Style & Beauty

The Unexpected Fall Nail Color You Should Be Wearing

10/13/2014 06:52am ET | Updated October 13, 2014
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: A model backstage at the Karen Walker fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015at Pier 59 on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

When faced with the difficult task of choosing a nail polish color at the salon, our eyes are immediately drawn to red, burgundy or navy. These shades just scream fall and they pair well with our favorite flannel shirts and sweaters.

But after being inspired by the manicures we saw at Karen Walker's Spring 2015 show, we decided to do the unexpected and go green.

The lush nail color looks stunning on both light and dark complexions. It also has a dazzling effect similar to emerald jewelry when accentuated with a shiny top coat.

We recommend keeping your nail length between short and medium to avoid looking cartoonish, and maintaining a shape that is in proportion with your nail bed for a groomed and gorgeous finish.

Ready to try this surprisingly pretty fall shade? Shop the green nail polishes below.

Zoya Giovanna
Burberry Dark Bottle Green
Essie Going Incognito
The Body Shop Green
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OPI Jade Is The New Black
Dolce & Gabbana Wild Green
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