13 Fall Pedicure Colors That Look Great Year-Round

Fall pedicure colors


The beginning of fall might mean the end of summer, but that doesn't guarantee it's the end of showing off perfectly painted toenails. If you find that it's still warm enough out to keep your favorite sandals nearby, your nails will still need some love (thanks, global warming). But, instead of rocking summer's hot shades, take a note from our book on fall pedicure colors.

Ahead you'll find 13 autumnal hues worth picking for your next pedicure. (You might even decide that you want to extend the shade range to your fingernails!) Keep scrolling to see our faves for the season.

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Burnt Orange

Bottle of burnt orange nail polish on a white background.
côte No. 51 $18.00

You can never go wrong with smoldering orange in autumn. The color speaks to all things changing leaves, pumpkin picking, and even apple cider. What's not to love about that?

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Ruby Red

Round bottle of bright red nail polish on a white background.
Emilie Heathe Nail Artist in The Perfect Red $28.00

Red is one of those classic colors that works all year-round. The trick is to find a shade of the bold color that has cool blue undertones to match the drop in temperature as we head into autumn.

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Metallic Mauve

Bottle of metallic rose gold nail polish on a white background.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Mauve It $7.00

We stand firm in the belief that you can never, ever go wrong with metallic. While silver is great for winter and gold is a traditionally summer hue, rose gold is the prettiest shade for fall. It has hints of summer's warmth while alluding to autumn's cool arrival. While the color alone is something to marvel at, the fact that this nail polish dries in seconds is even more alluring.

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Autumn Bronze

Bottle of metallic rose gold nail polish on a white background.
ella + mila Elite Collection in Champagne Pop $11.00

Another metallic idea for fall? Bronze, of course. Again, it hints to summer's warm gold, while getting darker in prep for autumn's moody hues. Wear it alone all over your nails or paired with light, non-metallic shades for a fun pedi with lots of depth.

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Beautiful Berry

Bottle of berry nail polish on a white background with a black lid.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Spill the Wine $20.00

Berry is another autumn shade that never goes out of style. It brings to mind cool trips to the vineyard, hefty glasses of mulled wine, and lest we forget, cranberry season. In other words, when you paint this on your toes, they're sure to bring to mind all your favorite fall festivities.

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Pretty Plum

Bottle of plum nail polish on a white background with a gold lid.
Smith & Cult Color Nail Polish in Analog Fog $18.00

Another fruity hue that calls autumn home is none other than plum. This pretty purple shade has red and blue undertones, making for a deep option for your next pedi.

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Edgy Eggplant

Bottle of dark purple nail polish on a white background.
Morgan Taylor Forever Marilyn Nail Lacquer in A Girl And Her Curls $10.00

Even farther on the dark and moody autumn nail spectrum, we have this rich eggplant hue. The decadent shade is sure to pop against all skin tones, so make sure you're ready for your feet to be a focal point.

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Seductive Spice

Bottle of spicy brown nail polish on a white background.
ZOYA Nail Polish in Foster $12.00

Not quite burgundy and not quite brown, this spicy nail color speaks to chai tea lattes, cinnamon, and just about every other delicious autumn bev you can think of. While it looks great on its own, it's also lovely paired with pale pink hues.

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Light Gray

Rooted Woman Grateful
Rooted Woman Grateful $15.00

It can be hard to break away from your favorite summer white nail polish when fall rolls around, but opting for a light gray can ease the transition. The muted color is chic and fall-esque without being too dramatic.

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Jet Black

Pear Nova Absorb
Pear Nova Absorb $14.00

What says fall more than a sleek black pedicure? It gives off all the magic that is Halloween while still staying stylish. Plus, you can pair it with a bold black mani for an even edgier look.

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Pale Pink

Bottle of dusty pale pink nail polish on a white background.
Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Mystery $22.00

Last but not least, we're here to remind you that pastels aren't only for spring. You can rock light pink shades in autumn too, so long as you opt for a slightly dustier take on the pale spectrum.

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Understated Olive

essie expressie in precious cargo go
Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Vegan Nail Polish in Precious Cargo-Go $9.00

As the weather starts to change and the temperatures start to dip, you'll notice summer's bright green leaves taking on a more olive hue before turning red, yellow, and brown. If you love the look, let your toes follow suit with this dusty olive shade.

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Flaming Pumpkin

Bright orange nail polish on a white background.
Nails Inc. NAILPURE Vegan '10-Free' Nail Polish in Womanger $15.00

While the majority of autumn nail shades are berries and browns, you should never shy away from fiery colors of the season. This bold orange hue pumps up the pumpkin vibes while still paying homage to the magic of summer.

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