Fall beckons us toward the moody, deeper shades of nail polish that are perfect for cooler weather. Just in time for the shift toward darker days and matching nail color, Pinterest reveals the most popular shade that has been saved more than 400,000 times: Essie Nail Polish in Angora Cardi.

Glamour asked three staffers with varying skin tones to try Angora Cardi and report on the look, and the trio said the shade is now one of their go-tos. All three noted the versatility of the color. Despite the richness of the shade, they said, the color felt like a neutral or a nude.


One said the color was neither too flashy nor too bright but at the same time was not too dull. She added that it brought out the warm undertones in her complexion. Another found the muted shade was a new and cool rendition of a nude with a touch more red. Teaming wardrobe colors with it was a breeze. The third found Angora Cardi a perfect shade to transition from summer into fall shade. It combines the colorfulness of summer with a hint of dusty purple for fall.

The shade pops against pale skin and makes deeper-hued fingers look longer, they said.
Once you’ve stocked up on the most popular nail polish on Pinterest, you may want to experiment with the new trends for fall. Chrome leads the way, and these are some recommendations.

With Kylie Jenner leading the way, you’ll be seeing a lot of the holographic nail trend and the sparkle of metallic mermaid-green. Try Sinful Colors Nail Color in Kameleon, $3, or Color Club Nail Lacquer in Blue Heaven, $10. For those who lust after Louboutin but can’t afford the shoes, try the luscious, lustrous gray of Christian Louboutin Nail Polish in Miss Mars, $50.

Be daring and try spray-on nail polish with Milk Makeup Spray Nail Polish in Throwie, $12. It’s a dazzling gold chrome.

Your fallback stance can be classics like deep burgundy and almost black, and you can add the cooler, tones such as rust orange, forest green, and deep navy to your repertoire. Break out Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Wild Thing, $20, for a deep, forest green. Ditch the plain old black for a deep, dark, mysterious navy in Givenchy Beauty Nail Polish in Batman Blue, $23. Merlot is always high on the wine list, and Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour Wicked Attraction, $5, is tasty.

Classics that never go out of style are the rich berry tones of YSL Beauty La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Vintage Plum, $28, and the apple red Chanel Longwear Nail Color in Rouge Puissant, $28.

For full info on Glamour’s pick of the best 25, read more at Best Fall Nail Polish Colors.