The Best OPI Nail Colors for Fall 2021, Hands Down

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OPI Complimentary Wine Nail Polish
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Asking us to choose a favorite OPI nail color is like asking Mama to choose a favorite child. There's not only one, and it all depends on timing. She might choose you after you bake her famous Christmas cookies come December "just because;" we might choose Cajun Shrimp "just because" it's warm outside. Then next week, the slate is clean again—and the wall of OPI bottles at the nail salon is flush with possibility. When summer gives way to autumn, we're ready with a full set of OPI nail shades to add to the mani lineup. From dark vampy shades to rich warm hues to toasty anti-Bubble Bath nudes, OPI fall nail colors get you ready to have the best season ever. Whether you try something new or go with an all-time classic, you can't go wrong. Here are the best OPI nail shades for fall 2021.

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Complimentary Wine

OPI Complimentary Wine
Amazon

This deep burgundy is reminiscent of your favorite glass of red wine. We guarantee people will be asking you for the name of this shade for their next salon visit.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Yank My Doodle

OPI Yank My Doodle
Amazon

Fall's favorite color was given a hint of copper to create the perfect way to wear the shade on your nails.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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That's What Friends Are Thor

OPI That’s What Friends Are Thor
Amazon

Earthy tones create a flattering shade of this fall-ready color that'll become your go-to neutral as soon as the temperatures dip below 80 degrees.

BUY IT: $12.50; amazon.com

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Suzi – The First Lady of Nails

Suzy - The First Lady of Nails
OPI

Picture this warm, mossy green paired with an ivory cable knit. It's a match made in autumn if we ever did see one.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

05 of 20

Lincoln Park After Dark

"Lincoln Park After Dark" by OPI
OPI

This is one of OPI's greatest hits, especially when fall and winter come to town. It comes off "where midnight meets purple," but we make sure to apply two to three coats so that it can reach its vampiest potential.

BUY IT: $9.99; target.com

06 of 20

Fall-ing for Milan

OPI Fall-ing for Milan
Amazon

A subtle shimmer makes this vintage-inspired shade a great pick for a fall wedding or special occasion but it's also a pretty shade for everyday wear.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

07 of 20

Red Heads Ahead

Red Heads Ahead by OPI
OPI

Southern gals never fully like to retire their bright red, and this OPI number (from the Scotland Collection) is the only reddish hue you need this autumn.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

08 of 20

Russian Navy

Russian Navy Nail Polish
OPI

We're partial to this signature metallic blue shade for fall. You'll feel like taking some names with this chic shade on your nails.

BUY IT: $8.99; walmart.com

09 of 20

Rub-a-Pub-Pub

Rub-a-Pub-Pub by OPI
OPI

If you think charcoal gray means boring neutral nails, think again. This ultra-shiny shade is a more robust nude to include on your fall mani lineup.

BUY IT: $13; amazon.com

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Icelanded a Bottle of OPI

Icelanded a Bottle of OPI
OPI

This is one of our favorite fall taupes ever. It hits all the marks for a flattering dove-beige shade and feels just like fall in the South: warm but still cozy.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Edinburgh-er & Tatties

Dusty Pink
OPI

Don't let anyone tell you that pink doesn't work all year long. This dusty hue is a toned-down version of pastel pink that can be rocked from January to December.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Now Museum, Now You Don't

Now Museum, Now You Don't
Amazon

This metallic orange-red practically screams that autumn has arrived. It'll give all of your cozy sweaters a pop of fun, warm color.

BUY IT: $8.25; walmart.com

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Check Out the Old Geysirs

Check Out the Old Geysirs
OPI

If you're not so into the dark and vampy shades, this periwinkle-inspired blue will switch things up. It's perfectly muted and has just the slightest touch of iridescent shimmer to keep things interesting.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Como Se Llama?

Como Se Llama?
OPI

A brazen burgundy shade is just what the weather change ordered. It's the perfect shade of rich red to wear well into winter.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Suzi Needs a Loch-smith

Coppery Orange
OPI

This copper-kissed shade of orange takes your summer coral and turns it into a fall-ready option.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Boys Be Thistle-ing at Me

OPI Boys Be Thistle-ing at Me
Amazon

Autumn always has us craving darker shades, and this jeweled purple is like a slightly more vibrant version of Lincoln Park After Dark. (Try Good Girls Gone Plaid, also from OPI's Scotland Collection, when you're ready for a super-dark hue.)

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Spare Me a French Quarter?

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This is how autumn does hot pink. The rich jewel-toned magenta is perfect for gals who don't fully want to give up bright summery shades just yet.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Things I've Seen in Aber-green

Things I Have Seen In Aberdeen
Amazon

An edgy green deserves to be seen—on your nails this fall! Less emerald and more camo, this enviable shade is worth stepping outside your typical nude or dark purple.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Alpaca My Bags

OPI Alpaca My Bags
Amazon

If you're tired of the same old shades, this is definitely one to try. This smoky bluish teal is unexpected in the best way.

BUY IT: $10.50, amazon.com

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Set of Pipes

Nice Set of Pipes
OPI

This playful gray-purple shade will have you kicking that purplish taupe right to the curb. It's dark but not too dark, making it the perfect pop of color to wear during the fall.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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