The Best Essie Nail Colors for Fall 2020

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When asked to choose a favorite nail color, we'd say that just like desserts, it all depends on the season. In the summer, we might prefer fresh peach cobbler with a side of Essie Ballet Slippers, but come fall it's a whole new situation. There are moody nudes, vampy reds, and a slew of other autumnal nail shades on the salon wall, just waiting to be worn to the pumpkin patch. So when summer finally falls away into the coziest of seasons, we're ready to step outside the lacquer box. Whether you're more of a pumpkin spice orange girl or a classic creamy navy gal—or into something totally unique like mossy green—these Essie nail colors are destined to take on fall 2020 in style. The question is, which one should you try first?

Essie Nail Polish in Swing of Things

Essie Nail Polish in Swing of Things

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Our favorite fall trade has to be switching out summery pink in favor of rich raspberry for an eye-catching mani.

Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish in High Energy, Low Stress

Essie Expressie Nail Polish in High Energy, Low Stress

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Did someone order pumpkin spice? Because this shade from Essie's quick-dry line is overflowing with the warm autumn staple.

Essie Gel Couture Longwear Nail Polish in Caviar Bar

Essie Gel Couture Longwear Nail Polish in Caviar Bar

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This all-time Essie classic is not to be forgotten, if only because it never goes out of style. A bold navy gets the job done from fall to the new year.

Essie Nail Polish in Cargo Cameo

Essie Nail Polish in Cargo Cameo

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Heading up Essie's fall 2020 collection, this metallic bronze is the best take on a neutral we've seen all season.

Essie Gel Couture Longwear Nail Polish in Spiked With Style

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Spiked With Style

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You really cannot beat a vampy dark red once the weather starts to turn and spooky season takes hold. This shade oozes high style.

Essie Nail Polish in On the Bright Cider

Essie Nail Polish in On the Bright Cider

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This pumpkin-inspired orange has us in the mood to take to the patch and make all the pies.

Essie Gel Couture Longwear Nail Polish in Take Me to Thread

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Take Me to Thread

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A little bit purple, a little bit taupe—this dusty lavender is the coziest non-neutral that goes with everything.

Essie Nail Polish in Adrenaline Brush

Essie Nail Polish in Adrenaline Brush

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Every season deserves a signature true red, and this one has yellow undertones to really capture all the facets of fall color.

Essie Nail Polish in Waterfall in Love

Essie Nail Polish in Waterfall in Love

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Head in a funkier fall direction with this robust royal blue that pops amongst all the darks and neutrals.

Essie Nail Polish in Heart of the Jungle

Essie Nail Polish in Heart of the Jungle

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This update on camo green—the unofficial cool-girl shade of autumn—has us feeling like a jungle adventure.

Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish in No Time for Local

Essie Nail Polish in No Time for Local

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Neutral lovers don't have to give up the easy versatility during the colder months. Instead go extra moody with a darkened-down taupe color.

Essie Gel Couture Longwear Nail Polish in Walk the Hemline

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Walk the Hemline

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We like to think of this shade as a cross between dusty rose and mocha brown—and it's sure to add some pep to those digits, stat.

Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish in Not So Low-Key

Essie Expressie Nail Polish in Not So Low-Key

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This dark burgundy red polish from Essie's quick-dry line is perfect for fixing chips on the fly.

Essie Gel Couture Longwear Nail Polish in Daring Damsel

Essie Gel Couture Longwear Nail Polish in Daring Damsel

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Get into the holiday spirit with this brushed champagne gold that takes you from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

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