13 Fall Pedicure Colors for When It's Still Warm Enough to Wear Sandals


The beginning of fall might mean the end of summer, but that doesn't guarantee it's the end of showing off perfectly painted toenails. If you find that it's still warm enough out to keep your favorite sandals nearby, your nails will still need some love (thanks, global warming). But, instead of rocking summer's hot shades, take a note from our book on fall pedicure colors.

Ahead you'll find 13 autumnal hues worth picking for your next pedicure. (You might even decide that you want to extend the shade range to your fingernails!) Keep scrolling to see our faves for the season.

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Burnt Orange

cГґte No. 51 $18Shop

You can never go wrong with smoldering orange in autumn. The color speaks to all things changing leaves, pumpkin picking, and even apple cider. What's not to love about that?

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Ruby Red

Emilie Heathe Nail Artist in The Perfect Red $28Shop

Red is one of those classic colors that works all year-round. The trick is to find a shade of the bold color that has cool blue undertones to match the drop in temperature as we head into autumn.

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Cocoa Brown

Tenoverten Nail Color in Beekman $18Shop

Crisp leaves and hot cocoa by the fire: that's what comes to mind when seeing this color. Paint it on your toes for a warm look that pairs well with all the endearing facets of fall.

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Metallic Mauve

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Mauve It $4Shop

We stand firm in the belief that you can never, ever go wrong with metallic. While silver is great for winter and gold is a traditionally summer hue, rose gold is the prettiest shade for fall. It has hints of summer's warmth while alluding to autumn's cool arrival. While the color alone is something to marvel at, the fact that this nail polish dries in seconds is even more alluring.

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Autumn Bronze

ella + mila Elite Collection in Champagne Pop $11Shop

Another metallic idea for fall? Bronze, of course. Again, it hints to summer's warm gold, while getting darker in prep for autumn's moody hues. Wear it alone all over your nails or paired with light, non-metallic shades for a fun pedi with lots of depth.

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Beautiful Berry

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Spill the Wine $20Shop

Berry is another autumn shade that never goes out of style. It brings to mind cool trips to the vineyard, hefty glasses of mulled wine, and lest we forget, cranberry season. In other words, when you paint this on your toes, they're sure to bring to mind all your favorite fall festivities.

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Pretty Plum

Smith & Cult Color Nail Polish in Analog Fog $18Shop

Another fruity hue that calls autumn home is none other than plum. This pretty purple shade has red and blue undertones, making for a deep option for your next pedi.

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Edgy Eggplant

Morgan Taylor Forever Marilyn Nail Lacquer in A Girl And Her Curls $10Shop

Even farther on the dark and moody autumn nail spectrum, we have this rich eggplant hue. The decadent shade is sure to pop against all skin tones, so make sure you're ready for your feet to be a focal point.

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Seductive Spice

ZOYA Nail Polish in Foster $10Shop

Not quite burgundy and not quite brown, this spicy nail color speaks to chai tea lattes, cinnamon, and just about every other delicious autumn bev you can think of. While it looks great on its own, it's also lovely paired with pale pink hues.

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Understated Olive

butter London Paten Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in British Khaki $18Shop

As the weather starts to change and the temperatures start to dip, you'll notice summer's bright green leaves taking on a more olive hue before turning red, yellow, and brown. If you love the look, let your toes follow suit with this dusty olive shade.

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Flaming Pumpkin

Nails Inc. NAILPURE Vegan '10-Free' Nail Polish in Womanger $15Shop

While the majority of autumn nail shades are berries and browns, you should never shy away from fiery colors of the season. This bold orange hue pumps up the pumpkin vibes while still paying homage to the magic of summer.

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Sea Foam

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Verde Pastello $28Shop

As you may have seen, blue nail polish is on the rise. So if you're craving a cool blue hue to match the season, look no further than this greenish sea foam shade. The pale color makes a statement on its own, though it's also fun to layer with pops of burgundy and berry.

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Pale Pink

Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Mystery $22Shop

Last but not least, we're here to remind you that pastels aren't only for spring. You can rock light pink shades in autumn too, so long as you opt for a slightly dustier take on the pale spectrum.

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