According to OPI HQ, These Are the Most-Wanted Nail Polish Colors for Fall

Growing up, I collected bottles of OPI nail polish like my friends collected Beanie Babies, Pokémon cards, Happy Meal toys, Furbies, and any other treasure you'd find nestled inside a '90s-baby starter pack. I'm sure my obsession with OPI nail colors, in particular, came partly from my mom, who wore a regular rotation of iconic hues like I'm Not Really a Waitress, You Don't Know Jacques!, Bogotá Blackberry, Lincoln Park After Dark, and OPI Red. I thought she was the most glamorous being to walk the earth, so naturally, I thought OPI nail colors were the most glamorous beauty accessory one could possibly choose to don. (Honestly, I'm still a believer!) 

But I also think there was something about the enchanting, vampy dark hues she wore—so quintessentially fall—that caused my besottedness. Not surprisingly, I've had a thing for OPI's iconic palette of moody fall shades ever since.

Of course, OPI (and all of our other fave polish brands) makes plenty of gorgeous shades we can wear any time of the year that we damn well please. (Seasonal nail color "rules" are a thing of the past, folks.) But to take a trip down memory line, I asked OPI HQ to share four of its most-beloved fall nail colors of all time. Looking for some at-home mani inspiration? Sixteen of the best fall nail colors from OPI await just below. 

OPI's Best-Selling Iconic Shades for Fall

Lincoln Park After Dark

The epitome of brooding aubergine, this borderline-black nail color has a tinge of purple and is known as one of the most iconic OPI nail colors of all time. The inky, dark shade is perfect for fall. 

Malaga Wine

Malaga Wine is a nail-artist favorite, and Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez's celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik recently told us it's one of his favorites—especially when fall rolls around. 

Big Apple Red

One of the reasons we adore this classic shade of red so much is that it magically seems exceptionally appropriate for any season. We're always excited to bite into this juicy shade of crimson.

Black Onyx

Black nails are forever chic, and this iconic favorite is our forever go-to. To keep the shade fresh and on-trend this fall, keep your nails short and neat. 

More OPI Nail Colors We Love for Fall

Addio Bad Nails, Ciao Great Nails

According to OPI HQ, dusky, rich floral shades like this stunning polish will be a huge color trend for fall. The brand describes this demure hue as "a wisp of pale lavender shimmer."

Complimentary Wine

Meet Complimentary Wine, a mouthwatering shade of velvety cabernet. (And yes, we suggest pouring yourself a generous glass as you paint.)

Drama at La Scala

We're loving this vintage dark teal. It's dramatic and unique without being quite as moody as navy or other deeper shades of blue.

Duomo Days, Isola Nights

Looking for an OPI nail color that's still in the turquoise family but with a little bit more vim and vigor? Try Duomo Days, Isola Nights, a mesmerizing sapphire blue.

Fall-ing for Milan

Trust us. The image of this polish doesn't do the new OPI nail color justice. Consider this a great alternative to gold or your go-to metallic—bronze with light-catching flecks of shimmering gold.

Galleria Vittorio Violet

Whoever said fall was reserved for dark and moody shades of purple hasn't met this gleaming mash-up between amethyst and violet.

Have Your Panettone and Eat It Too

Have Your Panettone and Eat It Too is undoubtedly one of the best new nail colors from OPI's fall collection. It's a slightly sweeter, zippier iteration of another fall classic: burnt orange.

Leonardo's Model Color

Lovers of sparkly nail colors, this new fall pick is for you. Glowing and light-catching, it's a rich purple with swirled glitter that was inspired by one of Italy's greatest artists.

My Italian Is a Little Rusty

Part rusted red, part roasted chestnuts, this burnished, earthy shade is a classic nod to an autumnal color palette.

OPI Nails the Runway

Nothing feels more 'tis the season than glassy shades of silver and chrome. This is a runway-inspired hue that is sure to be your next granite-gray obsession. 

Suzi Talks With Her Hands

Or if shimmering grays aren't your thing, you can try a slick of this signature glossy gray. (It's the perfect neutral if you're sick of black, white, or nude.)

This Color Hits All the High Notes

Last but not least comes this wintery, iridescent number called This Color Hits All the High Notes. It's a delicate, pearly blue sure to win loads of compliments.

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, The 15 Coolest Nail Designs for Fall 2022