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 16 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As you may have seen, blue nail polish is on the rise. So if you're craving a cool blue hue to match the season, look no further than this greenish sea foam shade. The pale color makes a statement on its own, though it's also fun to layer with pops of burgundy and berry.