The Best Green Nail Polishes For a Fresh Fall Manicure
Whether it's a bubble-bath shade or latte colors, we're always on the lookout for the latest and greatest nail trends to try. If you're looking for a fall manicure refresh specifically, lately, we've been eyeing green nail polishes.
Michelle Nguyen, founder of Paris Lash Academy, previously told POPSUGAR that green tones, specifically olive greens and earthy shades, are going to be big this year. This is no surprise, considering these types of hues fit perfectly with the crisp, warm, earthy color scheme of the season. Green nail polish is also a great way to transition into the fall and winter trends, especially if you go toward those darker, moodier shades. If you're leaning toward something brighter, go for a minty shade or something pistachio for an airy and lush vibe. Or if you're prepping for a glam event, you can't go wrong with an emerald-green nail that looks exquisite in the evening. If you prefer neutral tones, we found a few olive and earthy shades that will add a subtle pop.
The point is: green is such a versatile shade, so if you're eager to experiment with the various hues of the cool color, we curated our favorite green nail polishes. Keep reading to shop our top picks from some of our favorite nail brands like Olive & June, Essie, OPI, and more.
— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams
Best Emerald-Green Nail Polish For Fall
The OPI Nail Lacquer in Stay Off the Lawn!! is a stunning emerald green with a creme finish. The color is lush and bold, perfect for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. You can get this long-lasting formula in other green shades as well.
Best Quick-Drying Green Nail Polish For Fall
Constantly on the go? The Essie Expressie Nail Polish in Express to Impress is a quick-drying formula that dries down in about a minute with a glossy finish, no base coat or topcoat needed. This olive-green shade is such a pretty muted tone for the fall, perfect for those who want something moody and earthy. It also comes in a pastel mint-green shade and a darker emerald-green shade. It has an angled brush as well for an easy application on both hands.
Best Earthy-Green Nail Polish For Fall
Ella+Mila's Elite Nail Polish Collection in Paradise Isle is an earthy green perfect for those who love mossy, natural tones. The nail polish has a creamy application that's quick drying. Plus, it's long lasting and chip resistant, as well as vegan and cruelty free.
Best Shimmery Dark-Green Nail Polish For Fall
If you're on the hunt for something eye catching and mesmerizing, the shade Peppermint Bark and Bite from OPI's Infinite Shine Holiday 2023 Collection is your best bet. The forest-green shade is moody and dark, yet the shimmer adds a glam effect that glistens when the light hits it. It's perfect for holiday parties and evening events. The Infinite Shine line offers up to 11 days of wear, with a chip-resistant and fast-drying formula.
Best Olive-Green Nail Polish For Fall
The shade Meet Me at Midnight from Essie's fall 2023 collection is a gorgeous dark olive green, perfect for transitioning into the fall. This deep olive-green tone has undertones of yellow as well, giving it a warmer hue than other darker greens. It's both glam and grounded with its creme finish.
Best Chrome Green Nail Polish For Fall
If you're all about the chrome trend, the ILNP nail polish in Reminisce is such a statement-making option. It's a color-shifting chromatic shade that goes from green to blue as your hands move around. It has a glossy finish with fully opaque coverage. You don't even need a base coat. This is perfect for those who want a more bewitching vibe for the fall.
Best Dark-Green Nail Polish For Fall
The Essie Nail Polish in Off Tropic is such a stunning and rich dark green that's perfect for evenings and the fall and winter. The tones are similar to a Christmas tree. It's a beautiful shade that has a glossy shine finish and an opaque coverage. You can also shop plenty of other green shades from the brand, ranging from muted pastels and earthy tones to bold neons and vibrant iterations of green.
Best Muted-Green Nail Polish For Fall
Olive & June's nail polish in KMC is a stunning light sage green that's perfect for those who want something subtle and pastel. It complements a neutral palette and has a full opaque coverage in two to three coats. It's from a seven-free, long-lasting nail-polish brand that's also vegan and cruelty free.
Best True-Green Nail Polish For Fall
The Nailtopia Nail Lacquer in the shade Green Goddess is a stunning true green. Although it's the perfect transitional shade for the fall, it works for all seasons. It's a lush color that can be both natural and glam. The nail polish is plant based and cruelty free. Plus, it's infused with vitamins and minerals that will help strengthen your nails. It has a chip-free, long-lasting wear as well.
The brand also offers gorgeous emerald greens and deep olive green if you're looking for something darker, a pastel green and a creamy sage green for something a little more light and airy, and a blue-green transition shimmer shade for those mermaidcore vibes.
Best Vibrant-Green Nail Polish For Fall
The shade Taurus-t Me from OPI's Big Zodiac Energy collection is a vibrant green shade that will instantly brighten up your day. The beautifully mesmerizing shade has a shimmery finish with specks of glitter in a variety of shapes and sizes, so when the sun hits it, the radiance is truly eye catching. The bright minty green shade is truly a fun color that packs a statement. Get it in the Infinite Shine line ($14) as well.