We adore the rich rainbow of nail colours to choose from over the summer months; no polish ever seems off-limits. However, navigating your style as we approach autumn, during the changeable weather of summertime’s final few weeks, can prove a little tricky. We’re here to help. From classic nudes and neutrals to vibrant blues, greens, rubies and pinks, this kaleidoscope of chic, uplifting shades represents our top 16 nail shades for the summer-autumn transition.
Light and chic
Our love of standout nail colours is no secret, but we also adore how the simple addition of a chic, pale and neutral polish can really elevate an overall look. Au Naturel is a classic choice - a sophisticated, semi-sheer beige with a hint of blush that beautifully refreshes your natural nail. Those of you who prefer pure pinks will love the low maintenance, buildable and ultra-flattering effect of Candy Floss, the creamy-soft shine of Flapper, or the relaxed glamour of our dusky rose Love Me Tender - faultless year-round, whether chosen for everyday or occasion wear.
Sticking with neutrals for now, but entering mid-tone territory, our vintage blush Kindness, rich caramel-beige Honesty and beguiling grey-nude Mindful Grey are all timeless and truly stunning shade choices to complement a late-summer ensemble. Moving on to even more colour, our smouldering khaki Viva La Vegan proves to be one of our most sought-after polishes this time of year, while our smoky mid-blue Spiritual delights all who wear it with just how cool, chic and versatile it really is.
Looking to hold on to summer a little longer, but need a shade that will work well into autumn? Reach for Fuchsia In Love, a striking deep pink that lifts your look and works as wonderfully on a bright late-summer’s day as it does well into autumn. Bolder still is our rich, fiery Rouge - eye-catching, ultra-flattering and our ultimate style accessory any day, any outfit, any occasion! For a scarlet that’s a little more seasonal, reach for our vintage red-brown Harmony. Or, for something delightfully different, our bold, glossy blue-green Teal We Meet Again really is the perfect standout shade for this transitional time.
As surprising as it may seem, deep, inky nail hues really can be worn outside of the winter season. On chilly evenings, pair a cosy cashmere knit with the warmth of Dial M For Maroon. Intrigued about going darker still? Painting tips with a dark polish makes for a subtle yet nonetheless stunning style statement, especially on short nails. Try our cool, contemporary blue-grey Number 69 or go all-out ebony with our glossy opaque Black Berry.
View our full transition season edit here.
Whatever your summer-autumn shade choice, we’d love to see how you style it out - tag us @nailberry_ on Instagram. Plus remember to protect and perfect your nail polish with one of our breathable base and top coats. Start with Strengthen & Breathe Base Coat & Nail Strengthener, then dial-up the shine and staying power with our Fast Dry Gloss Top Coat.