Trending: Autumn nail polish shades

By Celina Mahoney

Picking a shade for your nails at the salon can be overwhelming. While some people have their staple shade that they get every visit, for others making the right choice can feel like a life changing decision. Here at BF, we’ve decided to make your selection a little easier, by compiling a list of some of the hottest autumnal shades to keep you on-trend this season! Plus don’t forget to check out our homepage to find a professional in your area for your best nails yet.



It wouldn’t be an autumn inspired list if deep, dark reds weren’t mentioned. A signature for many makeup styles and fashion pieces, this colour epitomises all things autumn and takes inspiration from the changing leave colours.

Our choice: Malaga Wine by OPI




Copper is one of the most on-trend colours this season. From eyeshadow and accessories to technology and home décor, it’s the colour everybody has been loving. So why not opt for a metallic mani? This muted shade goes perfectly with autumn colour schemes and will make you stand out from the crowd!
Our choice: Penny Talk by Essie





If neutrals are more your style, then taupe may be the pick for you!  These light, cool-toned browns are the perfect mix of classy and understated, and will go with every outfit. There is a reason taupe is the basis of numerous beauty trends!
Our choice: Tiramisu for Two by OPI




While it may not be a typical choice for many, grey can be a surprisingly beautiful choice for your fingers or toes. Inspired by those gloomy autumn skies, a grey mani will brighten even the rainiest of days! Plus, by being a neutral shade, it will compliment a range of different looks.

Our choice: Grey Matter by Rimmel





Purple tones are also a fantastic choice for autumn-inspired nails. Plus there is a range of different shades: from deep dark purples to dusty neutrals, there is something for everyone! We love dark plum for the toes and a lighter alternative for an every day mani that is effortlessly glam.

Our choice: Plum’s the Word by Sally Hansen




Kylie Cosmetics saw the revival of true-brown lips, but it remains underrated as a nail polish choice. Perfect for a mani or a pedi, a beautiful brown shade would look super stylish when paired with a deep red lip for a night out.

Our choice: French Roast by Revlon

We want to hear your thoughts


While there are dozens of shades for autumn, we hope this list can give you some inspiration to try something different at your next salon visit. Tell us in the comments below what your signature nail polish shade is!