The Best Essie Nail Colors for Fall 2020

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High Energy, Low Stress
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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?

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Swing Of Things

Swing of Things
Essie

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

Shop It: $9; amazon.com

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High Energy, Low Stress

High Energy, Low Stress
Essie

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

Shop It: $9; essie.com

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Caviar Bar

Caviar Bar
Essie

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.

Shop It: $11.50; ulta.com

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Cargo Cameo

Cargo Cameo
Essie

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

Shop It: $9; amazon.com

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Spiked With Style

Spiked With Style
Essie

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

Shop It: $8.50; amazon.com

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On the Bright Cider

On the Bright Cider
Essie

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

Shop It: $8.50; amazon.com

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Take Me To Thread

Take Me To Thread
Essie

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

Shop It: $11.50; ulta.com

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Adrenaline Brush

Adrenaline Brush
Essie

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

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Waterfall In Love

Waterfall In Love
Essie

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

Shop It: $9; amazon.com

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Heart of the Jungle

Heart of the Jungle
Essie

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

Shop It: $9; ulta.com

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No Time For Local

No Time For Local
Essie

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.

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Walk The Hemline

Walk the Hemline
Essie

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.

Shop It: $9.50; amazon.com

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Not So Low Key

Not So Low Key
Essie

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

Shop It: $7.50; amazon.com

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Daring Damsel

Daring Damsel
Essie

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

Shop It: $10; amazon.com

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