The Nail Polish Colours We’re Wearing This Autumn

Our favourite cold weather colours.
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The cooler months are fast approaching, and it’s officially time to pull all of our cosy knits, denim jackets and oversized scarves out of hiding.

The change of season also sees many of us reaching for a new nail colour.

While the warmer weather is all about pretty pastels and bright poppy shades, autumn calls for a much moodier aesthetic.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect muted blue nail polish to match the stormier skies or opting for a deep red to draw some colour to your otherwise neutral look, autumn nail polish colours are some of our favourites.

Below, we share the nail polish shades we’re painting our nails with season.

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Dior red nail polish.


Dior Vernis Couture Colour Nail Polish In Rouge Cinema

from $44 at Sephora

This deep Dior nail polish comes in a deep shade of red that’s perfect for starting off the cooler season with a hint of elegance.

  • High shine finish
  • Gel liquid formulation
  • Strengthening benefits

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The best nail colours for autumn.


Chanel Le Vernis Particulière

from $48 at Chanel

This soft brown shade of Chanel’s long-favourite Le Vernis range pairs perfectly with all of the cosy knits and denim we’re bringing out of storage.

Key features:

  • High pigment
  • Camellia eco-ceramides
  • Flat, wide brush

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Essie Expressie Quick Dry Nail Polish


essie expressie Quick Dry Nail Polish 340

from $13.99 at Adore Beauty

This muted blue shade from Essie does not only come in a handy quick dry formula but is the ideal colour to pair with all of your cosy coastal grandmother outfits.

Key features:

  • Quick dry formula
  • Angled brush
  • Vegan

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OPI Infinite Shine - Lincoln Park After Dark


OPI Infinite Shine – Lincoln Park After Dark

from $14.37 at Adore Beauty

OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark is an autumn favourite for a reason. Being closer to black than it is to purple, its the ideal evening shade during colder months.

Key features:

  • 15ml
  • Long wear lacquer
  • Infinite shine

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Smith & Cult Lovers Creep autumn.


Smith & Cult Lovers Creep

$32.00 at Adore Beauty

This deep red is not only the ultimate cool girl autumn shade for 2024 but looks particularly cute on your dressing table.

Key features:

  • Opaque bordeaux creme
  • High-shine finish
  • Chip resistant

What Colour Is In For Autumn Nails?

Deep reds, browns and orange hues have always been in for autumn nails and that hasn’t changed.

This year, we’re expecting to see the return of all of our favourite red shades, including maroon and crimson, as well as some dark brown, orange and purples.

However, this autumn, we’re also expecting to see some softer additions join the mix, including light brown, muted blues and greys.

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