From the perfect plum to a cool grey, get your hands on the season’s best shades.
Nails Inc. Nail Polish in "Black Diamond"
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in "Vert Obscur"
Try out this deep forest hue for an effect similar to black polish—both crisp and striking. This one ups the ante with flecks of green and blue that are only visible in certain lighting.
To buy: $27, nordstrom.com.
Essie Nail Polish in “In the Lobby”
With the plump, glossy finish of a gel manicure, this rich burgundy looks especially decadent against your favorite sweater.
To buy: $8.50, essie.com.
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in “Griffith Gaze”
Inspired by dreamy sunsets over L.A.’s famed Griffith Park observatory, this pinkish-gray pick is a complex mix of cool and warm tones that makes it flattering on all skin tones.
To buy: $18, laurenbbeauty.com.
Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in “Regret the Moon”
Here’s a pearly-white pick that shimmers without looking the slightest bit tacky. Plus, the light-colored and light-diffusing shade makes any inevitable chipping much less noticeable.
To buy: $18, neimanmarcus.com.