall, we are particularly excited for the chance to get our fall color palette going and that includes on our nails! Check out some of our fave fall nail color trends below!


fall nail color trends 2018 - fall neutrals
Nothing says fall quite like neutral tones and muted hues. Greens, beiges, taupes, you know the drill when it comes to earthy tones that look chic and reflect the fall vibes that are settling in around us. We are loving the olive shade of O.P.I’s  Suzi – The First Lady of Nails as an unexpected twist on the classic neutral; this mossy green is about as full-on fall vibes as you can get. It’s totally the pick for a boss babe making her way to the office in a long khaki trench. Helllloooo, fabulous.

Essie’s Truth or Bare is one of our favorite nudes for fall 2018. The name says it all – it’s bare, but in the best way possible. We would describe it as a light cinnamon brown with a hint of mauve, giving it a simple yet chic vibe. It’s darker brown shade will flatter tons of skin tones and will have everyone asking where you got your nails done!

If you are looking to stay within the neutral nail polishes, but want just a hint of color, the China Glaze polish in Head to Taupe is the one for you! This light purply taupe will give you a subtle nude look with just a little color to keep things playful.
fall nail color trends 2018 - dark & sultry
You know we love a sultry, dark polish – it’s like a little black dress for your nails! While you could obviously go with a black nail to achieve the moody beauty look, there’s no reason not to try something different this fall! The deep navy blue color of Deborah Lippmann’s Rolling in the Deep is dark and dramatic, but perfectly pretty with the hint of shimmer in the polish. Think dark starry skies, long nights out, and romantic fall encounters!

Essie’s Velvet Voyage is exactly what comes to mind when we think of dark and sultry shades. It’s a deep eggplant purple that will stand out on a number of skin tones (and obviously it will make for a great Instagram of you holding a flute of champagne!).

Formula X has won us over with the classic yet sexy deep red of their polish, Ignite. It is one of our personal faves for any season, but for fall especially. For a bold going out look, try matching your lipstick to this polish color and get ready to wow.
fall nail color trends 2018 - muted brights

Are you ready for fall fashion, but not quite ready to give up the fun brights of the summer months? Girl, we have a solution for you!  By choosing a traditionally brighter color in a muted hue, you can still get that pop of color you love and still transition into a fall vibe. O.P.I’s Alpaca My Bags is the dusty blue of our dreams and is the perfect transition shade from summery blues to wintery hues.

Essie is stealing our hearts with their new fall shade Stop, Drop, & Shop. Not only do we love the name, but the mulberry tone is a perfect muted jewel tone to take us into fall and beyond. Another pinky fall shade we can’t wait to try this season is Zoya’s Joni. We would describe it as a dark mauve-y purple. Can’t you picture it peeking out of an oversized sweater and looking so chic?! These fun shades are a perfect example of how you can transition you manicures into fall tones while still getting in a fun pop of color!

What are your favorite fall nail trends for 2018? Show us your fave fall manis by tagging #lovelulus on Instagram!

xo