The Hottest Nail Polish Hues for Fall Weddings, Bridal Showers and, Yes, Ring Selfies

Meet the shades of the season

Updated 09/13/18

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Hair and makeup may take center stage while prepping for your wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you can neglect your digits. A mani is another opportunity to show off your sense of bridal style, after all. And while we love moody florals and lunar designs, you can’t go wrong with a stunning wash of color. With that in mind, there are a few nail polishes that should be on your radar for fall weddings, bridal showers, and engagement ring selfies this season.

From harvest hues to natural nudes, these are the hottest shades we’ll be rocking all autumn long.

01 of 09


Courtesy of OPI

For the bold bride who likes to make a major statement, OPI Nail Lacquer in “Teal the Cows Come Home” is as witty as it is show-stoppingly pretty.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $11

02 of 09

Black Cherry

Courtesy of Marc Jacobs

Looking to unleash your inner vixen? Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in “Jezebel” is a deep, black cherry hue that’s endlessly seductive.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $18

03 of 09

Midnight Blue

Courtesy of Sundays

Want to switch things up? Trade black for a supremely dark midnight blue, such as Sundays Nail Polish in “No. 4.” The result is grown-up and sophisticated rather than goth.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $18

04 of 09

Forest Green

Courtesy of Smith & Cult

Smith & Cult has amassed a loyal following. And with highly pigmented picks like “Darjeeling Darling,” it’s easy to see why. This jaded forest green is a rich, regal choice.

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $18

05 of 09


Courtesy of Floss Gloss

Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer in “Mauve Wives” is an autumnal standout. This muted wine creme is fabulous for transitioning between bright summer shades and dark winter colors.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $9

06 of 09

Mossy Olive

Courtesy of Londontown

Swipe on Londontown Lakur in “Star Moss” for a look that’s earthy, woodsy, and elegant. Add a smattering of silver or gold sparkles to up the glam factor.

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $16

07 of 09

Opaque Sand

Courtesy of JINsoon

Tallon trends may come and go, but a lovely neutral is forever. This season, opt for an opaque take on this timeless classic by adding JINsoon Nail Polish in “Sandbar” into the rotation.

SHOP NOW: JINsoon, $18

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Charcoal Gray

Courtesy of Tenoverten

Tenoverten Nail Polish in “Oliver” is a warm charcoal that’s satisfying cozy. Think of it as a chunky knit sweater...but for your fingertips.

SHOP NOW: Tenoverten, $18

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Asphalt Metallic

Courtesy of Essie

Essie is known for runway-ready colors, and “Empire Shade of Mind” definitely fits in that category. This NYC-inspired asphalt metallic wows whether you’re in Soho or Midtown East.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $9

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