The Nail Polish Colors Everyone Will Be Wearing This Fall

02/23/2015 12:41 pm ET | Updated Feb 23, 2015
  • Dana Oliver Executive Fashion And Beauty Editor, The Huffington Post

We may be dreaming of tropical climates to help us get through the cold-weather months, but there's one element of fall that we're still holding on to: nail polish.

Backstage at New York Fashion Week Fall 2015, manicurists painted models' nails in rich, autumn shades of red, purple and green with super shiny and matte finishes. Flesh-toned hues were also popular, as they balanced out the heavy wool fabrics and dense floral prints found in the collections.

We may have to wait five more months to update our closets with the highly-coveted designs, but at least we can get our hands on the nail polish colors behind these spectacular runway manicures.

  • Erin Fetherston
    Broadway Nails
  • Playing off the sophistication of the collection, manicurists painted on a soft modern mauve shade with accent nails on each ring finger. Shop the look: imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails and KISS Salon Secrets Rococo Veil Kit
  • Costello Tagliapietra
    Essie
  • Tagliapietra's fall collection was filled with jewel tones and sheen fabrics and this metallic blue nail brought a flash to the runway. Shop the look: Essie Aruba Blue
  • Kate Spade
    Deborah Lippmann
  • Two shades were layered to create a deep warm red that enhances the overall styling. It’s not too red and not too brown, but the perfect scintillating color that you can’t say no to, just like a red velvet cupcake, according to Deborah Lippmann. Shop the look: Deborah Lippmann Knock on Wood and My Old Flame
  • Narciso Rodriguez
    Mark Schafer
  • In tandem with the David Bowie-esque styling, celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann fashioned a sheer veil of black on the nail, replicating the look of subtle chiffon. Shop the look: Deborah Lippmann Fade to Black and Hard Rock
  • Bibhu Mohapatra
    Broadway Nails
  • To play off the contrast of patterns and colors in the collection, jet black press-on nails were applied then adorned each with a pearl on the half moon, accenting the thumbs with white feathers. Shop the look: Broadway Nails imPRESS in Text Appeal and KISS Salon Secrets Luxe Accents Kit
  • Novis
    Billy Farrell Agency
  • Manicurist Casey Herman used a combination of green and black nail colors to create this fun two-toned "S" shaped manicure. Shop the look: China Glaze Kinetic Candy, Shore Enuff and Liquid Leather
  • Kaelen
    KISSusa
  • To play off the colors and patterns in the collection, KISS and Broadway Nails lead manicurist Gina Edwards used an oval shaped false nail set with nail art guides to create a negative space chevron design in a warm mauve hue. Shop the look: KISS 100-Count Nails in Active Oval and Kiss Design Perfection
  • Reem Acra
    OPI
  • To create the iridescent gold look, Lead OPI nail artist Miss Pop combined shimmering gold lacquers by overlaying one shade over the other. Shop the look: OPI Cosmo-not Tonight Honey and Up Front and Personal.
  • Houghton
    OPI
  • To complement Houghton's display of bold army greens, golds and navy fabrics, OPI provided a new take on the two–tone manicure with this shimmery manicure. Shop the look: OPI Nail Lacquer You Callin' Me a Lyre and Lacquer in My Vampire is Buff
  • Marissa Webb
    OPI
  • Team OPI created a matte navy nail look with a strip of negative space that was bold and strong with a feminine touch. Shop the look: OPI Nail Lacquer in Light My Sapphire and Matte Top Coat
  • BCBG
    OPI
  • OPI’s lead nail artist Miss Pop and the OPI team of nail tech pros provided signature nude matte manicures for the BCBGMAXAZRIA models. Classy! Shop the look: OPI Nail Lacquer in Samoan Sand
  • Derek Lam
    JINSoon
  • Working with the rich accent hues in the color palette, Jin Soon Choi chose a luxurious, deep burgundy to complement the designer's vision. Shop the look: JINSoon Audacity
  • Karen Walker
    JINSoon
  • Jin Soon Choi created a rich blue metallic nail to accentuate the clothing's rich hues and strong patterns. Shop the look: JINSoon Heirloom .
  • Rag & Bone
    JINSoon
  • A sleek, classic nude color complemented the effortless cool of the Rag & Bone Fall 2015 collection. Shop the look: JINSoon Nostalgia
  • Wes Gordon
    Essie
  • This textured, geometric nail look played off the gray and violet hues in the clothing for an edgy, yet feminine finish. Shop the look: Essie Smokin' Hot, Sexy Divide and Matte About You
  • Rebecca Minkoff
    Essie
  • This edgy chevron nail flowed with the rock 'n roll theme. Shop the look: Essie Berry Naughty, Mademoiselle and Midnight Cami
  • Sophie Theallet
    Essie
  • Theallet's collection was filled with glamorous prints and textured fabrics heavily influenced by the gypsy culture. Paying homage to the inspiration, Julie Kandalec for Essie created symbolic gypsy wheel nail art. Shop the look: Essie Bahama Mama and Big Spender
  • Alexander Wang
    Essie
  • To match the "army of darkness" vibe at Alexander Wang, a ghostly, obscure nail in a creamy, taupe shade was the go-to. Shop the look: Essie Jazz
  • Charlotte Ronson
    OPI
  • This half metallic, half matte dark purple nail look was all the rage backstage. Shop the look: OPI Nail Lacquer in Ink, RapidDry Quick-Dry Top Coat and Matte Top Coat
  • Naeem Khan
    Essie
  • To pair with the glamorous vibe, nail artist Julie Kandalec created a distressed gold manicure. Shop the look: Essie Shifting Power and Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low
  • Nanette Lepore
    Essie
  • This custom "rock at the top" nail look was created by layering a glitter shade in between two metallic polishes. The burnished color perfectly matched the metallic gold shoes. Shop the look: Essie For the Twill of It, Shifting Power and Rock At The Top
  • Proenza Schouler
    Essie
  • Manicurist Michelle Saunders for Essie created the perfect "Proenza" gray. Shop the look: Essie Licorice and Allure
  • Clover Canyon
    OPI
  • Creamy nudes and warm taupe nail hues complemented the elaborate fabrics found in Clover Canyon's fall designs. Shop the look: OPI Taupe-less Beach, Dulce de Leche and You Don't Know Jacques!
  • Rachel Antonoff
    OPI
  • Playing off the floral designs found in this fall collection, nail artists brought floral to the manicures with an embellished half-moon design. Shop the look: OPI Malaga Wine, Alpine Snow, Hopelessly in Love and Blue My Mind
  • Marchesa
    Revlon
  • In a last-minute backstage switch-up, Jin Soon Choi nixed the beige nail polish the models initially wore and went for a rich bordeaux shade. Shop the look: Revlon Nail Enamel in Vixen
  • Tanya Taylor
    Morgan Taylor
  • Manicures, created by Gina Edwards for Morgan Taylor, were inspired by marine life. This looks emulates the depths of the ocean with a high-gloss black. Shop the look: Morgan Taylor Could Have Foiled Me and Fame Game
  • Chris Gelinas
  • Chris Gelinas accentuated the female form in American work wear, while Gina Edwards modernized a mauve manicure. Shop the look: Morgan Taylor Polished Up

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