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Deep Neutral Nail Colors That We'll Be Craving This Fall

The best new shades for leaf peeping and latte sipping.
By Patricia Shannon
September 02, 2021
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Fall neutral nail colors are in. But not just any neutrals, we're talking deep and toasty browns, warm and enticing creams, and taupe-y picks with just a hint of spice. Can you picture it? These neutral nail colors for fall pair wonderfully with seasonal lattes and chunky knits of all kinds. A good neutral is the ultimate wardrobe MVP, the best of them having the chameleon-like ability to go with just about anything. Whether you're the type who dons shades of black and gray from late September through February or, instead, opt for tones that mirror the turning leaves, these varying shades of neutrality will provide the complement to whatever your autumnal wardrobe entails. Take a gander at our favorite fall neutral colors for nails to help you get in on the season's most flattering trend.

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