For someone who doesn’t accessorize a ton, I do love a manicure. I’m a die-hard gel fan, primarily because it lasts forever. And my manicures usually look the same: short nails, with the darkest burgundy I can find — something more black than red. Think: the gel version of Chanel Vamp. But this fall, rich brown hues are everywhere….and they make for a really gorgeous, on-trend manicure that still satisfies my vamp tendencies.
I’m wearing CND Shellac Burnt Romance (gel mani) on my nails. But if you aren’t a die-hard gel fan, we rounded up our favorite rich brown nail polishes for both manis and pedis. Try mixing two — one on your fingers, another on your toes, or using a range for a really chic monochromatic rainbow mani.
Dark Brown Nail Polish: Our Top 10 Colors For Fall
Dior Wild Earth | $28
The TME Why: Now I’m in the mood for hot chocolate. Which reminds me of the holidays. Can we call this a pre-holiday color? In any case, it’s also a solid neutral (matches with anything) and feels both sophisticated and clean.
Essie Rust Worthy | $9
The TME Why: I’d call this bronze, but rust is spot on… except that it’s waaay prettier than that sounds. Gleaming rust? Glided rust?
The TME Why: Like melon but more fall. Autumnal melonberry? Yes, EXACTLY.
The TME Why: I don’t know if this is quite the color of cider, but it definitely gives those warm, cozy feels. This color would look AMAZING on all skin-tones.
OPI Linger Over Coffee | $13
The TME Why: A cooler, grey-toned brown reads especially sophisticated.
Essie Seeing Stars | $8.89
The TME Why: Think…a Hershey bar, but with glitter.(Sort of concerned that nail polish keeps reminding me of food…)
Essie Cliffhanger | $9
The TME Why: Not to be confused with Essie’s On The Bright Cider. This is basically a more shimmery version of that one. Perfect for hanging from cliffs or biting your nails during the scary part of the movie.
The TME Why: *Cue scene of Warden Walker in Holes putting on her rattlesnake venom-infused nail polish (and slapping Mr Sir.)* Also yes, it’s red but it’s also BROWN. #complicated
Dior Terra Gold | $28
The TME Why: The color I gots on mah toes. (Does Dior appreciate a well-placed twist on grammar? Probs not. OK then: The hue I selected to temporarily decorate my lower corpus unguis.) It’s beautiful.
The TME Why: The color all organic apples should be when you bob for them in a barrel. #downwithgrannysmith