A quick look through the #NailArt results on Instagram, your local nail salon or your bestie’s recent mani Monday photos all confirm it: Two-toned manicures are still very on-trend for fall. With the season of cozy knits, chilly nights and vampy makeup colors upon us, it’s time to start planning out all of the fun manicures you’re going to be rocking — including styles with these five nail polish combinations.
Ahead, Essie Global Lead Educator Rita Remark shares her favorite nail color combinations for fall, along with a few must-have shades from the Essie Fall 2019 collection.
“These colors work surprisingly well together and give off a collegiate vibe,” says Remark. “The use of a dark blue prevents the pairing from looking too much like a bumble bee.”
“Amber and gray work wonders together, especially with a gray that has a warm tone like Easily Suede,” she says. “An added bonus to the duo is the difference in enamel and metallic textures.”
This mix is vaguely reminiscent of nature. “A metallic emerald green is a very opulent polish color, so pairing it with creamy coral is the perfect way to dress it down a touch,” says Remark.
“Caramel and orange spice are autumn’s power couple,” she says. Try creating a two-toned manicure by alternating shades on each finger or painting your nails half and half with each.
“These two shades not only complement each other, but also pair easily with anything in your closet,” says Remark. Think of the soft olive green nail polish shade as the new fall neutral.