The “Ugly” Nail Polish Shade TZR Editors Are Obsessing Over For Fall

It’s surprisingly flattering on everyone, too.

Forget cinnamon-spiked lattes and plotting the ideal Halloween costume — the best part of fall is swapping summer nail polish for autumn’s deep, dramatic colors. Earth- and jewel-toned shades (it’s a big year for brown-green) accentuate every style, and TZR editors are sharing their top picks.@overglowedit
“I love the playfulness of a funky green nail — this one has a slimy quality to me, but still fits into the neutral zone. I don't paint my nails often, so this is a color that I could wear every day and still feel like myself.” —Aemilia Madden, Senior Fashion Editor
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“While I usually pick deeper reds for fall, this year I'm coveting a bolder apple-red. This limited-edition Chanel shade is the most daring hue yet doesn't feel overwhelming. It's classic and looks good with every outfit.” —Rebecca Iloulian, Associate Director of Marketing & Audience Development
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“I've been wearing bright nail colors all summer long, so for fall I'm craving darker, earthy tones. J.Hannah's Compost shade will perfectly complement any fall look.” —Maggie Haddad, Strategist, Social Media
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“There are very few colors of nail polish I wear, so one of my go-to's for fall/winter is a deep red, almost brown color like this one. The shade goes well with my skin tone and adds a pop of color to my autumnal outfits.” —Marina Liao, Senior Fashion News Editor
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“Green is my favorite color but I've been hesitant to fully embrace it as a nail polish. Not all greens work on my skin tone but with Zoya's Cooper, I finally found a shade slightly darker than sage and creamy without too much grey, which can give off a chalky effect.” —Kathy Lee, Editor-in-Chief
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“My manis usually involve a simple design and negative space but if I had to pick just one shade as an all-over color, it would be this light almond cream from Olive & June. It's subtle, chic, and the perfect contrast to the dark hues in my fall wardrobe.” —Annie Blay, Associate Beauty News Editor
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“I lean towards bold shades when it comes to nail polish, so it's no surprise I'm loving Palma, a vivid green color, from the Jinsoon x Suzie Kondi collab. With lots of green hues trending for fall, I'll definitely be matching my fingers to my outfits.” —Kelsey Stewart, Fashion & Beauty Writer
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“I'm endlessly picky when it comes to red polish, but this burnt orange shade is perfection and hands down my go-to for fall. It's gotten to the point that I'll bring a bottle with me to the salon just in case they don't have it in stock; that's devotion.” — Hannah Baxter, Deputy Beauty Editor
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