The 12 Best Fall Nail Colors, According to Byrdie Editors

As summer comes to an end, it's easy to feel a sense of trepidation. Sunlit days are fleeting, beach days become a happy memory, and weekend getaways become few and far between. It's enough to make you play Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray on repeat. But before you pack up your belongings and move south for the winter, know that it's not all bad. After all, autumn means sweaters, hot coffee, apple orchards, and Halloween. It also means we can take a break from wearing bold and vivid brights, opting for moodier shades of red, plum, brown, and black instead. (The thought of dark and dramatic colors like those is enough to bring out our inner Wednesday Addams, and we love it.)

How do we begin to make the transition between bright and dark, you ask? Easy. We start by painting our nails. It's the perfect way to begin our yearly autumnal love affair with gloomy hues. Keep scrolling to see the best fall nail colors, according to Byrdie editors.