Dark and sultry nail colors perfectly reflect the moody depths of winter, and we’re loving the drama. If basic black polish is beginning to bore after a long winter, try plumbing the depths of rich purples, soft blues and intense greys that hold up a mirror to the seasonal sky. These shades are riveting enough to hold everyone’s attention until the arrival of spring lightens the mood.
Jinsoon in Dandy, $18, Barneys
A soft moody blue-purple that’s both melancholy and hip. This shade is sure to be a cult favorite, and the long-wear formula promises to stay chip-free for days.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Washed Denim, $28, Nordstrom
This is the perfect shade for women who love blue and women who love gray and women who can’t decide between their two loves. This iconic nail polish has been reformulated for longer-lasting, high-shine color that cares and strengthens nails over time.
OPI in Suzi – The First Lady of Nails, $10.50, Ulta
This chic olive green is just one of the OPI Washington D.C. Nail Lacquer Collection that reflects a sophisticated twist on classic fall color. Add a jolt of power to your feminine look with fashion’s hottest shade.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Delphine, $18, Sephora
Step up from your nude mani with this high shine mauve that’s somewhere in between tan and purple. Marc Jacobs delivers an unprecedented finish and a shine like 30 coats of lacquer. This polish is formulated with patented bonding agents that deliver a plasticized wet look.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in After Midnight, $20, Nordstom
This gorgeous purple polish from Deborah Lippmann delivers a long wearing shine along with the cushion of a gel manicure without the nail damage.
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Bang the Dream, $18, Net-a-Porter
Smith & Cult’s moody ‘Bang the Dream’ nail polish gives you a rock-chic manicure with a little bit of fine-grain shimmer for an extra edge. This opaque graphite shade glides on smoothly.
Nars Nail Polish in Endless Night, $20, Nordstrom
Out of the depths of the dark and endless night comes a burnt oxblood shade that is vampy and glorious. This wildly chic nail polish is formulated for nothing less than pure color perfection. The high-gloss finish appears freshly painted a long, long time.
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Color in Bamboost, $7, Walmart
Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy is the first Argan Oil infused formula that delivers nail therapy for beautiful nails both inside and out. This dark, sultry green shade won’t leave nails discolored.