If you’re looking down at your fluorescent nail art and wondering if it’s time to change things up then we’re afraid to say, you’re right. As we move into autumn, summer brights just won’t do. It’s time to adopt something darker and more sultry to suit the new season, and where better to look for inspiration than the season itself? Here are some of our favourite AW15 shades inspired by autumn.
There’s nothing more autumnal than a huge pile of crisp fallen leaves and you can’t go far wrong if you’re taking nail inspiration from these colours. From rich browns like OPI’s I Sing In Colour through deep reds like CND Vinylux in Burnt Romance to metallic oranges like OPI Sprung, these plush tones are guaranteed to match the autumnal shades now hitting the high street.
Of course not every tree sheds it’s leaves and a rich forest of evergreens is just as autumnal as bare branches. Look to British woodlands and forests for inspiration; deep greens like OPI’s Christmas Gone Plaid or CND Vinylux’s Petty Poison look surprisingly sophisticated on nails while softer greens like this Sage Scarf nail polish are great for those who prefer a more subtle look.
While bright blues and turquoises are the perfect fit for summer’s sunny skies, autumn requires something a little more sedate. Take your inspiration from rainy days and crisp wintery nights and adorn your nails with autumn skies-inspired chic greys like CND Vinylux in Asphalt or grown up navies like OPI’s Road House Blues.
As we swap summer’s white wine spritzers for a good old warming glass of red, we can’t help but get nail ideas from what’s in the bottle. Wine colours are both sultry and chic on nails as well as ultra-classic and wearable, the perfect accessory to faux fur and sophisticated coats. Try out CND Vinylux in Dark Lava or OPI in Lincoln Park After Dark for some berry nice nails indeed.