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!) 


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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

Malaga Wine

Big Apple Red

Black Onyx

More OPI Nail Colors We Love for Fall

Addio Bad Nails, Ciao Great Nails

Complimentary Wine

Drama at La Scala

Duomo Days, Isola Nights

Fall-ing for Milan

Galleria Vittorio Violet

Have Your Panettone and Eat It Too

Leonardo's Model Color

My Italian Is a Little Rusty

OPI Nails the Runway

Suzi Talks With Her Hands

This Color Hits All the High Notes

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

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.