Cfc5996cc6413639c03a back to school nail polish colors

Put away those summer brights! School is back in session and that means it’s time to embrace your darker side. Luckily, autumn’s much-anticipated arrival brings a new array of deep, moody hues perfect for back-to-school season. Read on to discover the top five shades to put on your radar this fall.

Deep Plum

A chic alternative to black nails, this dark shade evokes an air of mystery and allure. This season, some interpretations of the deep purple tone offer a hint of iridescent shimmer, making it ultra-wearable for both day and night.

Try:  IBD Plum Raven

Very Berry

A warm pumpkin spice latte and sweet berry hues are fall’s ultimate pairing. This deep raspberry shade walks the line between pink and red and is flattering on most skin tones.

Try: Party On A Platform

Muted Mauve

True to autumn’s gravitation toward dusty pastels, this pale purple shade is bound to strike a cord with pink and nude nail devotees. Its faded appearance makes it just as versatile as any neutral with an added hint of femininity.CND Lilac Eclipse


Smoky Neutrals

Slate gray, charcoal and rich espresso shades prove to be this season’s new neutrals. Endlessly versatile and chic, the deep hues lay the groundwork for minimalist nail art.

OPI That’s What Friends are Thor


Green Scene

Taking a cue from the popular emerald hues of last fall, this season’s offerings feature a variety of fresh green shades in different finishes. Think: pearlescent hunter green, moss green and blue-green.

Zoya Tabitha

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